Short answer: it's more complicated than that. A lot of terms referring to employment status that are thrown around are sometimes used interchangeably or incorrectly. There must be an employment relationship in order for the worker to qualify for WC benefits, and that is a legal question. In...Read more »
Yes you can. FMLA doesn’t pay benefits like workers comp, it just protects your jon for a limited time while you’re out. Don’t let the employer fool you into choosing one or the other. That’s not how it’s supposed to work.
The answer is "it depends". More detail would be needed to determine if it's a valid claim. But in general, workers comp pays for medical treatment and income replacement under certain circumstances. It's best to consult with an attorney to know your rights.
My 8 year old son broke his wrist while playing at a friend house he had to undergo surgery because his hand was completely broken away from the wrist. He was transported to the hospital by ambulance from the friends property. He ended up having to spend 2 days in the hospital. I am wanting to know... Read more »
It may depend on the details and mechanics of the accident, but it's absolutely possible to get compensation from the homeowner's insurance. Get a free consultation with a lawyer to learn what your options are!
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... 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... 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 »
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