My dad was killed at his job and we won the wrongful death case(meaning my mom sister and myself) rather the total be spilt between the 3 of us. My mom sat back an estate fund after that she split it 3 ways. My dad had no bills house paid for everything in his name was paid in full and clear. So my... Read more »
answered on Jan 1, 2023
I’m not sure I understand the question, but if he was killed at work, workers’ comp benefits were paid as was required by law; it doesn’t sound like a case to be “won” necessarily (comp is “no fault) but just paid as the Act says to. Whether he had bills or debt isn’t relevant.
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 »
answered on Nov 4, 2021
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).
What are my options before this affects my credit. I did my part and the workmans comp has defaulted on their end.
answered on Feb 18, 2020
Hiring an attorney and file a hearing request to get these medical bills paid if they are related to your compensable injury at work.
answered on Dec 7, 2019
Yes but it’s tacky and will likely frustrate the other side.
Had an invasive Surgery done. TFCC with the removal of a ganglion cyst that I'm still recovering from
answered on Dec 6, 2019
It doesn't seem fair, but if an insurer-leaning therapist gave the FCE (or an insurer-leaning doctor who's reviewing the FCE and assigning the rating), he/she may very well assign a 0% rating, yes.
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 »
answered on Nov 4, 2019
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?
answered on Oct 19, 2019
Because getting paid PPD does not end your case, but settling it does. These are two different calculations.
answered on Nov 12, 2018
Add up the weekly wage for the 13 full weeks worked before the injury and divide by 13. There are other methods for workers who were there fewer than 13 full weeks before the injury.
answered on Feb 12, 2018
No, because there are several factors at play when trying to resolve a case via settlement; there is no "pay bracket." You should get a workers' comp attorney to help you.
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 »
answered on Jan 31, 2018
Probably so, yes, but we'd need more information. There should be a list of doctors you can see; ask for that right away and get a workers' comp attorney to help you pick a good one.
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 »
answered on Jan 25, 2018
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 was on an initial consultation, then the Attorney said she will send me the agreement. One of the paragraphs stated this:
"In the event of any termination or withdrawal of professional services for any reason, I understand that I remain responsible for an attorney’s fee for... Read more »
answered on Jan 17, 2018
Yes, that’s normal. It’s in case the need arises to file a lien. Otherwise, it’s a contingency contract; the lawyer never gets paid unless you do.
No, you’re not goong to find someone who is going to want to help you for free. All the contracts are approved by the State Board of... Read more »
answered on Jan 16, 2018
It depends on where your accident occurred. Hopefully, in Georgia. Georgia‘s laws are much better for injured workers and our Florida’s.
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.
answered on Nov 6, 2017
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 »
answered on Aug 3, 2017
Benefits can go for 400 weeks in a non-catastrophic case. Continue to treat; if they try to refuse access to medical care, file a hearing request!
settlement become part of his estate/probate? This is in the state of Georgia
answered on Jul 11, 2017
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.
answered on Apr 21, 2017
2/3 your average weekly wage, up to a statutory maximum that varies according to the date of accident. See OCGA 34-9-261.
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