Q: What happens during a workers comp claim when the company changes owners?
My mother was injured at her work place in Maryland. Currently still seeing doctor and has a claim for wc. However, the new owner keeps making comments about her restrictions ordered from the doctor. New owner says that it is not her concern more or less and it's the old owners problem. But my mother has certain things the doctor has ordered not to do and is told to do them. My mother is afraid of losing her job and quite frankly injuring herself even more so. Please help me with the right way.
The workers comp claim will not change substantially as the workers comp insurer will remain the same and have the same legal obligations. The issue to be concerned with is the employment relationship between your mother and the employer. An employer can take action that will affect your mothers benefits. It is recommended that if your mother has not consulted an attorney, or is not represented she should so that she can take some proper precautions.
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