If Your permanent disability is only worth 2% then the amount of money they’re offering you is correct. But if your doctor underestimated your disability your claim would be worth a lot more money you should have an attorney Review your case and the medical report the insurance company is basing...View More
This is a qualified NO... if it is found to be a compensable consequence of the work injury, and your doctors prescribe psychological treatment and or medications work comp will pay for it generally but they will not allocate further disability to the psyche condition. this has been the law since...View More
my TTD checks I owed child support in arrears and a % was taken from my checks and sent to child support and was paid off in 2017 now that I am closing my case the ins co wants to deduct child support from my award I don't owe any more and the payments were deducted from my checks so how can... View More
On the surface it makes no sense if the case was closed ... so.. follow up with the child support agency and get a paid in full statement that there is no basis for any further payments to be made to them... then take that to the court with the settlement documents (if you have a lawyer have your...View More
Simply put... if you get injured at work... you don't have to prove you were not negligent nor do you have to prove your employer was negligent. You got hurt at work... you are covered...(unless you were fooling around and caused your own injury)
Interesting question you will have to refer to the medical reports to see if the doctor is still calling you temporarily disabled even though he gave you no work restrictions he may have said you could return to modify duty and if your employer terminate you before you are able to do any modify...View More
I was hired through the a rtemp agency while I was on this job I got hurt meanwhile the temp agency who I got hired through wasn't doing there job so the company fired the agency and went with a different one I was informed last week the the agency closed my case can they legally do that
It all depends how you settled your claim years ago. If you got a lump sum settlement and closed the future medical then the answer would be most likely No. If you left your future medical open for the injured body parts...then the answer would be different. Any treatment though would have to be...View More
Do I need to return or would that hurt my case? Upper management isn't acknowledging the criticism or the further injury. I don't feel I can do the light duty position. The stress from my supervisor is one thing and the work is hard on my wrists.
Some injuries can be career ending events. Tendonitis could be depending on the type of work you do. If you believe you can not do the work assigned to you without causing further injury, you should return to the doctor to increase your restrictions and if the employer can not accommodate those...View More
Many injured workers expect the insurance carrier to do "the right thing" but most of the time they don't when it comes to an unrepresented injured worker... if they did then most of the reasons for having an attorney represent you in a workers compensation case would be unnecessary....View More
Absolutely it could be for any number of reasons one being that they don’t like talking to you or they feel that you are belligerent door in someway hostile and they don’t want to speak to you any further. Another reason possibly is that you have a lawyer and you’re not allowed to speak to...View More
my stepson is out on workman's comp the business (Yosemite park) is temp shut down due to fires in northern California. Should they continue to be pay him workman's comp since he has not yet had surgery even though they are temporarily closed? they seem to be dragging their feet on his... View More
You have an absolute right to fire your lawyer at any time most likely your form a lawyer will take a lien against your case and he will share attorneys fees on a proportionate basis with your new lawyer it happens all the time
My claim was denied and I’m appealing it. I went to qme and he states that the injury is 100% work related but did not mention any impairment ratings. I’m trying to dispute the rating and I’m sure it’s a long process. Does the insurance carrier have to start benefits for the months wasn’t... View More
Did the doctor list in his report what period of time you were temporarily disabled? If he did when you go to court the judge most likely will order the insurance company to pay you for that period of time. Your case doesn’t sound too simple you should really consider hiring an attorney to...View More
I was hurt catching a patient and had to get a lawyer to get medical care covered. The job said they didn't have work within my restrictions so I took a job elsewhere. I only got an attorney because of medical issues. I never recieved payments. I didn't know I could have recieved... View More
Many times as part of a settlement negotiation your former employer will ask for a letter of resignation and that you’d be in eligible for rehire therefore they could buy out the entire claim and close out the future medical this occurs 90% of the time when you get a lump sum settlement
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