My doctors have written numerous treatment and equipment referrals/orders that they feel will either help improve or at least help sustain my current health status due to my work injury. However, workers compensation continually acts as those requests do not exist. They have not denied or approved,... View More
While you have a lawyer representing you, I suggest making an appointment with him and sharing your concerns and frustration over your situation. I have found that most good attorneys will respond positively and directly to client concerns like those posted on Justia website. I believe directly...View More
I have developed health issues after my work injury that doctors have verified in their diagnosis notes have occurred as a direct result of the work injury. Is workers compensation responsible for providing medical treatment for these health issues? And, if I have paid out of pocket in regards to... View More
In most NC workers' compensation (WC) cases, you must have an accident (very liberally defined) or a specific traumatic incident to your back. Other types of WC are called occupational diseases generally result from exposure to some harmful substance. The key to all WC cases is a qualified...View More
Is an injured worker, who returned back to work for the past 12 months, ENTITLED to benefits when [he] is still receiving pain management treatment for low back pain, given numerous work restrictions by treating doctor echoing the FCE Test restrictions, the treating doctors work note doesn't... View More
Yes, if wages are reduced due to pain problems. Workers' Compensation (WC) compensation to injured workers in North Carolina is based on loss of earning capacity and time out of work as determined by qualified medical professionals. In this case, Tony's employer, not medical staff, has...View More
Hello! My husband received a WC lump sum settlement of 155,000.It was structured that he will "receive" $119/wk for the next 25 years.(even though he already received it all in one sum) He made around $80k per year when working. If he files and wins his SSDI case, his monthly payment will... View More
Social Security Administration will not permit individuals to receive more than 80% of pre-injury monthly gross earnings from combined Workers' Compensation (WC) and Social Security Disability (SSD) payments. This policy was enacted to avoid the situation where injured workers are making more...View More
Im 30 years old. I have multiple mental illnesses and have been struggling with them since I was a child. I have never worked a tax paying job. I want to find care and medication that can really help me but that isn't easy with no money. I've put it off so long because I feel so bad and... View More
You would be eligible for Supplement Security Insurance (SSI) benefits regardless of work history. The SSI benefit program is based on financial need regardless of work history. The more familiar Disability Insurance Benefits program, commonly called Social Security Disability (SSD), is based on...View More
Yes. Social Security (SS) law is very complicated and hard to understand, even with a law degree. Most people assume that the treating physician's opinion about your ability to work is sufficient. The law actually requires a more detailed and thoughtful analysis of your doctor's...View More
My employer was aware of my injury as it happened in front of him but I did not file a claim at the time. There were multiple witnesses and I did have to go to urgent care due to this injury. I have record of that visit. This injury continued causing problems for the next two years including... View More
Yes, in some situations. While NC law technically requires filing a workers' compensation claim within thirty (30) days of the accident, the Court will accept claims filed within two (2) years in most situations. The Courts have generally held that claims filed within two (2) years are...View More
not to settle my current claim if I renew my WC policy w/ them now that it's up for renewal. They no longer want to insure my company. Can't find another carrier because of my open claim. My attorney doesn't seem to know the answer.
While I would not be comfortable directly answering your question while you have legal counsel, I will suggest you contact NC Department of Insurance 1-855-408-1212; www.ncdoi.gov for a response to the obvious conflicts of interest here.
NC law requires injured workers be given reasonable and necessary medical care. Our law also gives WC insurance companies the right to control medical treatment as long as they recognize the WC claim. Future medical treatment can be claimed for two (2) years after the last payment of weekly wage...View More
You should speak with an experienced Workers' Compensation lawyer before making any recorded statement. NC law does not automatically recognize and accept injuries just because they happen at work. The law also requires an accident or very specific occupational disease (not applicable to a...View More
I'm sorry forms 18 and 19 were filled out properly by both employee and employer ..my question is regarding the initial accident/injury report (employer form to be filled out by employee) this form was filled out by the employer NOT employee as it states on the top if the form after it was... View More
While signing the employee's name on a form that was not authorized by him/her is fraudulent, I don't know of any specific legal penalties you could gain from a false private internal company document. You certainly could use the unauthorized document as evidence of lack of employer...View More
The injury report was not written or even seen by me until 9 months later and denial from insurance to cover my injury.. my signature was not obtained and the employer did not write correctly what happened or even go over the details of the accident/injury with me. but employer submitted it to... View More
The NC Court that handles workers' compensation (WC) cases has specific forms for both employees (Form 18) and employers (Form 19) to fill out within thirty (30) days of a work accident. However, the Court will consider employee injury reports as old as two (2) years from the accident...View More
I was denied wirkmen compensation for a third claim. Was never notofied by workmen comp the claim was denied . Insteaf I was forced into mediation relsasing thevworkmen comp insurance of all clailms. I was nevet sent a demial of claim in wtiting.
In NC, you can always request a hearing before the Industrial Commission (Workers' Compensation Court) on any disputes. Insurance companies are supposed to promptly respond with written answer to any WC notice of accidents, but are rarely penalized for failure to do so. Disputed claims are...View More
Your Mom should not lose her Social Security (SS) Retirement due to remarriage. Even if she is drawing Widow's Benefits on her deceased husband's account, her remarriage should not affect her SS retirement since the remarriage is only relevant for marriages before age 60....View More
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