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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Hampshire on
Q: During an IME DOES THE DOCTOR HAVE A RIGHT TO THE WITNESS NOTES

Witness for injured person

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Michael Levin
answered on Apr 12, 2022

Great question. No, the IME doctor is there to do an exam and send their report to the workers

comp. insurance. That's it. You have the right to have a witness with you. The doctor has no right to see what the witness writes down. Whether those notes would be admissible in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Massachusetts on
Q: Will suing workers comp insurance raise my employers rates?
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Michael Levin
answered on Mar 28, 2022

The answer is: sort of. Workers' comp insurance is rated first and foremost on a percentage of the wages paid to the employer's workers. Assuming there are no work incidents, that's all they really have to work with. However, once an incident occurs, the insurance company will... Read more »

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.

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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
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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
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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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