I have asthma and we were never told the truth about the mold. A few years ago we had a sewer problem, and another employee took pictures of the mold. I feel we should have been informed as this can affect people’s health.
Your employer should have advised all employees if there was exposure to a toxic amount of mold. Whether or not this amounts to a valid workers compensation claim would depend on particular state law and usually there is a requirement that the exposed individual be injured by the exposure.
To answer your question, they can because they did. The solution is seeking out representation by a qualified attorney who will argue on your behalf. Because they used time that you earned you are entitled to seek payments from the workers compensation insurer. While you may not recover a...Read more »
It does unfortunately happen in some circumstances. Depending on the particular facts of the case a job position may be secure for a period of time. The employer may also be required to offer an accommodation if one is available.
The particular case should be discussed with an attorney....Read more »
This occurs all the time in workers comp cases. Whether or not it is "legal" is a complicated question. If you have an attorney make sure they have filed "issues" with the Commission so that a hearing is set up. It is very likely that even after the IME the second opinion is...Read more »
Correctional officer on cert trip, injured by inmate, seen at hospital local to that institution, 100 miles from home. Claim filed. Multiple threatening letters received and today’s says the bill goes to collections on Wednesday. Injury was the week of Thanksgiving. Wages have not been paid... Read more »
Reach out to your attorney to discuss this issue. Occasionally the letters will stop and the collections action will stop with a quick phone call. The bill should be paid by the workers comp insurance company and if they are not willing to pay a hearing should be requested.
You can certainly file a claim. In my opinion the case is, what is referred to as "compensable." It is somewhat likely that workers comp will challenge the claim because you were not inside the building, however there is specific case law that indicates you have a valid claim. Consider...Read more »
A workers comp hearing is similar to a court proceeding however it is at the administrative level before the Workers Compensation Commission (essentially the Judges). If you do not have an attorney one will likely be needed. If you do then you should have a discussion about this with your...Read more »
I fell at my full time job and have been disabled for 2 months now. I have another job off, part-time, not full-time, but it is in the same field with less stress and less physical strain. I would like to resign, but am not sure if my doctor and physical therapy will continue. I don't... Read more »
If you have an attorney contact them. Ordinarily your medical benefits will not be affected by finding new employment. The 2/3 check will likely stop. Also, resigning may affect your ability to seek vocational rehabilitation in the future under your case. If you are not able to lift over 30 lbs...Read more »
Was told after three months that I could know longer work a light duty post anymore. I have to able to perform my original job as a officer. I have been out work since May 27,2016 until now. My doctor told me to return on Jan 15' 2018 but my finger are still not able to bend properly. Told me... Read more »
You should consult a workers comp attorney in person as there is a lot of information that is needed to properly advise. Depending on the injuries you may be entitled to permanency money, vocational rehabilitation, and more. Good luck!
This information is not legal advice nor does it...Read more »
Yes. Under workers compensation laws of Maryland you very likely would qualify for vocational rehabilitation. If it has not been offered to you an attorney can help get this approved. You would receive payments from workers comp while looking for a job with the assistance of a voc counselor....Read more »
My wife was at work and her boss asked if she would pick up an order from the cafe which is located in the building. Entering the cafe she slipped and fell. This happended on a Friday. She went to the doctor and he said this would come under workers comp and told her she could return to work on... Read more »
Your wife should consider filing a work comp claim. Not only file with the correct insurance company but also the work comp commission. Consult a workers comp attorney. She is entitled to lost wage payments. We work on a contingency basis so no fee is paid unless money is recovered. Good Luck...Read more »
My mother was injured at her work place in Maryland. Currently still seeing doctor and has a claim for wc. However, the new owner keeps making comments about her restrictions ordered from the doctor. New owner says that it is not her concern more or less and it's the old owners problem. But my... Read more »
The workers comp claim will not change substantially as the workers comp insurer will remain the same and have the same legal obligations. The issue to be concerned with is the employment relationship between your mother and the employer. An employer can take action that will affect your mothers...Read more »
I was on a car accident the lady made to wide of a turn other driver was making a left turn into a two lane road. Made it too wide and hit my car (I was on the right lane). Now her insurance company says they won't pay because they can't contact their customer. That I must have my... Read more »
Consider hiring an attorney. We work on a contingency fee basis so there is no money out of pocket until money is recovered. The law requires the workers compensation insurer to pay you 2/3 of your lost wages for days missed from work. The first 3 days of absence are not paid unless you miss two...Read more »
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