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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Federal Crimes for California on
Q: Employer wants employee's medical info without medical release, is that legal?

Employer wants to know specific medical information about employee. Employer and employee have not consented into any release of medical information about employee? Is this a violation under HIPPA and california state law?

Nancy J. Wallace
Nancy J. Wallace answered on Sep 16, 2021

This is listed in WORKERS COMPENSATION so I'll have to presume there is an on-the-job-injury and the worker has placed her physical condition in issue requesting treatment and disability payments; when there is a WCAB Case Number, the subpena service can get those records because the injured... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation on
Q: I warn the company that my partner could not travel to work by bike alone. When she did she sufferes an accident..

Me and my partner work together in the same company and shift for 3 months. We travel from train and then bike until there. From the beginning i warned the company that she needed to travel accompanied because she doesn't ride that well. When there was a shift change we where not on the same... Read more »

Q: Workers compensation contract

I don't remember signing a workers compensation contract. And I didn't want to be under workers compensation. I got ran over by a garbage truck. One of the workers compensation clients must of came in and had me sign their contracts when I was at the hospital under the fluence when I was... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 9, 2021

I'm not certain what it was that you signed while hooked up to IVs in the hospital, but I'll address the personal injury aspect of your question, since you posted under that category. If you were injured in the course of your employment, it's possible you could have the basis for a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Government Contracts, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: Workers compensation contract

I don't remember signing a workers compensation contract. And I didn't want to be under workers compensation. I got ran over by a garbage truck. One of the workers compensation clients must of came in and had me sign their contracts when I was at the hospital under the fluence when I was... Read more »

Gregory C. Maaswinkel
Gregory C. Maaswinkel answered on Sep 10, 2021

There are not enough important details in your question to be able to get give you a good answer. For example, who owned the garbage truck? Who was driving the garbage truck? Where did this happen? You may actually have both a personal injury claim and a workers compensation claim. You should... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I would like to talk to A attorney It's about sewing a company that I'm with

I was checking out reviews from Angie list and home adviser and I've been waiting for a year and I've been here since things about them and I'm making leads that wasn't real and I'm out of a lot of money and I just want to know am I the only one

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 11, 2021

First, this is not Worker's Comp- WC deals with injuries at work. You should post in Employment law so the right attorneys see your post. You don't provide enough information to evaluate your situation. Is this a wage issue? Harassment? I suggest you should contact a local attorney to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: Injured on the job

I got injured on the job. Do I have to accept worker’s compensation or can I file a lawsuit?

Gregory C. Maaswinkel
Gregory C. Maaswinkel answered on Sep 8, 2021

In most instances your employer will have worker compensation immunity from law suit. However, there are certain but rare circumstance where you may be able to file a lawsuit against your employer. In some circumstances, you may be able to pursue both a worker compensation claim and a lawsuit... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: I want to know if I can do something since I came with a life plan for me and my daughter

A cleaning company brought me with a tourist visa to work for 700 dollars a week over time, I accepted and came to South Carolina, they paid me 11.50 an hour and they charged me rent and transportation, they offered to return the investment. of the tickets and they did not, they fired me from work... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Workers' Compensation, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: My friend lent his boss money, the boss picked a fight with him and fired him without paying him his money back.

There was no contract

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Sep 8, 2021

Your friend may sue for repayment of the loan, with the option for first having an attorney send a demand letter. If the verbal terms of agreement were that the loan should be re-paid within a time period that was a year or less, the verbal agreement is enforceable.

1 Answer | Asked in Appeals / Appellate Law, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation on
Q: do you represent american federal employees residing in europe?

i was wrongfully terminated. My case is now in the supreme court. I probably would have already won had I had a lawyer. I was unable to abtain a lawyer here.

The violating issues are:

termination, suspension, warning, Wrongful termination, denied accommodation, denied sick... Read more »

Katie Marie Charleston
Katie Marie Charleston answered on Sep 8, 2021

It is unclear whether your case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court or a foreign court. Either way, representation is encouraged. You can find appellate attorneys through a search on Justia to view their profiles and then contact them directly if you would like a consultation. Best of luck!

0 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Appeals / Appellate Law for Tennessee on
Q: What can I do about a breach In privacy Wrongfully deactivated

1st was as shopper for Instacart I ask why wife hadn’t received promo in x atm time and he gave me her payment information 2nd as a customer I had delivery drive call me on my personal number in which I never gave to her what can I do about this I have prooof of this as well

Says I... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New York on
Q: What if I want my WC attorney to file RFA-1 to raise some issue but he refuses? Can I do it myself? What is the WC Form?

I want some issues I consider important to be brought to the WCB Admin Judge's attention and have a Hearing on them but my Attorney disagrees and refuses to file RFA-1 to raise said issues. Can I do that on my own, "bypassing" my attorney? In other words, can a Claimant - who is not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: The Settlement of $20,000 means that we are paying $3480 of the Permanent Disability to your mom’s knee plus $16,520.

Please help me understand in simple terms? What money is she getting at the end

Ronald Mahurin
Ronald Mahurin answered on Sep 1, 2021

I regret to say that your question cannot be answered without more information. The obvious explanation is that defendants are paying a remainder of permanent disability in a lump sum of $3480 and about $16,000 to close out future medical treatment, but again I cannot say without more information.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Q: Negotiated a WC settlement through mediation to include self-administration of Medicare set-aside. Recd letter from atty

today, that they refuse to be part of a settlement where I would self-administer the set aside. They said they would put a lien on the settlement and I could deal directly with opposing counsel. Is this for real?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Sep 2, 2021

If you hired an attorney and they were working on things for you then you have an agreement with them. In which you most likely signed something saying they get paid and if not they file a lien. So it is probably for real. You need to contact them to discuss things directly.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Oklahoma on
Q: I was asked to resign from my child advocate position while trying to get diagnosis from doctor. What should I do?

I covered my boss' position while she was gone for surgery during all of May. Then required to have childrens' Summer camp inside group room that had been flooded and water standing in it for over a week. There is a sewage cap just outside the main entrance door that stays under water... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation and Health Care Law for Massachusetts on
Q: If many former employees are suing the administrator of my job and it's a valid case if I join in would I be fired?

The administrator had us working with no PPE and we all got covid. I still work at the place but people are suing the company. Would I be fired if I joined the lawsuit.

Michael Brevda
Michael Brevda answered on Aug 29, 2021

This is a Workers Compensation question. My specialty is nursing home abuse litigation. Since you were injured in the course and scope of your employment, seek out a Work Comp lawyer. Best of luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: I was injured in 2018. Tore my gastrocnemius and soleus muscle in my calf, as well as nerve and vein injury.

Was told I had permanent nerve damage. Muscle re-tore at work in 2019. Last spring (21)Was told nothing can be done. I have received no reports on medical closure, but just got a check of $19,650. The statement stated 20% for 45 weeks for partial permanent disability. This does not sound correct... Read more »

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison answered on Aug 29, 2021

I'm sorry to hear that you got hurt at work, and even more sorry that it's a permanent injury. From your description, it sounds like you have at least one accepted workers' compensation claim. Work comp claims typically involve three kinds of benefits (think of it as three buckets... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on
Q: While married you have a workers comp monthly payment. You then separate from your spouse and then are awarded a lump

settlement for future earnings. Is your spouse entitled to this lump settlement?

Glenn Neiman
Glenn Neiman answered on Aug 26, 2021

Unfortunately, I cannot answer your question. I (and my firm) handle only PA workers' compensation cases. The question you are asking is not governed by workers' compensation laws, but by family law. I would suggest you post this on the Family Law practice area. Good luck!

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