First thing is, if you have a workers compensation attorney, my suggestion would be to schedule a consultation with you attorney. If you do not have one, I strongly advise you get an experienced attorney. There could be numerous things going on here and you should not face these type of things...View More
we are currently in a workmans comp case severe tbi. They are trying to settle for 80.000 but he is still suffering and he did not receive the proper treatment due to the dr and scheduling and were advised by our current lawyer to remain with them. My problem is he is getting worse... View More
No injured worker can be forced to settle their claim. My advice is simple. You need an experienced workers comp attorney to speak with about your case. You need some strong guidance. If you already have counsel, perhaps set up a phone consultation immediately to discuss your ongoing concerns.
If the poisition is within YOUR doctor’s restrictions, then not performing duty can have significant negative impact on your claim and benefits. My suggestion is contact an experienced workers compensation attorney to help protect your benefits and guide you through the complexities of the claim...View More
Also for some strange reason I got wrote up for “using the wrong break room” and somehow I’m a distraction to other employees. How can I counter their childishness, I’m just trying to work and do what I’m told until this is over..
The short answer is No. You should follow your treating doctor’s restrictions. It will likely draw a suspension petition from the insurance carrier when you do not accept the position. That being said, if you are offered light duty, you should immediately speak to an experienced workers...View More
You would be best to sit down and speak with an experienced workers compensation attorney. You provide little facts, so determining a quick answer is out of the question. Fact is, in many cases, you have a workers compensation claim and a third party claim.
Yes. The fact an employee is full-time, part-time, or temporary doesn't matter. It certainly impacts the average weekly wage. However, if you are hurt at work, no matter how many hours you were, you are entitled to workers compensation benefits.
Generally, no they are not. If you have to attend an Independent Medical Exam by the insurance carrier, and drive yourself, then yes, they must reimburse you for that. The issue revolves around treatment is considered local. If treatment is available locally, then you are not entitled to...View More
First thing you should do whenever an injury occurs at work is report the injury to your employer. That is number one priority. You have 20 days to report the injury to get benefits back to day you stopped working. If you do not report the injury within 120 days your claim will be barred. Just...View More
I got hurt on the job and had my arm crushed and lost my right thumb. I worked for 24 years with one company and then they closed so I found another job, worked there for 2 years and they closed. Then my husband got sick so I didn't work for about five years. After he passed away I found... View More
More than likely you do not have current insured status. To be eligible for SSDI, you have to have enough work credits. Kind of like Unemployment. Check with your local SSA office and inquire with them what your 'date of last insured' is. For example, if your date of last insured is...View More
My suggestion, as with all work injury cases, is to obtain an experience workers compensation attorney to help guide you through things like pay, wage loss, and medical benefits. The benefits and rights are just too important.
It is a little more complicated than that. There are specific facts and tests to determine fi you are an actual independent contractor compared to an employee. Your best bet is to speak with an experienced workers compensation attorney. If in fact you are a true independent contractor, then you...View More
Absolutely. Aggravation of a pre-existing condition is a separate and distinct work injury. You need to obtain the medical evidence and opinion on aggravation of the condition. I recommend hiring an experienced Pennsylvania workers compensation attorney to assist you. Often times, aggravation...View More
I hurt my shoulder, had surgery and now have reached MMI. They're Dr says I'll never be more than 85%. My employer says they don't want me back because I'll never be 100% and they don't have any other jobs for me. I'm happy with getting a settlement. I'm also 67 years old.
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