Company paid all med bills and had to sign documents when drugged & in pain. Came back to work too soon- was threatened would be fired. Hard work laborer still. Major neck, back problems. Is it too late since it was 2009.
You have two years to file a claim. However, the employer may have waived this defense by payment of the medical bills. I would strongly suggest you check with an attorney in your area who specializes in New York State workers' compensation law, and file a claim asap.
Under workers' compensation, you do have the right to pursue a claim for any problems you are experiencing due to mold at work. Your claim would entitle you to medical care and compensation for any lost time or reduced earnings. However, the law judge would not have the power to order your...Read more »
No, you have the right to obtain a new lawyer at any time. Keep in mind, however, that your current attorney has a right to put a lien on your file for any unpaid work. The lien will be addressed by the law judge at a hearing, and you will have the right to comment on the same.
You have 30 days to provide notice to your employer, and you have two years to file a claim with the workers' comp board. The 30 day rule is flexible, particularly if you treated within the first 30 days following the accident (it sounds like you did). Regardless of whether your employer is now...Read more »
You should definitely file a claim, if for no other reason than to make sure you are covered down the road. In addition, you may be entitled to a permanency award depending upon the injury, regardless of whether you have lost any time from work.
It is difficult to tell based upon your question. However, if you are wondering whether your employer is able to create a light duty position for you, the answer is yes. In fact, I have also seen situations where an employee is either laid off or terminated if he or she is no longer able to...Read more »
Yes, you are permitted to have out of state treatment. However, if you now reside out of state, the New York State medical guidelines will not apply. This could make a difference in regards to whether your doctor is required to obtain pre-authorization for the procedure.
You are allowed to change doctors and you do not need pre-approval to do so. You can either consult with your family doctor and get the name of a local ortho, or just seek one out on your own.
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