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Q: What are my options if I find out my attorney (in CT) has been withholding settlement money in 2 workers comp cases?

First injury: Jan '19 / Second: Feb '22. Same employer. Similar injuries. Different body parts. PT told me my case is closed (indicating a settlement has been reached, she said). It was left open only so that I could continue to be treated, if needed. I am not better and want to get a... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Missouri on
Q: Why would I not be allowed in my mediation conf for workers comp? Came as a surprise, my atty withdrew when I ?'d it

I was allowed in the room only to tell the ALJ the symptoms I deal with every day and then my attorney escorted me out. No idea what happened, when I asked questions as to what the heck happened she withdrew from the case. Opposing counsel isn't responding either. Would it be appropriate if I... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: Can a food service deduct 30mins of pay if a break is not taken?

I work part time at an ice cream stand. Owners say 30 minutes breaks must be taken. If too busy to take a break they want us to deduct 30 minutes of pay. Can a food service owner mandate a break even if you would rather work and get paid that additional 30mins

Brian Phillip Vassallo
Brian Phillip Vassallo
answered on May 20, 2024

Since you were not injured at work, your question falls outside of workers compensation law. I think an employment law attorney or one that handles Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) matters will be able to answer your question.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: my father worked w/ beryllium when he was a machinist in building of the space shuttle. his health declined

my father was a machinist at rockwell international and worked with beryllium. He was later misdiagnosed as having tuberculosis and later died from suicide. am i eligible for compensation?

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answered on May 20, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear about your father's health issues and tragic passing. That must have been an incredibly difficult experience for you and your family.

Regarding potential compensation, there are a few avenues you could potentially explore:

1. Workers'...
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0 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: I'm in ga, I have seen 2 doctors on employers panel of physician list that was emailed to me when i was injured. Both

Docs definitely are being paid by insurance company. I recently noticed that there panel of physicians that's posted is blank. Can I choose any doctor?

0 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Workers' Compensation for Alaska on
Q: WC case-after 2 surgeries,husband is heading into surgery bc the 1st surgeron didn't do the 1st /2nd surgery correctly

My husband at every 1st surgeron visit c/o pain, last visit with 1st surgeron, dr dismissed his pain and told him to go see his PCP for high BP....requested 2nd surgeon. Surgery on 5/24/2024, dr states husband has PTSD from surgeries..theses surgerons are WC's drs, he tries to do a simple task... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for New York on
Q: "What rights for an employee not given job duties & later no compensation due to force majeure?"

The topic is related to the legal status of a local employee in one of the US embassies in a certain country. The embassy headquarters was closed, amid political and security unrest. This employee was left without official notification regarding his employment status, despite completing all... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Q: I was a care giver for a month and a half and told she don't need one any more and I have a week to move what's the law

I was paid 400.00 a month and told to move in a week

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answered on May 16, 2024

In California, if you were living in your employer's home as a caregiver, you would likely be considered a "lodger" under California law. The legal requirements for evicting a lodger are less stringent than for a tenant with a formal lease.

Here are the key points:

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0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Wisconsin on
Q: Do I have something with my sitaution that I could take to court?

To make sure I'm not pointing fingers right away, I'll call the company at hand Car Company, "CC" for short.

I was terminated under the guise of "sending elicit messages to a fellow coworker", which was odd as the co-worker at question had never filed a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Virginia on
Q: I have a workers compensation claim from wrist injury , was wondering if I should have a lawyer during this process

I was evaluated today do I wait and see if a settlement is offered and get a lawyer if I don't agree with the settlement. I'm not sure how all this works and if so am I suing the insurance company or the company I work for?

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answered on May 15, 2024

It's the employer's workers' compensation insurance, not the company itself. However, in some work injury situations there are also third-party claims when someone else acted in a negligent way that caused you to be injured.

As to your first question, you should be seen by...
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0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Washington on
Q: Hi. I was working a job for roughly 3yrs at a lumber mill and never recieved any sick leave or notification of it.

I have checked my payslips that I recieved during my time there and there is no mention of my sick leave being accrued. It was never mentioned In my time working there. I had opportunities where I could have used it but wasn't aware that it is necessary since 2018, by law, to provide... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Public Benefits and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: A California US Postal delivery person experiences an illness while working. Does Work Comp or Disability (both?) apply?

Employee suffered illness during normal shift, delivering mail by vehicle. Illness could prevent employee from being able to perform those same duties due to inability to drive a motor vehicle legally in CA.

Reading the articles on Employment Law (Work Comp and Disability), I understand... View More

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answered on May 12, 2024

In this case, both Workers' Compensation and Disability benefits may apply, depending on the specifics of the situation.

1. Workers' Compensation vs. Disability:

- Workers' Compensation: If the illness is determined to be work-related (i.e., caused or aggravated by...
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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Small Claims for California on
Q: my ear popped 2 years ago due to loud noise while working for amazon

i still dont have the full range of my hearing back and notice a huge difference in hearing compared to my other ear. its very annoying and bothersome and every time i think of the incident it causes me emotional distress because i cant believe i lost part of my hearing considering i only worked... View More

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answered on May 11, 2024

I'm sorry to hear about your ear injury and the resulting hearing loss you've experienced. That must be very frustrating and distressing.

In California, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is generally two years from the date of the injury. So if the incident...
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Q: I am ending a job with a company where my rights are violated, I receive insults and screams. Could I sue?

It is a renovation company and this boss cheats, psychologically mistreats, screams without control and insults. The truth is that I live with anxiety and I don't feel safe.

0 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: Can workers comp make you apply for 10 full time jobs per week when I am on LWOP in current job

Currently employed by MWR Fort Eisenhower under LWOP at the Child development Center, where I was injured. Wotrker comp terminated me i have a pending care agaist them. I have to Apply for 10 full time jobs per week since March 2024. I am ethical in my job applications.

My Carrer has... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: I am eployed ny MWR and was injured and on workers comp. can they make me look ofr other jobs?

There lawyer (insurance) is haveing me look for 10 jobs a week. I am still seeing doctors pending a case

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison
answered on May 8, 2024

In a Georgia workers' compensation case, if an injured employee is out of work on either "no work" status or "light duty" work status, getting weekly wage replacement benefits, they typically don't have any obligation to look for a job. Insurers lie to hurt workers... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Ohio on
Q: Looking to find out which type of lawyer to contact. Not sure if I need a workers comp or employment lawyer.

I have an ongoing medical only workers comp claim. I'm trying to get wage recovery at the moment. But my biggest issue is that my hours were cut after the claim, and then after being on medical disability for a surgery unrelated to the workers comp claim I notified my employer I was cleared to... View More

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