The original settlement was stated over the phone to be 10,000 and the settlement agreement says 7500. And the three areas that asserts exact dollar amounts to be disbursed to the lawyer and to me are left blank. I'm being pressured to sign this document and am refusing to sign it without this... Read more »
There’s ways to get around Workers Comp. If you can prove your case. Are you able to pursue a regular lawsuit instead of settling for worker’s compensation if the driver of the vehicle drug test came back positive for cocaine?
For purposes of this answer I am assuming that the driver that tested positive for cocaine was a coworker for the same company that you are employed with. In some instances you may be able to get around worker compensation immunity if the cocaine use caused the accident. If you did not actively...Read more »
I was still in pain so i went for a ct scan and found out i had multiple fractures and am now looking at surgery. The doctor sent me back to work with no restrictions even though my arm is still broken and ive been waiting over a week for workers comp to send me to a doctor for a second opinion.... Read more »
The short answer is yes, you should speak with an attorney. Workers' Compensation laws in Florida are very technical and time-sensitive so it is important to keep a close eye on your claim and fight for the benefits you deserve. Please feel free to let me know if I can be of any further help.
If you mean you are receiving disability wages and receiving pay so being paid more than you are owed or would receive if working or just on disability then there would be an error on either the employer or Insurance company’s part.
Your post seems to come from Florida, we have different laws in CA, but you are covered under the ADA, everywhere. It is very difficult to respond to your inquiry because you do not say whether you can perform all the essential functions of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation, and...Read more »
You will not have to pay fees. However, you could be obligated for any advanced costs. You will need to read your contract. Many lawyers have agreements that say no fee or costs unless recovery. Your lawyer may have a lien though against any future claim pursued through litigation and...Read more »
This is posted under Admiralty/Maritime, but I am not able to cross-reference any federal maritime statutes under those letters and digits. If it is a case citation, one possibility is Moorish National Republic Federal Government #AA222141 et al v. US Department of State et al, US District Court...Read more »
A Florida attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. A good starting point would be to try to arrange free initial consults with a personal injury attorney - and if the accident occurred in the course of employment, a workers' comp attorney. Move quickly, so...Read more »
No you will not. However you should discuss your options for a lump sum settlement in the Worker’s Compensation case with an attorney. If you die or become disabled because of another accident or injury or simply pass on there’s no value in the case is over. Plus you can settle now and reap the...Read more »
Probably because the USAF and the FAA are legally not the same employer; neither is any other federal agency the same as the FAA or the USAF. FYI: Every federal agency employer is different from all others; and the military civilian corps is completely different than that of any federal agency.
I worked for a family for about 3 years. My job was to take care of their 97 year old mother. They did not pay legally until a month or so before their mother died. The mother told them to make sure they paied us a severance after she died. Well when she did die they didn't give us anything... Read more »
It's unclear what you mean by "... They did not pay legally …". Did you work for the mother or for her children? In any case, severance pay is normally a voluntary payment unless it's required by a written employment contract. So they would not be obligated to pay it.
I am suffering from repetitive stress injury. I called out of work and went to the doctors. I requested to fill out an accident report. They filled one out and gave it to me at the end of the work day. Once I read it they filled it out incorrectly. Not putting what I actually told them. Seems to me... Read more »
If an off duty law enforcement officer takes action in an emergency situation (like a shooting at a church), outside of his or her jurisdiction, who is liable if the officer is injured? My department is possibly allowing the use of marked and unmarked vehicles to attend religious services while... Read more »
Workers comp insurance should cover on-the-job injuries. The insurance should be carried by whomever is hiring the officer for the particular job, unless his/her department's insurance happens to cover in that situation.
when I was terminated. I was not on medical leave when the termination happened. I was at work. That is why I'm concerned about going forward with the surgery. Florida is a right to work state, and an employee can be terminated with or without cause. In my case it was without cause. But,... Read more »
Well certainly if the termination is retaliatory it would be unlawful and depending upon facts there may be numerous other laws at issue, so again I encourage you to get your situation reviewed by counsel and you may as well contact me if you choose
for authorization. While waiting for the authorization I was let go from my job. I just received notice from the doctor's office that the authorization had been approved. And they wanted to move forward with the surgery. Am I still allowed to proceed with the surgery? I don't want to be... Read more »
If the workers compensation carrier has authorized the surgery, and you have not received any notice of denial of benefits, then yes of course the carrier should be paying 100% for all medical treatment and the surgery. The fact that you were let go, assuming because you could not return to work...Read more »
I filed for workers comp in florida for repetitive stress injury. I was accepted under reservation of rights and they are sending me to a doctor they chose. Does this mean I will be compensated for my past missed work/income? Can they decide later to deny me and make me pay the doctor fees of the... Read more »
Stress is not an injury covered by chapter 440. If you mean repetitive stress fracture that’s different. Assuming it’s the latter you won’t be compensated u less you are out for at least 7 days. They cannot bill you after they authorized a doctor. Most it not all work computer lawyers...Read more »
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