I just recently switched to the packaging department at work. Their tables are so low I have to bend to work over them. I woke up the next day with my shoulder in pain. I have no evidence to prove I hurt it at work. Is there anyway I can file for workman's comp?
First, tell your employer. You should go to a doctor and explain what happened. If the doctor agrees that the reason your shoulder hurts is because of the work you do, the doctor can put that in your medical report. Then you can bring that to your employer and file a claim for your injury. You...View More
If you were working for someone else or on someone else’s property, you may have a claim. If you were injured on the job, you should probably call a worker’s compensation lawyer. If you not working when you were injured, for instance, if you were helping a friend with their roof, you should...View More
I suggest you contact a local attorney license in Colorado to discuss a possible case for defective equipment. By telling your story to the selected the training you will be able to establish a possibility of merits of your civil case.
I fell on the job due to negligence of a third party. I informed my boss immediately. He is asking me to wait until Monday to do anything about us. My tailbone and hips are excruciating. I can’t walk very well and going from standing to sitting and vice versa hurts so bad that I don’t want to.... View More
As a matter of practice, we always think that our clients should prioritize their medical treatment. Sometimes this means going against the wishes of a boss, or even a spouse, but at the end of the day, your health is paramount. Moreover, getting medical treatment sooner rather than later can...View More
This new injury is a new worker's compensation claim against your current employer. You need to file a Worker's Claim for Compensation form (your HR person has it) ASAP and advised whomever you're supposed to tell about this new injury. The old injury/fusion may come into play...View More
I am not working less hours. I was working as an auto technician and tore my rotator cuff. My restrictions are that I can not use that arm. I am awaiting surgery that is supposed to be scheduled. My employer is using me in a different position so that I do not have to... View More
I was injured on October 1st and went to the workers comp doctor. I did not miss any work, but was put on modified duty. A claim was filed with my employers insurance and they have been paying medical. I have not received an admission of liability or denial. Should I have received this? My... View More
They don't have to file an admission of liability or a notice of contest unless you have lost the equivalent of 3 days or three shifts from work. If you are working fewer hours as a result of your injury, for example, if the doctor's restrictions say you cannot work as many hours as you...View More
I would like to record my doctor visit, However I fear that if I tell the doctor I am recording he will change his tone and not show how he has been truly treating and talking to me. If I record the visit without notifying the doctor can I use it in court or do I have to notify the dr? My state is... View More
I injured my arm on Jan 8 1028. After 2 months of no improvement they finally did an MRI and found that I tore my extensor tendon and pulled it away from the bone. I saw the surgeon a week ago and he STILL has not even submitted the paperwork for surgery. Meanwhile I have continued to be in... View More
There is no rule about how long a doctor's office may take to request prior authorization. But, it definitely can take more than a week for the staff person to get the request to the insurance company. I suggest you call your doctor's office, ask to talk to the person who submits...View More
Stated it must be from a previous injury I had before current employment even though previous injury doctor has released me from treatment and this new injury is not related to the previous one. Should I call an attorney?
Yes. If the treating doc says you're faking it or your problems are completely from an earlier injury (and not because you aggravated it on your current job), it will be difficult without an attorney to get the insurance company to either begin paying benefits or continue to do so. Find an...View More
Your injury cannot be refused just because you might have had a part in causing it, but your benefits can be cut by 50% if your injury was because of you being intoxicated, refusing to use employer-provided safety equipment, or refusal to obey safety rules. But without knowing what your employer...View More
First you need to notify your employer in writing within 4 days of the injury. You can still report after the 4 days window, but penalties may apply (note: inability to report due to physical or mental impairment delays the 4 day reporting requirement until you...View More
Was injured 8/9/17. Taken off work 9/26/17. Ins. Co admitted liability with breakdown of weekly pay and everything for TTD, but hasn't sent check. Adjuster keeps making excuses about where my checks are. It's 11/9/17 and I've gotten nothing! What can I do? I hired a lawyer, but... View More
Talk to your attorney again. Make sure he/she knows that you have not yet received your TTD benefits. The insurance company must pay TTD benefits every 2 weeks, or they could be penalized. Also, they will owe you 8% interest on TTD benefits that are paid late.
Hello. I had an accedent in July which happened at my work place. I'm a bartender. I had a left hand laceration and needed to go to emergency immediately. After First Aid help I was transported to a hospital where I received a surgery. My doctor was absolutely defined that I should not do... View More
Based on your information it sounds like you did not submit any medical documentation with the workers' comp claim. Photographs are helpful, but you need a medical doctor to provide a written opinion/prognosis to establish a disability of any nature (temporary, permanent, partial or total...View More
Contact an attorney that specializes in employment injuries. Assuming the employer was properly notified by you of the injury (usually 30 days), the employer improperly delayed in filing the claim (likely because the employer did not have disability insurance). You can always sue the employer in...View More
Talk to an employment lawyer about the specifics of your case. Be warned, you will have an uphill battle counter your prior statement that the injury did not occur at work. There is case law that does protect employees who are forced to not report an injury in the workplace for fear of...View More
As long as you are an employee and were accidentally injured while doing your job, or you became sick from doing your job (asbestos related sickness, for instance), then yes, you may have a claim under workers' compensation laws.
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