Medical records are EVERYTHING in a workers' comp case! They provide nearly all the confirmation that an event occurred that caused an injury, the proposed course of treatment, and the expected outcome of that treatment. With that information, both the Dept. of Industrial Accidents (the...View More
i work in retail and was assaulted by a customer in july. i submitted a workers comp request and was out of work for 10 days (ER excused 7). i still have not gotten paid for those days. what do i do next
The short answer is yes, you can still get your benefits after 6 mos. The longer answer is that in Massachusetts, unless you are out of work for more than 21 days, then the first 5 days are unpaid. However, you could have been paid for the next 5 days after that, assuming you were out because of...View More
At work this young girl decided to start screaming & yelling at me & humiliating he infront of guests & co workers even saying I shouldn't even be allowed to be a server cuz of my nasty missing teeth i never yelled at her i stayed calm the whole time even know i was humiliated but... View More
You have an excellent question and one that could certainly be open to a case for wrongful termination, but you will need to speak with someone who handles employment law. (Worker's Compensation only deals with workplace injuries.) Use Justia's "Find a Lawyer" tab and search...View More
I'm sorry, but I can't answer your question. Generally speaking, all medical records should come forward. I have no idea why your existing attorney didn't get your records for you. Two possibilities come to mind, but they are just off the cuff guesses. One is that the insurance...View More
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...View More
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.
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... View More
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...View More
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...View More
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