I have work restrictions and job cannot accommodate. what happens with workers comp? I have been given non FMLA paperwork to fill out to give to my doctor and ask to request for leave contingent leave or authorized. I'm very confused. Will my benefits restart until I am return to full Duty
This part of your worker’s compensation claim can get tricky. Worker’s comp should pay benefits if your work restrictions cannot be accommodated, but that’s rarely what happens. Best to consult with a worker’s comp lawyer to fully understand your rights and responsibilities before moving...Read more »
In the fall I hurt my back. For 9 years the pain just kept getting worse. I ended up having surgery in Nov.2017. I am still out of work to this day and in jeopardy of losing my job. After the accident they gave me a office job, and I pretty much made my own hours. I'm guessing this was to pacify me.
The answer is going to be a little bit more complicated than just yes or no. If you are being confronted with these issues and terminology at this point, it’s best that you consult with a Worker’s Compensation attorney to ensure the best results
Workers comp will cut off your weekly checks if your doctor releases you to unrestricted duty work. If you get released to unrestricted duty work and you don't agree with that, your best bet is to retain a lawyer who can advise you of the best way to proceed.
I have extreme injuries to my back and have had 3 procedures. I have had conflicting statements from many Dr's from the first day. I was put on light duty by one , no work from another, my employer did not accept the light duty, my condition got worse and I could not function. I had to retain an... Read more »
The answer is probably yes if your doctor orders it. It can be difficult to get workers comp doctors to be sympathetic when it comes to issues like this. Consult a lawyer for best results in your workers comp case. There's a lot you need to know about your rights and responsibilities under the law.
Technically no, not exactly. But that does not mean you cannot be fairly compensated and it certainly does not mean that Worker’s Comp. should not move quicker to take care of your injuries. Get a free consultation with an experienced Worker’s Compensation attorney as soon as possible
My job has not brought me back, they have been waiting for somewhere to place me since November. Being that was 3 months ago, I have been living off of my savings and ultimately struggling to make it while living in pain. I am having a hard time finding work due to the pain. And the stress of not... Read more »
There are many ways WC can suspend weekly checks. The law does require that they meet certain requirements before doing so...however, in any particular situation you have to know your rights and responsibilities under the law so you will likely need to retain a lawyer to get the checks turned back...Read more »
Am I'm eligible for wc? It now been almost a month for them even contacting me about the accident. So I just been dealing with pain and out work no income, stressed and depress from everything.. and then I was told I be told when to return but No one being professional its seem one's trying to... Read more »
The answer is: "it depends". I would need a lot more info about what happened. But I can tell you one thing: if there's any question, the employer and insurance company are going to resolve the issue against you, so you should consider talking to an attorney. My office offers free consultations.
Most workers comp attorney fee contracts provide a process, consistent with Georgia law, for an attorney who no longer represents an injured worker to petition the SBWC for attorney fees out of the settlement. Ask the lawyer you’ve consulted with to explain the process to you and make your...Read more »
The driver at fault also died and was in a company owned vehicle. Should I wait till their insurance offers a settlement before hiring an attorney. I'm my aunt's beneficiary. She had no children and was widowed
If you want to maximize the settlement, you should consult with an attorney as soon as possible. The insurance company treats claims of unrepresented people differently than they do claims of people with lawyers. I’ll top of that there is a right and a wrong way to present a claim of this...Read more »
I went to a doctor appointment when I left they gave me a paper that said out of work continue therapy 4 weeks. Then workers compensation called me saying the doctor sent them a document saying I can return to work on lite duty. After asking if they could provide transportation since I don't own a... Read more »
I did not file a workman's comp claim, although I did report it immediately to the manager on duty, and the G.M. was there and offered me an ice pack and ibuprofen. When I asked him to not schedule me doubles, he laughed at me. I told him I've been hurting and doubles are almost impossible for... Read more »
You can still file a claim. It's not too late to make this right. Yes you should go to your doctor if they won't set you up with a workers comp doctor. You may want to consult with a workers comp lawyer on this for best results. My office offers free consultations.
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