Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction is the power of a court to preside over a case.  It is determined by several factors, such as geography, and the type of case.  

For example, work injury cases that occur in the state of Nebraska fall under the jurisdiction of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court.  Other courts (for example: county court or federal court) cannot hear workers’ compensation claims.  

Auto collision cases are usually heard in the jurisdiction of the county district court where the collision occurred.    

Under certain circumstances, there is a choice between jurisdictions. (Example: we see this situation often with over-the-road truck drivers).  An attorney can help you determine the appropriate jurisdiction for your claim.   

About Jeff

Jeffrey F Putnam is a personal injury attorney and workers’ compensation attorney located in Omaha, Nebraska. If you have head, neck, or back injuries from your job or an auto accident, call today.

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