They moved me to a different department I was told temporarily while being on light duty. But just two days ago one of the coaches acted as if he is switching me permanently. Which means I get to pay decrease and lose my position I had all do to be hurt. I work at Walmart is this allowed
answered on Mar 13, 2023
If your claim is in Texas, Walmart no longer carries workers' compensation through the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' compensation. They are nonsubscribers to workers' comp. Walmart has it's own private insurance. I believe your employer can permanently... Read more »
the claims sent to my adjuster? Without my knowledge, my doctor started filing on my medicare when W.C. stopped paying him, almost 2 years ago. I called my adjuster & she said if he had listed the correct compensable injuries (L. foot (CRPS), Neck, Rt. shoulder) he would have been paid. Today I... Read more »
answered on Mar 4, 2023
It is possible that your workers' compensation case could be closed if the wrong compensable injury was used on the claims sent to your adjuster. However, this would typically require some sort of legal action, such as a hearing or settlement agreement, which would likely involve notification... Read more »
MRI shows torn rotator cuff in three tendons. What are her next steps. She lives in Texas and cannot afford to hire an attorney. Should she have surgery done under her private insurance?
answered on Feb 15, 2023
Sorry to hear she is having trouble. She likely CAN afford an attorney as most workers' compensation attorneys work on a commission basis - no fee until you win. I would suggest looking in the Justia directory for the area of Texas where she is and see if there is an attorney to consult with... Read more »
Honestly honest opinion
answered on Feb 13, 2023
Article 1, section 3a of the Texas Constitution provides: “ Equality under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of sex, race, color, creed, or national origin. This amendment is self-operative.”
In my professional experience, I have rarely seen individuals treated... Read more »
I was at work. Got hurt ambulance took me to ER. They did a catscan and said my nose was broke and return to regular duty after follow up with surgeon. My jobs safety talked to person doing paperwork and told them to put me on light duty so they changed it on the paper. The next day the hospital... Read more »
answered on Jan 16, 2023
CT scans are an advanced type of X-ray that shows blood vessels, organs, and other soft tissues well.
X-rays do a better job showing showing the skeletal structure including broken bones.
Different radiologists occasionally disagree on what the exact same test shows, and more... Read more »
I was injured at work and my company through Medcor sent me to a doctor. The Medcor doctor ordered MRI'S on my back for this coming Wednesday and a pain doctor on this coming Friday. Now my boss says that the company has to ok the tests. Is that true? First my boss would not make accomodations... Read more »
answered on Jan 15, 2023
Your employer has no say over what care your doctor provides or prescribes for you.
Your employer’s workers compensation carrier will disregard its wishes in this regard
They take my insurance in February and they fired me March and also I thing they.broke the rules and they have alot favoritism I work for 20 uears6
answered on Jan 10, 2023
It is difficult to understand your question, but if you have been discriminated against in some way you may have a claim. I would need to learn more.
I work for a school district and fell on campus. Over time my injury was getting worse, even though I sought treatment that day and months after. TASB had a peer review done that agreed my injury was likely caused by a fall and that surgery was recommended. After working with my dr to remedy the... Read more »
answered on Jan 3, 2023
The adjuster on your file does not have medical training so whether the surgery is reasonable and necessary is subcontracted out to medical specialist that determine whether the requested procedure meets ODG guidelines. If the LHL-009 (Request for IRO) is not successful, then I would recommend you... Read more »
I am hiring a subcontractor - They do not have workers comp. Can I have them sign a release of liability?
answered on Jan 2, 2023
Yes, the TWCC has a specific form especially designed for this purpose.
answered on Nov 2, 2022
I am not aware of any 8 hour time frame. Usually, the further out the test is taken the more likely it is that you would be intoxicated. The drugs/alcohol will leave the system with time.
Got injured at work a few years ago and workmans said everything was approved I'd go to physical therapy/ pain management doc and they always said they hadn't received anything but yet had my name. The exception was the regular doctor that could only apologize say they had no idea what... Read more »
answered on Oct 20, 2022
You can’t sue.
