Factory closed, but still collecting work comp til death. Life insurance co. said they can't find info on old policy. We have original policy and faxed it to them. They still claim they can't find any info on it despite the fax. What do we do now?
First and foremost, seek immediate medical attention and follow your doctor's recommendations for treating the deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the same arm. Your health is a top priority. The presence of the DVT may impact your workers' compensation claim and potential settlement...View More
I have a workers comp case headed to trial after 24 months. The day of the facilitation hearing after I turned down the offer my attorney informed me that I would have to pay for a physician’s testimony the deposition for my trial. He then told me I had 30 days to come up with the money or my... View More
Expert witnesses like physicians are typically compensated for their time testifying in legal proceedings by the party they are testifying for. This is true whether they testify live or by deposition. It is commonly necessary for such an expert to testify in cases involving a bodily injury to...View More
I have a workers comp case that has went to a facilitation hearing that is headed for trial. The attorney at the facilitation hearing was not the attorney previously assigned to me. I met this attorney the day of my hearing.
Short answer is yes, they can. You retained the firm, not an individual attorney. The firm is responsible to provide you AN attorney, not THE attorney. It is not uncommon for attorneys within a firm to cover hearings for each other when scheduling conflicts arise.
A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for three weeks. At this point, you could continue awaiting a response, or consider reaching out to Pennsylvania workers' comp attorneys. Good luck
traveling mechanic for BAE systems from kansas working in michigan. at some point in the last 9 months i developed a hernia and cannot point to any specific event that caused it. I am basically being told go home and handle it while unemployed. this sounds fishy to me and im looking for any other... View More
A Michigan attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for five weeks. It's difficult for attorneys to reach out to you within the format of this Q & A forum. This doesn't operate like an attorney referral service. If you haven't already spoken with an attorney, you...View More
No. To succeed on any emotional distress claim, you need to show that someone intentionally caused, by their actions, you emotional distress. More to your point, you would need to overcome governmental immunity, which is unlikely in this scenario.
You can certainly apply for unemployment. Your question does not provide enough information to determine if you would qualify as a threshold matter. If you did, your employer may challenge it, in which case you'd be entitled to an administrative hearing to determine whether you quit for cause.
Today at work, I work at Spectrum Juvenile Justice Services and a resident threw urine on me. The resident had already been acting out throughout the week and the punishment for that is he couldn’t come out his room. So during the day someone had to sit at his door to monitor him. That’s what I... View More
It is not in line with another employees that I asked confidentially. They received one week for every year of service. I was only offered 4 for 12 years. There are many circumstances leading up to the company saying they accepted a resignation, I never gave and I repeatedly told them that.... View More
You need to contact a member of the Michigan Assn for Justice who handles workers compensation claims--most states have a state fund to cover situations like yours.Short answer is if there is no comp you may sue them for the injury.
I don't practice WC law in your state. However, you should review your contract with this lawyer. It may give him the right to assert a lien. Also, the lawyer may feel he has done work for you. If so, if he can show his hours that he worked on your case, thke tribunal may award him attorney's fees.
Assuming that you were working for an Alabama employer, generally, you would need to submit a claim for Workers Compensation benefits in Alabama.
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