I have a workers comp case headed to trial after 24 months. The day of the facilitation hearing after I turned down the offer my attorney informed me that I would have to pay for a physician’s testimony the deposition for my trial. He then told me I had 30 days to come up with the money or my... Read more »
answered on Apr 15, 2023
Expert witnesses like physicians are typically compensated for their time testifying in legal proceedings by the party they are testifying for. This is true whether they testify live or by deposition. It is commonly necessary for such an expert to testify in cases involving a bodily injury to... Read more »
I have a workers comp case that has went to a facilitation hearing that is headed for trial. The attorney at the facilitation hearing was not the attorney previously assigned to me. I met this attorney the day of my hearing.
answered on Apr 11, 2023
Short answer is yes, they can. You retained the firm, not an individual attorney. The firm is responsible to provide you AN attorney, not THE attorney. It is not uncommon for attorneys within a firm to cover hearings for each other when scheduling conflicts arise.
answered on Apr 25, 2022
A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. At this point, you could continue awaiting a response, or consider reaching out to Pennsylvania workers' comp attorneys. Good luck
traveling mechanic for BAE systems from kansas working in michigan. at some point in the last 9 months i developed a hernia and cannot point to any specific event that caused it. I am basically being told go home and handle it while unemployed. this sounds fishy to me and im looking for any other... Read more »
answered on Aug 26, 2021
A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for five weeks. It's difficult for attorneys to reach out to you within the format of this Q & A forum. This doesn't operate like an attorney referral service. If you haven't already spoken with an attorney, you... Read more »
I worked TWO jobs, was laid off both. Absolutely no money coming in. Suffered from depression for many years. Will need therapy when this is ovee
answered on Apr 29, 2020
No. To succeed on any emotional distress claim, you need to show that someone intentionally caused, by their actions, you emotional distress. More to your point, you would need to overcome governmental immunity, which is unlikely in this scenario.
there being positive cases at my work. My company employs less than 500 employees but I work in healthcare and they said they don’t have to pay me to take the time off. Is that true?
answered on Apr 16, 2020
I believe that sort of leave would fall under FMLA and would be unpaid to the extent you don't have sick time or other compensation available to you through the employer.
answered on Mar 31, 2020
You can certainly apply for unemployment. Your question does not provide enough information to determine if you would qualify as a threshold matter. If you did, your employer may challenge it, in which case you'd be entitled to an administrative hearing to determine whether you quit for cause.
Today at work, I work at Spectrum Juvenile Justice Services and a resident threw urine on me. The resident had already been acting out throughout the week and the punishment for that is he couldn’t come out his room. So during the day someone had to sit at his door to monitor him. That’s what I... Read more »
answered on Aug 24, 2019
You can't sue your job for that. Unfortunately Mental Health workers face assault and abuse but there is little that can be done. If you have a union speak with them.
It is not in line with another employees that I asked confidentially. They received one week for every year of service. I was only offered 4 for 12 years. There are many circumstances leading up to the company saying they accepted a resignation, I never gave and I repeatedly told them that.... Read more »
answered on Aug 27, 2018
I recommend that you contact an employment attorney in your area to go over the agreement before you sign. This forum is too general to give an appropriate response.
unknown injury- blow to abdomen and ribs
Told mother and landlord the true story; also girlfriend. It's been three days. I just didn't want to jeopardize my new job because they've been known to fire after injuries.
answered on May 22, 2018
You made things tough for yoruself. Contact a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice that handles comp claims--they give free consults.
My workers comp nurse manager told me that was my best bet. But I want to make sure if I do I won't lose my work comp
answered on Oct 23, 2017
Hopefully you are working with an experienced workers comp attorney. That person's advice should dictate what you can or should do.
I don't believe they have a large lump sum of money but can I get monthly payments from them over a period of time?
answered on Jul 20, 2016
You need to contact a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice who handles workers compensation claims--most states have a state fund to cover situations like yours.Short answer is if there is no comp you may sue them for the injury.
answered on Feb 18, 2012
I don't practice WC law in your state. However, you should review your contract with this lawyer. It may give him the right to assert a lien. Also, the lawyer may feel he has done work for you. If so, if he can show his hours that he worked on your case, thke tribunal may award him attorney's fees.
answered on Jan 10, 2011
Assuming that you were working for an Alabama employer, generally, you would need to submit a claim for Workers Compensation benefits in Alabama.
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