Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer Reach out to your attorney to discuss this issue. Occasionally the letters will stop and the collections action will stop with a quick phone call. The bill should be paid by the workers comp insurance company and if they are not willing to pay a hearing should be requested.
Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer You can certainly file a claim. In my opinion the case is, what is referred to as "compensable." It is somewhat likely that workers comp will challenge the claim because you were not inside the building, however there is specific case law that indicates you have a valid claim. Consider contacting a workers compensation attorney for assistance in filing the claim and arguing for you. In Maryland we are only able to request a fee after money is recovered on your behalf. In addition to...
Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer A workers comp hearing is similar to a court proceeding however it is at the administrative level before the Workers Compensation Commission (essentially the Judges). If you do not have an attorney one will likely be needed. If you do then you should have a discussion about this with your attorney before the hearing.
Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer The real issue is going to be your ability to find a fourth attorney that will get involved for only 1/4 of the potential fee. With each new attorney the fee share gets reduced incrementally.
Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer If you have an attorney contact them. Ordinarily your medical benefits will not be affected by finding new employment. The 2/3 check will likely stop. Also, resigning may affect your ability to seek vocational rehabilitation in the future under your case. If you are not able to lift over 30 lbs then there is a possibility that you may need vocational rehabilitation in the future. If you do not have an attorney then its probably best to seek one out for a consultation before making the...
Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer You should consult a workers comp attorney in person as there is a lot of information that is needed to properly advise. Depending on the injuries you may be entitled to permanency money, vocational rehabilitation, and more. Good luck!
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Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer Yes. Under workers compensation laws of Maryland you very likely would qualify for vocational rehabilitation. If it has not been offered to you an attorney can help get this approved. You would receive payments from workers comp while looking for a job with the assistance of a voc counselor.
Workers comp attorneys do not charge a fee unless money is recovered. Seek out a consultation. Good Luck!
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Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer Your wife should consider filing a work comp claim. Not only file with the correct insurance company but also the work comp commission. Consult a workers comp attorney. She is entitled to lost wage payments. We work on a contingency basis so no fee is paid unless money is recovered. Good Luck to you and your wife!
Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer The workers comp claim will not change substantially as the workers comp insurer will remain the same and have the same legal obligations. The issue to be concerned with is the employment relationship between your mother and the employer. An employer can take action that will affect your mothers benefits. It is recommended that if your mother has not consulted an attorney, or is not represented she should so that she can take some proper precautions.
Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer Consult an attorney right away. If the other driver is at fault you are entitled to be paid by their insurance company even if they can not contact the driver. That is their problem.
Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer Consider hiring an attorney. We work on a contingency fee basis so there is no money out of pocket until money is recovered. The law requires the workers compensation insurer to pay you 2/3 of your lost wages for days missed from work. The first 3 days of absence are not paid unless you miss two weeks total. Good luck!
This is according to Maryland workers compensation law and you should confirm it is a Maryland case and not a Pennsylvania case.
Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer I agree with Mr. Kirk. Compensation is available under Maryland workers comp laws if you have permanent remaining issues. Your question directly indicates that you have remaining and permanent issues. Contact a workers compensation attorney to discuss obtaining a rating with a doctor that is rehearsed in workers comp and is friendly to the injured worker. Not all doctors are able to perform ratings.
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Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer The short answer is there are a lot of factors that play into this. The payments are for a temporary basis so not to last permanently. Depending on the severity of the injury, amount of treatment, what doctors are recomending, and other factors, an injured worker could conceivably be on ttd for years. The reality is that most workers comp insurers will not let this happen without a fight.
If you have not obtain legal counsel it may be a good time to consider doing so. Consults are...
Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer Further information would be needed to accurately answer this question. I would suggest an in office consultation with a workers compensation attorney to better determine your rights. If you have an attorney then he or she should answer this for you.
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Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer You can sell your items but be sure to have your attorney let the workers compensation adjuster know about the sales. If you are receiving money for these items the adjuster may want to reduce the payments by what you are receiving from sales income you receive.
Certainly discuss this with your attorney. If you do not have an attorney it is best to obtain one. Workers Comp attorneys are paid only if they recover additional money on your behalf. Likely, you are entitled to...
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