I got ran over by a garbage truck on December 11 2019 while working. I hired a worker’s compensation lawyer. I had to quit my job because of my living condition. I had no family members where I was living at so I moved. Workers compensation felt like I wasn’t entitled to any financial benefits... Read more »
Probably not; this was a judgment call by your attorney using the facts as presented at that time. Also, comp is a "no fault" system, and the driver's being high isn't relevant (assuming the driver was a co-worker and not a 3rd party).
Claim was denied in January but employer didn't say anything nor did the insurance. I was moved to a different building where I have incurred several other injuries due to original injury. In April, I was told the company was taking me off of workers comp and putting me on unpaid FMLA. I took... Read more »
You're represented, so you should sort this out with your attorney. If calls and emails aren't working, show up and talk to him/her to come up with a plan of action. I'm assuming you're working with someone who does a lot of mass advertising, so you may be one of thousands of...Read more »
The insurance person offered $1000 extra payment to close the claim. This makes us think there is more than straight math in play. We also learned that mileage to medical can be included - the insco never told us this we had to find out on our own. What else are they not telling us?
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 »
I’ve been with the co for over 20 years, and file WC for CTD in 2017. I was working teleport @ my GA residence on DOI. Employer didn’t have a tin in GA therefore I paid NY taxes. On DOI H/R stated I must file GA WC, opposed to NY...Note, state tax/address info was changed to GA by employer (HR)... Read more »
I'm a bit confused, as there are several questions here, but they're allowed (and almost always do this) to ask you to resign if you settle the case. If you don't, yes, they can create a light duty job for you to do so you can return there to work and stop getting weekly checks from workers' comp.
I am coming to the end of my lawsuit and I have accepted the settlement offer but I am being told that I have to sign a waiver stating that I wouldn't sue my former employer in the future. They are putting in the balance to make the settlement what I agreed to.
If you have a workers' comp claim with your employer, chances are great that you don't have a lawsuit to file against them, since the Comp Act shields them from liability for your injury to tort lawsuits, since you get workers' comp benefits. That said, most employers/insurers want...Read more »
I am a nurse. I messed my back up pretty bad while at work. I filed a claim, received physical therapy, received benefits for a certain number of weeks, and was deemed 22% permanent partially disabled due to my back injury. That was in Dec 2015. The pain has never gone away, but Ive just dealt with... Read more »
There have to be dependents for there to be any real money after a death, and the death has to be causally related to the workplace injury. Also, a settlement is never guaranteed in a workers' comp case; lots of cases never settle.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.