I agree with Attorney Belt that is there is am employer policy that you may have to submit to testing. The impact that a positive test may have on any workers' compensation claim --- especially 10 days after a work injury -- would depend if the employer could prove that your injury would not...View More
A Supplemental Agreement is appropriate when you are earning wages that will be offset against your workers' compensation benefits. The employer will be entitled to deduct the wages you earn from your average weekly wage and then calculate the partial disability payment you are entitled to receive.
If Pennsylvania has jurisdiction, and your claim is currently being handled in another state, you will need to file a Claim Petition to have the case handled in Pennsylvania. This issue arises many times with over the road truck drivers who sign an employment contract assigning jurisdiction to a...View More
I was denied original claim but received settlement after going to court. Hurt in 2013 and settlement received 2014. I am sure UC knows if you received worker's comp but since it was a settlement does this effect your new UC claim?
You should definitely talk to your attorney about the paper work you completed at the hearing to approve the Compromise and Release. Very often, a letter of resignation is included by the employer to preclude you from being eligible to receive UC benefits. You may want to review this case and see...View More
Changing attorneys is certainly within your rights; but, in my opinion, should only be considered as a last resort. You should consult you Fee Agreement, because the attorney certainly will have rights to a portion of your compensation if they secured you benefits. If you are not currently...View More
If you have ongoing issues with the medical portion of your claim, you would hope (and expect) that the attorney that was paid from your wage loss settlement will continue to represent your interests; but you would be surprised at how many lawyers will not. Check your fee agreement. Depending on...View More
Unless you and your attorney negotiate for the future payment of medical expenses, the workers compensation insurer will stop paying for medical expenses incurred after the date of the hearing to approve your settlement. If that is the case, then you will be responsible for any and all medical...View More
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