They moved me to a different department I was told temporarily while being on light duty. But just two days ago one of the coaches acted as if he is switching me permanently. Which means I get to pay decrease and lose my position I had all do to be hurt. I work at Walmart is this allowed
If your claim is in Texas, Walmart no longer carries workers' compensation through the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' compensation. They are nonsubscribers to workers' comp. Walmart has it's own private insurance. I believe your employer can permanently...View More
I work for a school district and fell on campus. Over time my injury was getting worse, even though I sought treatment that day and months after. TASB had a peer review done that agreed my injury was likely caused by a fall and that surgery was recommended. After working with my dr to remedy the... View More
The adjuster on your file does not have medical training so whether the surgery is reasonable and necessary is subcontracted out to medical specialist that determine whether the requested procedure meets ODG guidelines. If the LHL-009 (Request for IRO) is not successful, then I would recommend you...View More
My law office doesn't handle ERISA claims. If your claim does not involve negligence on behalf of the employer or other third party, it is almost impossible to obtain legal representation. For this reason, the Carrier's offer little to no support. I like to refer to it as fake...View More
A designated Dr agreed I had compensable injury. Carrier has an IR Dr. Examine me. His report was fairly neutral & recommended more testing. The IR report shows up minutes prior to final hearing! I didn’t have a chance to read it. Was this dirty pool or typical for workers comp cases in TX?
If the report was not timely exchanged before the hearing, you could have objected to the admission of this exhibit. It's not dirty pool in my opinion. The lawyer probably just got the report. His duty to his client is to try to get it into the trial. It's your job to object to the...View More
I injured my right knee during a slip and fall at work. The injuries are a complete tear of the ACL, partial tear of the MCL and buckling of the PCL. I have arthritis in me knee and the only surgery that me doctor will do is a complete knee replacement. The Worker’s Comp insurance carrier said... View More
It is very difficult to prove a total keen replacement is due to your work related injury. You will need an expert medical opinion to state all the conditions for which you need the total knee replacement are a result of the work injury within a reasonable medical probability. If you prove this,...View More
For the last 13 weeks they put down 20 hours, 33 hours, 30 hours, 40 hours etc. I was actually working a ton of overtime. 60 hours, 60 hours, 58 hours, 48 hours, etc. there was only 1 week that I worked 38 hours and that was because I hurt myself on a Thursday and left early. The head... View More
If you have a claim filed through the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation, you have the right to challenge the wages your employer has listed at an administrative hearing. The easiest way is for you to get copies of your paycheck stubs to document your actual wages...View More
There were 4 witnesses to the accident, and 3 separate doctors, including a state designated doctor, stated my injury happened at work. The Designated Doctor used ICD10 codes. The original doctor used ICD9. The ALJ stated in his ruling that he didnt know why the doctor changed diagnosis codes and... View More
You may be able to win your case in district court. The problem is that it is very time consuming and expensive to go into district court. For example, to have a doctor testify on your behalf or to even take the doctor's deposition, you are looking at about 5K. The lawyers fees in district...View More
No. You would need a contract. Otherwise it would be deemed a gift. Contracts involving real estate need to be in writing. This would be a contract for services so I not too sure. Always better to have something in writing. Good Luck.
Walmart does not carry traditional workers' comp through the Texas Dept of Insurance. They hand pick the doctors you will have to see. As a result, the doctors will usually tell you your injury is an age related issue. If you were injured as a result of negligence on the part of Walmart, then...View More
I have had three surgeries on my shoulder. I had three because I had an infection from the first surgery. The final surgery was Anterior Capsular Reconstruction. My doctor gave me a permanent weight limit restriction of 30 pounds. My profession that I have been in for 30 years requires me to lift... View More
The best way to check your rating is to have it reviewed by your treating doctor or another person that is familiar with impairment ratings such as an attorney. The fact that you had multiple surgeries on the shoulder will not effect the rating. Essentially, the doctor will be measuring your...View More
If you filed your initial claim with the Division of Workers' Compensation in Texas and the specific injury is part of your work related injury, you have coverage for life for the work related injuries. This might be difficult to prove up but in theory you would still have a valid claim.
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I am being assisted by an Ombudsman, but she claims that she doesn't know of any section of the Texas Worker's Comp Law that allows an injured worker to claim payment for doctor's visits or for treatment for an accepted on the job injury. I have found during my research that... View More
You will need to submit your pay check records to the adjuster. If you are missing time from work, you are entitled to partial TIBs for the time missed. You would be compensated at 70% of gross wages less actual wages currently paid. There is no 2 hour rule. Also, if you travel over 30 miles one...View More
So I originally got injured on 05/2019, 4 months later I was injured again. My employer was aware of what my restrictions were but still put me to work. Causing the second injury. So my second case is closed as of last week, but my injury I feel is not quite where I feel it should be? Could I sue... View More
The state of Texas uses the carrot and stick approach with employers with respect to providing workers' compensation coverage for its employees. If they pay for the coverage, the the State prevents the employee from being able to sue the employer for negligence (not resulting in death and...View More
This would be a question better answered by an employment law attorney instead of a workers' compensation attorney. The latter deals with on the job bodily injury and off work benefits while the former deals with wages. You could file a claim with the Texas Workforce Commission to allege a...View More
Been receiving workers comp and now they opted out of workers comp? She was run over by a car at work and hasnt been cleared to return. She had an orthopedic appointment for a torn meniscus and they called and said they opted oit of workers comp? And now want her to sign something to do a... View More
Most DWC 73s are turned in without the patient's signature. I would agree you should be physically examined in most cases. I would ask you to speak to your doctor. Workers' comp does have a formal process to file complaints that is on-line. It's called the division of compliance and...View More
At the two year mark workman’s comp has stop paying per Texas law is what they said I filed for ssi an disability benefits I’m still unable to work an also untreated for my injuries I guess my question is how or why is that company not liable
It took them 8 months to send my first... View More
Workers' Compensation is an insurance plan. The employer pays an insurance company to insure its employees in case of injury. In exchange for purchasing this wc policy, the law states that employees can't sue their employer if the employer (or its employees) negligently injure another...View More
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