There are multiple factors that influence settlement value of a Worker’s Compensation claim. It’s best to speak with a reputable Worker’s Compensation attorney in order to get the best deal and have peace of mind about your decision. Even if it is 27% impairment to the hand, there are a lot...View More
There is a schedule that determines the amount of permanent partial disability benefits, to be paid if there’s an amputation, depending on whether it is arm or leg. There is not a predetermined amount for the settlement of the Worker’s Compensation case. Best to consult with an experience...View More
If they sent you home then they should turn your benefits back on. This is a situation that might need to decided by a Workers Comp judge, or it could be sorted out quickly with the adjuster. Either way, you should consider consulting a Workers Comp attorney and find out exactly where you stand and...View More
Like a lot of questions involving Worker’s Compensation cause the answer is “it depends”. Essentially, “prior authorizatIon” could mean several different things as it relates to the employer, and or the Worker’s Compensation insurance company. Best to consult a Worker’s Compensation...View More
My daughter received several lacerations, puncture wounds, an ankle sprain, had to have stitches, is currently having to receive a series of rabies vaccinations, lost her glasses, and her phone was broken. The dogs had gotten loose from the fenced in area of property the owner inhabits. My daughter... View More
I would call the court and explain that you just received the notice. The mail has been very slow lately. The hearing has likely been postponed or dismissed anyway but you should call and find out. Have the subpoena ready when you call.
You probably have a case against the building owner/operator but it’s much different than a workers comp case and it can be different than your typical “slip and fall” case since you were on the job. Best advise is to consult with an attorney who understands each type of case and whom can ask...View More
My claim was approved in Oct, I have since recovered and am back at work. Bills continue to come in despite the notification I gave them a month ago, they have still not paid the med bills. It is now in collection agency hands. My claim was approved and they have not done what they said they would... View More
If you have an accepted claim, your adjuster should be able to confirm payment. If that isn’t working, you can submit the bills to be paid but the format of the bills must be correct and the medical records should be attached. Retaining a Worker’s Compensation law firm can also help with issues...View More
We would need more info to determine if you are entitled to workers comp, including payment of medical bills. But yes, in general, the incident you described would fall under workers comp. To get your claim started, talk to your boss. To get all your options and all the compensation the law allows...View More
Yes. Although taking that action may lower your chances of getting a settlement agreement. A mediation is just a negotiation. Consult and experience Worker’s Compensation attorney to come up with the best strategy for your settlement negotiation.
Claim was denied in January but employer didn't say anything nor did the insurance. I was moved to a different building where I have incurred several other injuries due to original injury. In April, I was told the company was taking me off of workers comp and putting me on unpaid FMLA. I took... View More
The insurance person offered $1000 extra payment to close the claim. This makes us think there is more than straight math in play. We also learned that mileage to medical can be included - the insco never told us this we had to find out on our own. What else are they not telling us?
There’s a lot they aren’t telling you. The settlement value of a workers comp case depends on many factors. Your best bet to figure out the best option for you is to consult with a workers comp attorney.
The accident was at work and basically a 1 ton chain hoist and metal plate broke free hitting me in the head causing a catastrophic head injury. I was asked if we could just pay medical bills out of pocket, now that I’ve been out of work I need that money to stay afloat, I have migraines so bad... View More
No, you are not disqualified from getting workers comp for the reason you stated alone. In order to best understand your rights and responsibilities, and get guidance through the process, hire an experienced workers comp attorney to evaluate and help you with your case. Don’t try to handle this...View More
Do you have a lawyer representing you? That's the way to give yourself the best chance of success at a mediation and to ensure you get the best value for your settlement. To answer your question, not having a history of injury to the body part you injured at work is definitely better than the...View More
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