WC now wants my med. records. How far back am I required to realease? Have I damaged my case w/ WC by trying to deal with it privately before? I had heard horror stories about WC and didn't want to have that experience. Thank you.
the answer is a reasonable time. its best to consult with an experienced work comp attorney and hire one to represent you and help you through the process. it costs nothing out of pocket and fees are limited to 15% of the settlement amount. its well worth it to have a professional by your side and...Read more »
I filed a subsequent Injury benefit Trust Fund application and they said that I needed to write a settlement demand letter. What are the parameters? what can I ask for? what all goes into this letter. to make it a complete and proper way of writing this. I am doing this myself .
we handle a large volume of SIBTF cases. unfortunately to answer that question would take an entire seminar of between 10 to 30 hours of instruction. SIBTF is great and very valuable but very complicated. you will need to have SIF doctors most likley in multiple specialties to address and issues...Read more »
After filling 2 QME forms I sent one to my adjuster and the second to the state compensation places, and this is because my adjuster closed my case because Concentra gave me a zero impairment rating, now I called my adjuster today to confirm he got the mail but could not answer his phone, but the... Read more »
you should consult and obtain a workers compensation attorney to assist you with your work injury case. it is a complicated system. you may not want a PQME just because you dont like the reporting of the PTP. you may want a new PTP. it costs nothing out of pocket to hire a work comp attorney to...Read more »
My lower back got injured at work on august as a result of my companies negligence, I was sent to concentra did all dr's visits and therapies, hot and cold packs, medication and 8 weeks later I was released on full duty. A month later I had not heard from the adjuster so I called him to check... Read more »
your "case is closed" is simply a ruse. while the insurance may have "closed" it in their office, you simply demand they open it and they must. only a work comp judge can close a case; no adjuster can do that. calling and calling them is obviously fruitless as you have...Read more »
Or for more than 20 minutes per hour or sitting more than 20 so my question is I was told I was no longer able to do my job that I've been doing for 30 years and disability dropped temporary disability and gave me permanent disability based on 18%. My question is so if I'm not able to go... Read more »
you need to consult with an experienced workers compensation attorney to assess if MMI is appropriate at this time, what you can do and cant do regarding work restrictions and what the most accurate permanent disability percent is. workers compensation is very complex and going cheap to save 15%...Read more »
after 27 years of practice my general impression is that the industrial clinic or company clinic doctors that first assess your injury are generally biased in favor of the insurance company that is paying them. meaning that they often down play the severity of the injury initially and tend to send...Read more »
I work as a Foreman for a small company. They provide work trucks with all the tools and equipment needed and I am allowed to take it home but can’t use it as a personal vehicle. However they do not pay for time spent driving to the first site of the day or home from the last site. Now they want... Read more »
AT&T IS ACCUSED OF USING GPS TO TRACK WORKERS AND DOCK PAY. A CLASSS ACTION CASE WAS FILED LAST THURSDAY IN A FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT IN CALIFORNIA. I BELIEVE YOU HAVE SEVERAL POTENTIAL CAUSES OF ACTION RELATED TO WAGES. YOU SHOULD CONTACT AN EMPLOYMENT LAW SPECIALIST FOR A CONSULTATION.
a statement under oath is your testimony as to what you saw, heard, touched, tasted or experienced with your 5 senses. it must be honest and truthful to the best of your ability meaning tell the truth as you perceived it. its that simple. if someone told you something you can put that in your...Read more »
if you are not claiming injuries then there is no reason to disclose medical information. Just be sure you don't have some silent pathology going on that comes to light later. getting a good medical check up perhaps with an MRI can be very helpful to ensure there is no bodily damage.
I had problems with adjuster telling pharmacy not to give me the medication approved by medical board. Finally she gave false information to the medical board claiming most of my injuries weren't approved.
My dr didn't want to fight her anymore and I gave up around 2008 getting... Read more »
if you have an open California work comp award then you can return to a doctor that is on the carriers approved list, called an MPN. you simply as the adjuster for the on line link to the list and find a doctor and ask the adjuster to send an authorization letter to the doctor which the adjuster...Read more »
Since the end of last year, I myself have been sexually assaulted in my store and most recently, 02/16/2020 have had my phone stolen out of my pocket. Around the same time an employee had her car stolen out of the parking lot. Literally last week a homeless woman managed to sneak into the back room... Read more »
Wow very sorry to hear of these events in your work place. you have a valid work injury claim for stress in the work place from witnessing violent events. you should also file a complaint with the Dept of fair employment and housing for unsafe work place.
I don't understand how to respond to a lawyer's response to my initial question on this website .. If that is even possible. So I am adding more details in this question. The DA allowed a 1x consult to a neurologist. She put this in writing. Three lawyers down (and three years later... Read more »
My answer urges you consult a lawyer. Not here in bits and pieces but over the phone at least. A carrier can deny a body part but all any manner of consultations. For deniedbody parts a PQME is needed unless the denial is legal rather than medical.
Workers' compensation. Insurance agent made unilateral decision to deny treatment and not even send Rfa thru ur with the reason being because it was a one time consultation with the doctor. This is not allowable. I can find no caselaw, no regulations, no circumstances that allow him to... Read more »
They can do what they want. It’s up to you to know the cases and law why it’s wrong to assert your rights. You need a attorney to do this for you. There are many legal reasons they can do what you mentioned but this does not mean that in your case to have no options. Call an attorney to get...Read more »
I was never taken off work. I barely work. Can I get workers comp pd or ptd disability if doctor requests? Pro per. Case was mishandled early on. Only now finally on track. I feel like unwell a lot. Spinal, nerves, brain. Edit: I am absolutely not in Texas. I am in CA. Maybe my... Read more »
Yes you can obtain further TTD, 2 years worth within a 5 year period. You may also have a CT which can extend this. Work comp is very complex. Call for a free and confidential consultation. Work comp attorneys provide free consultations.
Injury 12/28/2017 case closed 10/17/2019 was told I didnt have anything significant and it wouldnt cause problems in my day to day. I have gotten worse pain and went to the hospital and now have sciatica. And have missed days of work already.
You have a new case with the current employer and because your prior case seems to have been downplayed that can benefit you now. You should consult a workers compensation attorney ASAP to flesh out more details, options and rights
Yes you can get a copy and whether you have an attorney or not it does not cost you, in my experience. I have never been charged for a doctor depo transcript when the defense calls the depo. even when i call the depo i ask the defense to provide the court reporter and they do so since they get the...Read more »
I have been out on workers comp due to a heart injury from my job for the past 7 months. About 2 months ago, I received a certified letter from my job telling me that I needed to be "in my home" from 830am until 5pm monday thru friday while I'm out of work.... Read more »
It’s obviously not a law. It’s just your employer saying that. It could possibly be viewed as a violation of insurance code section 1871.4 making it a misdemeanor (a crime) to make statements to deter or discourage injured workers from pursuing their rights to workers compensation benefits.
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