I just recently switched to the packaging department at work. Their tables are so low I have to bend to work over them. I woke up the next day with my shoulder in pain. I have no evidence to prove I hurt it at work. Is there anyway I can file for workman's comp?
First, tell your employer. You should go to a doctor and explain what happened. If the doctor agrees that the reason your shoulder hurts is because of the work you do, the doctor can put that in your medical report. Then you can bring that to your employer and file a claim for your injury. You...View More
Sorry to hear she is having trouble. She likely CAN afford an attorney as most workers' compensation attorneys work on a commission basis - no fee until you win. I would suggest looking in the Justia directory for the area of Texas where she is and see if there is an attorney to consult with...View More
Workers comp sent me to a doctor of their choose to get a independent medical evaluation. The doctors opinion was that my injuries are not work related, now workers comp sent me papers saying that my case was denied and terminated because of the doctors opinion.
I'm sorry you are having trouble with your claim. This is a very common way for the workers compensation insurance company to stop paying for your injury. You should consult with an attorney to see if you can dispute the denial of your claim. You may need to have your treating doctor write an...View More
Regular dr paperwork had a return to work date. I asked if I had any appointments the office said no. I went to see the workman’s comp Dr and he released me back to work per the notes from the regular Dr. I was back to work for 3 days. Started physical therapy and needed a refill on medication.... View More
It is ultimately your decision whether to return to work and what is best for your health. Workers comp may decide not to pay you for the days you missed since their doctor has released you to work. You could also contact the work comp doctor and ask them to reconsider your work status based on the...View More
I work in food service and the doctor gave me a note stating that I can be on my feet for 3 hours total a day. My employer called me and told me that they can accommodate me for 3 hours of work a day. My question is: If I go back to work will workers comp pay me the difference of my 70percent... View More
1. Yes 2. No. Workers comp should pay a portion of the difference in your normal wage and the 3 hours you actually are able to work (and its tax-free). Typically, you are unable to sue your employer for a work injury if there are not third parties involved. Seeking counsel from a NJ workers comp...View More
My husband is getting ready to sign on a work comp settlement. The amount has already been agreed upon. He has signed all the documents, but there is one that concerns us which is the Medicare Stipulation.
According to this document, if he should seek out future medical treatment that... View More
This link should give you some further information on Medicare with regard to settlements. You should consult with an attorney for any specific questions. https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coordination-of-Benefits-and-Recovery/Workers-Compensation-Medicare-Set-Aside-Arrangements/WCMSA-Overview
I am unclear through talking to the state and reading. I am the owner, but i am going to do work. It sounds like the WC exemption is for officers only (people who stay in an office, not in the field) Everyone in the field tells me i dont need it, but the law seems to say that i do. The reply from... View More
The rules depend on what state you are in and the particular facts of your case, but generally, seasonal employees are covered by workers comp. If your employer refuses to help you, contact a local workers comp attorney for a consultation to see exactly where you stand.
Your question implies that you are concerned about the marijuana use affecting your right to workers compensation benefits. First, Arkansas allows you to be terminated at will, so, yes, you can get fired. 2. You likely cannot be fired simply for legal marijuana use. 3. Your workers'...View More
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