i had my 1st surgery in May. been home re-cooping / PT afterward. in late Aug they had me come back at a desk job. im a truck driver / warehouse by trade. i have a frozen shoulder and waiting on surgery #2. i got let go today for sending inappropriate im's. ( i think theses is more to it ) i want... Read more »
If you are fired for cause, you would not be entitled to off work (TIBs) benefits because the reason you are not earning income (wages) is because you were fired and not because you have an injury. If you can prove the reason they fired you was not for cause such as they were just looking for an...Read more »
I was injured at work and initially had a urine screen for drugs at hospital immediately and had no drugs or alcohol found in my system. I am requiring a third surgery, the insurance nurse case manager has been having drug screens without my consent or knowledge.on the third incident,I inquired... Read more »
Without more facts it would be difficult to know for sure why the screening was performed. The NCM can't order the screening on her own. She would have to speak to your doctor(s) to have them order the testing. You should find out which doctor ordered the test and then speak to them about why the...Read more »
My employer is now demanding that my appointments be all outside of my work hours which takes me away from my own children and causes me more expenses to have to get care for them as I can not be there. They have also stated that the dr adding the restriction of always having an aide in my... Read more »
You have several questions that would be better addressed by speaking to a workers' comp attorney. You do have the right to attend a doctor of your choice as long as they are in the ISD network/ association. You can go when the appointment is available and is convenient for your schedule. With that...Read more »
Am a pilot based in Houston and living in Corpus Christi. Hurt shoulder in Feb. and been on wc since. Doctor says I am able to do some light duty, no more than 4 hours per day. Company has been telling me to stay home until today. They want me to come off wc and they will pay me to come to the... Read more »
Your situation is somewhat tricky. I do not think you would need to accept the offer. You should be able to be paid through workers' comp. It would be advisable to contact a workers' comp attorney to discuss your particular situation in more detail.
It could be work related but you will need an expert medical opinion to state that it was work related. The medical expert will need to explain what you were doing that day caused the stroke. I don't think you could claim that since you have a very stressful job, that over a period of time, then...Read more »
My fiancé got into a minor accident while on the job. He refused medical treatment as he felt fine and there was no bleeding, just minor bruises. He finished up the work day with no problems but the next morning he woke up with his body feeling a bit sore and decided just to call in sick. He did... Read more »
If your husband missed a day of work, the employer is required to file a claim. He doesn't have to go to the doctor if he doesn't want to or he doesn't feel injured. If he is injured, he could also go to his own doctors and pay out of his own pocket instead of having workers' comp pay 100% -- dumb...Read more »
Benefits have been suspended. Dr’s office won’t submit updated status and work report adjuster needs every 30-45 days to release benefits. Dr says all insurance will pay for at this point is surgery. Adjuster says they’ll cover whatever Dr request. See the circle? I have a herniated disk at... Read more »
The general rule is that the ODG Guidelines recommend the least invasive treatment before engaging in more invasive treatment such as surgery. The protocols for each type of injury would be different. ODG will usually only allow limited therapy and injections. Your next step would be surgery if he...Read more »
He was told that he has whiplash and some bruising to his left shoulder causing him to miss work. He was checked out by the company's physician and although she confirmed the whiplash and bruising to his left shoulder, prescribed him some Motrin and a muscle relaxer, she cleared him to return to... Read more »
If the employer purchased a policy of workers' compensation, your son could get his medical expenses and lost time paid through the workers' comp carrier. You cannot collect pain and suffering under workers' comp because it is a policy of insurance only. Your son could make a claim against the...Read more »
My employer refused to accommodate the docs restrictions. I received comp for lost wages up until the day those restrictions were lifted. However, my employer refused to let me return to work and instead fired me! I am still under docs care and am having a second surgery for the injury. Is WC... Read more »
You should still be entitled to income benefits and reasonable medical care. You may need a hearing to get these matters settled. My advice is to contact an attorney experienced in workers' compensation law. A lot of attorney's will speak to you for free over the phone. Feel free to call me....Read more »
You question is not specific enough to provide a meaningful answer. Call a competent attorney to discuss your issues. Most workers' comp attorney's will speak to you for free over the phone. Just make sure the attorney handles administrative hearings before the DWC.
He was awarded in court a life-time settlement. We have all the paperwork and even the original checks from the initial payout. However the company that is now supposed to pay the 15k per year is refusing to pay. Calling them just sends you from employee to employee, in circles. One lady flat out... Read more »
If you are truly an independent contractor for an employer you wouldn't be covered under workers compensation. However, if you are a contract worker and a temporary employee, then you would be covered. If you are an independent contractor and somebody else was negligent in causing your injuries you...Read more »
i ruptured 2 discs in neck and one in back from,falling head first off a dump truck i was working on without proper equiptment available, was told by wc i couldnt sue the city for my injury and wc was only temporary even though i can never work again, i had surgery for 1 disc in neck, i have lost... Read more »
If you do not qualify for LIBS and your IIBs have run out, you can still apply for SIBS. You have to document an "active effort" to seek employment within your work restrictions. These SIBs benefits are available for 401 weeks from your date of injury.
I work for a manufactured homes business and I hurt my lower back on the 3rd time I hurt it they finally took me to the doctor and the safety manager took me. She then walked in to the appointment with me and sat down and even talked to the doctor. Then did the same thing for the follow-up today.... Read more »
Your employer may not attend the doctor's appointment with you if you do not choose. This is private healthcare. This might cause problems with the employer, however. You would also need to know if it is workers' comp through the Division or an occupational injury plan. A plan is self-administered...Read more »
You do not have to provide your medical records. However, the Carrier can deny your claim also. If you put your medical at issue, the Carrier will have a right to look at your medical before they become legally obligated to accept your claim.
The workers' comp insurance company wants to verify that you haven't injured the claimed body part in the past. This is the main thing past medical history is requested. They need your current workers' medical to pay the bills.
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