(In re: Section 52-10-1, Church's Chicken vs Hanson)
If I have a WC patient, do I need to obtain that patient's verbal or written consent before talking to his/her WC adjuster? Or am I legally allowed to talk to the adjuster without receiving the patient's consent first?
I have 200 hrs vacation and 24 hrs sick leave saved up. My employer is a small business (5 employees) in new mexico that has recently downsized dramatically from financial issues (debts). ive been with him for over 6 yrs. I recently got sick for two days from an E coli outbreak in the cities water... Read more »
answered on Oct 31, 2017
In general, for work already done, an employer must pay whatever rate of pay and benefits were agreed upon before the work was done. Unless the employer has also entered an agreement to continue a rate of pay or benefits for a certain period of time into the future, an employer can change the rate... Read more »
because she moved to New Mexico. Is there a statute that makes that ok, or do we have a legitimate cause? We have a mediation set up for later this month, but I want to be sure that we aren't kicking a dead horse.
answered on Oct 13, 2016
I assume you have an attorney. Your moving doesn't have squat to do with an injury claim as long as she got follow up treatment which documents she stillhas issues.
IF you don't have an attorney at least get a consult with a member of the Montana Trial Lawyers Assn --they give free consults.
If I have to go to a hospital can i refuse medical treatment
answered on Sep 20, 2016
Get it seen to. Why? Because unlike health insurance there's no deductible or copay. If the burn gets infected you'll pay;.
not sure why the reticence but get it checked out.
answered on Apr 14, 2016
In certain situations, the New Mexico Workers' Compensation Act, NMSA § 52-1-28.2, prohibits the employer from retaliating/terminating/pressuring resignation after an employee sustains a workplace injury and/or makes a claim for Workers Compensation benefits. Whether it applies to you would... Read more »
Problem, because now there are ice buckets outside.
I am still suffering.
The new Dr. I recently started seeing is going to get me over to a trauma psyc. because of PTSD.
And she is still working in helping me heal.
Do I have a personal injury case against my employers?
answered on Aug 4, 2015
Personal injury is different than workers' compensation. Injuries at work are normally covered by workers' comp. Start by talking to a local workers' comp lawyer.
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is... Read more »
answered on Feb 18, 2012
Your question is not clear. It appears you are saying you have had a house for 14 years and ykou have not paid for one year. You have not said why your case should be paid.
I have practiced WC in Virginia for 35 years. I hope you can provide additional im
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answered on Jan 21, 2011
"Bad faith" in a workers comp case usually refers to the workers comp insurance company not adjusting the claim in good faith, in other words acting in bad faith towards the claimant in handling the claim. It is a claim brought by the claimant against the insurance company.
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