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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Hampshire on
Q: Do I legally have to work with the Nurse Case Manager assigned to my Worker's Compensation case in New Hampshire?

I suffered a work injury in 2019. I've just now been assigned a Nurse Case Manager two years later.

Michael Levin
Michael Levin answered on Jan 4, 2022

In short, no, you don't have to work with an NCM. You can politely tell them thank you, but no thank you. If you're going to go that route, you should also make sure your doctors are aware that you don't want them communicating with the NCM either.

That said, NCM's...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Massachusetts on
Q: Former UPS Driver wrongful termination?

Hi! I am a former UPS driver who was terminated after an employee accused me of drinking alcohol in the UPS truck and "acting drunk". The police were called and I passed a field sobriety test. My manager required me to submit to a "drug and alcohol test" although when I went... Read more »

Michael Levin
Michael Levin answered on Dec 22, 2021

Generally speaking, an employer can always require a drug test. However, your question appears under the heading of "workers' compensation," which only deals with workplace injuries. It belongs under the heading of "employment law," and I will defer to experts in that... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Massachusetts on
Q: I'm on 34A in Massachusetts and my adjuster refuse to pay me is this legal
Michael Levin
Michael Levin answered on Jul 27, 2021

This is a little difficult to answer without a little more context. Generally speaking, 34A benefits could not be stopped without permission to do so from the Dept. of Industrial Accidents. However, there are a few circumstances where they may be permitted to stop. For example, if you settled... Read more »

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