But you can receive medical treatment for your work-related injury from any health care provider who accepts worker’s compensation cases.
Your health care provider will likely need your TWC case number for your workers compensation claim to bill the correct party.
I injured my right knee during a slip and fall at work. The injuries are a complete tear of the ACL, partial tear of the MCL and buckling of the PCL. I have arthritis in me knee and the only surgery that me doctor will do is a complete knee replacement. The Worker’s Comp insurance carrier said... Read more »
answered on Sep 15, 2022
It is very difficult to prove a total keen replacement is due to your work related injury. You will need an expert medical opinion to state all the conditions for which you need the total knee replacement are a result of the work injury within a reasonable medical probability. If you prove this,... Read more »
I was hurt on the job
answered on Aug 27, 2022
A Texas attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. At this point, you could reach out to workers' comp attorneys to discuss your matter, since your injury took place in the course of employment. An experienced attorney should be able to outline any other causes... Read more »
Regular dr paperwork had a return to work date. I asked if I had any appointments the office said no. I went to see the workman’s comp Dr and he released me back to work per the notes from the regular Dr. I was back to work for 3 days. Started physical therapy and needed a refill on medication.... Read more »
answered on Aug 19, 2022
It is ultimately your decision whether to return to work and what is best for your health. Workers comp may decide not to pay you for the days you missed since their doctor has released you to work. You could also contact the work comp doctor and ask them to reconsider your work status based on the... Read more »
For the last 13 weeks they put down 20 hours, 33 hours, 30 hours, 40 hours etc. I was actually working a ton of overtime. 60 hours, 60 hours, 58 hours, 48 hours, etc. there was only 1 week that I worked 38 hours and that was because I hurt myself on a Thursday and left early. The head... Read more »
answered on Jul 6, 2022
If you have a claim filed through the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation, you have the right to challenge the wages your employer has listed at an administrative hearing. The easiest way is for you to get copies of your paycheck stubs to document your actual wages... Read more »
There were 4 witnesses to the accident, and 3 separate doctors, including a state designated doctor, stated my injury happened at work. The Designated Doctor used ICD10 codes. The original doctor used ICD9. The ALJ stated in his ruling that he didnt know why the doctor changed diagnosis codes and... Read more »
answered on Mar 1, 2022
You may be able to win your case in district court. The problem is that it is very time consuming and expensive to go into district court. For example, to have a doctor testify on your behalf or to even take the doctor's deposition, you are looking at about 5K. The lawyers fees in district... Read more »
During the past year, I have been asked to perform multiple duties that higher-level employees perform. I have asked for a promotion and was denied. According to my new manager, I don't do enough to be a team player that deserves a promotion. I have been performing all the extra duties I have... Read more »
answered on Feb 16, 2022
There is no limit to the number of job duties or responsibilities your employer can assign you. If you are paid by the hour, however, you must receive pay for all the hours you work, and you must receive overtime pay (1.5 times your hourly rate) for all hours worked over 40 per week. If you are... Read more »
I got ran over by a garbage truck and the person drug test came back positive for cocaine the same day and he got fired. Would that fall into intentional tort because he knew what he was doing was wrong and he could injury someone while driving high, especially a commercial vehicle?
answered on Feb 8, 2022
Filing a lawsuit to recover damages is not a matter of criminal law.
My landlord basically said If I hire someone to work on my house then he will not pay for the labor but he didn't say if I worked on the house that I couldn't charge him for labor
answered on Jan 13, 2022
No. You would need a contract. Otherwise it would be deemed a gift. Contracts involving real estate need to be in writing. This would be a contract for services so I not too sure. Always better to have something in writing. Good Luck.
I have asthma and we were never told the truth about the mold. A few years ago we had a sewer problem, and another employee took pictures of the mold. I feel we should have been informed as this can affect people’s health.
answered on Nov 8, 2021
Your employer should have advised all employees if there was exposure to a toxic amount of mold. Whether or not this amounts to a valid workers compensation claim would depend on particular state law and usually there is a requirement that the exposed individual be injured by the exposure.
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