Since his injury happen, 6 months had to lawyer up. Now my cousin needs a complete hip replacement and is at risk for AVN disease and Crosis if not taken care of. He’s been handicap like this for a year and 2 months now and now other injuries are occurring due to his hip not being fix. He’s... View More
Thank you for your work comp question. you seem to be in the dark about the reasons the case is in the position it is in. if that is the case, either your attorney is explaining things or not and /or perhaps you still dont understand? work comp is complex but a good attorney makes it simple to...View More
I was going to go to my employer to see a doctor for cumulative injuries. I have read in some places it is better to go to your employer's occupational clinic first because otherwise they will say well why you didn't go to them first. But other places I have read that they are not acting... View More
I am unsure about the other answer being AI generated. Anyway I am a real attorney answering your question. You have to go to the clinic for first visit only. Then you can and should switch to an independent doctor, not one that markets themselves to the insurance companies. This is where an artist...View More
I am hiring a contractor for a building project to build a deck. Am I liable for any of his workers if they get injured on the job? He wants to pay them in cash. Maybe some are illegal. What is my liability as the homeowner?
your homeowners policy could be liable for work comp if the contractor is unlicensed and doing work for which a license is required at the time of an injury to any of the employees. you need to check with his carrier directly and not rely on him to tell you. he can get a policy certificate then...View More
LC 4663 requires a reporting physician to make an apportionment determination and indicates the standard for application of apportionment. There is nothing in the Labor Code that discusses “vocational apportionment.”
Vocational evidence from Vocational rehabilitation experts is...View More
Have an open WC case since 2021 also a civil suit that was settled for the same body injury. WC paid me 92 weeks of benefits before they stopped. I have 25% disability raiting for arm/shoulder and 8%cervical. Final medical examiner report.
it sounds like you dont have a work comp attorney? if thats the case you were cheated by your civil attorney. this is common when you only get a civil attorney and ignore the work comp case. you likely paid 33% to your civil attorney in fees on the same money work comp would have paid you for only...View More
Some of the matters being settled include: wages, employment, serious & willful misconduct, and discrimination (LC 132a), does this mean resignation? How can I tell if resignation is part of the C&R? Thanks.
You should have hired an attorney to represent you in your workers compensation case. It’s very complex. A C&R typical says your settling all issues generally even ones that don’t apply to you directly. FYI no insurance company will ever offer you a fair and proper settlement. Why should...View More
Yes most carriers will not C&R Your workers compensation case if they still insure your employer where the injured occurred and your still an employee of the same company. Arrasmith answer is wrong in that there is no law governing this. It’s a policy of most insurers. If you don’t agree to...View More
My employer ignored my constant requests for help and the restaurant saw the danger in what I was doing. They have a video of my accident. I ended with a spinal cord injury, facial trauma and broken teeth. I have lost use of my hands, still trying to get teeth and plastic surgery. I fell face first... View More
Injured at work, reported to employer, filed DWC1 Claim Form with my employer and they didn't open a claim with their work comp carrier as they are required to do. Can I now file an Application for Adjudication of my Claim with the Work Comp Appeals Board even if employer did not open a claim... View More
your correct. it is not illegal to file your work injury case is the work injury court; workers compensation appeals board and you should do so asap or hire an attorney to do 100% of the work for you. whoever told you that is ignorant of the law but whats worse is not admitting it! your employer...View More
I have a very Serious and Severe Cervical Disc Problems. My Attorney will not Never Write this Down. Three Neck Disc Herniation. Diagnosed Cervical Myelopathy. Had Failed Neck Surgery. He keep asking Me to Settle with my Company and have Future Medical. This do Not feel Right. What shall I Do?
It sounds like you may be a “failed back surgery” case. This designation can mean in workers compensation your permanently totally disabled so you should be sure your attorney is working up your case properly and completely or consult with another attorney who has a lot of experience, is hands...View More
An extension to continue payments. The QME ordered further treatment and recommended I see a pain management Dr which I’m not scheduled to see until Feb 22. The doctors notice is due by December 22. If not received I will lose my benefits and my job. What can I do
hire an experienced work comp attorney to represent you. it costs nothing out of your pocket and fees are limited to no more than 15% of the settlement amount and generally no fees are taking on your TTD (wage loss payments). if you want to control your case rather than the claims adjuster, hire a...View More
yes he can do that, but it may violate your rights under the law. you should consult an experience work comp attorney who can assist you with your claim from beginning to successful settlement when your treatment is concluded.
Generally work comp pays the going rate for a care giver. your doctor has to define the exact hours and days needed and for how long. it sounds like you have a significant injury case and you are representing yourself?
I could give you a number but the insurance company will never offer you what they would offer an attorney. you can say all the right words that i tell you to say and still they wont offer you what they would offer an attorney. the reason being the mere fact you are not a lawyer and how do you back...View More
My Workers Comp insurance does not have any providers in their network to give me a second opinion on my shoulder injury. I received an email from their provider network unit that they could not find a provider and that the adjuster assigned to my case had permission to authorize for me to go to... View More
never allow a claims person to choose your doctor. you should hire an attorney to take medical control of your case for you and get your case on track. it costs you nothing to hire an attorney out of your pocket.
I already had a Laminectomy, Discectomy, Facectomy and Forminatomy surgery which did not work and now all doctors say a double level fusion is needed. I have a disability rating of 39% and can not return to my previous employment. The insurance company is offering a C&R settlement of $120k and... View More
the problem with your question is no attorney can answer it honestly. you have not provided all necessary information to properly analyse the value of your case. the other problem is, no attorney is going to say its enough in the hopes of landing you as a client and getting at least $18,000 in fees...View More
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