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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on
Q: I am wondering if I'm a victim of employment retaliation or breach of confidentiality.

I'm on workers comp for 13 + months. I ve been told since July I was replaced in my job and being sent to night shift . My job was Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 3 pm. I've been there 32 years . I have never received any info on this from HR and nothing at all from my union. Emails were... Read more »

Timothy Belt
Timothy Belt
answered on Nov 13, 2022

Sadly, workers' compensation does not provide you with any guarantee that you will be returned to the same shift or even the same job title as before your injury. However, if you fail to report to an offered position within your work restrictions it may result in a reduction or even... Read more »

Q: If I quit my job due to an increasing mental health problem caused by it directly can I apply for unemployment in CA?

I got attacked by a customer physically mid-June and the symptoms of a trauma-stress disorder hit me mid-July very hard. (I already previously had chronic Generalized Anxiety and Severe Depression so I think those compounded with this newfound ptsd and I'm a wreck) I am currently in such bad... Read more »

Adam Stoddard
Adam Stoddard
answered on Nov 10, 2022

You should go to the EDD's website. They list the requirements to apply. One of the requirements is that you are unemployed through no fault of your own. Quitting your job would obviously be due to your personal decisions. You may want to consult a medical professional to see whether you... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I had to release/dismiss my attorney, What now?

I found an attorney from a referral list on line. Turns out, their offices are in Southern California, I'm in Northern California. They assured me the geography wouldn't be a problem. It was, from the very beginning. For example: they kept forgetting I was in Nor. Cal. I even bought a... Read more »

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Nov 8, 2022

We are in so cal and represent many in NorCal. It’s the firm you choose, not any other issue from what your describing.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: 3 hour QME appt, 60+ page report. DA objected. Doctor reversed entire opinion in 8 minute deposition, what now?

My QME appointment was very thorough, almost 3.5 hours. The doctor's report nearly 70 pages, referencing medical journals and other studies and publications, etc. The report was very much in my favor. The defense attorney filed motion to depose the examiner. The deposition lasted 8 minutes... Read more »

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Nov 8, 2022

Talk to your attorney about this as he or she has the facts, we do not. If you don’t have an attorney then I can understand why you got screwed. Lesson learned; never go it along when fighting an insurance company for benefits

0 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Employment Discrimination on
Q: I was let go from a major global fast-food chain within 4 hours of whistleblowing to their corporate phone line.

The phone line was prominently posted on the wall for employees to use anonymously.

Within 4 hours, I was approached and confronted with the knowledge of my apparently anonymous call, and fired without notice. I did not follow-up with legal consultation of any kind.

The district... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Civil Litigation and Municipal Law for New Jersey on
Q: Personal Injury Lawsuit, filed in the wrong County, can I get it tossed out?

Hello, I have a personal injury lawsuit on my hands due to someone falling on my property and having injury due to them not following my walk way and cutting across my property/lawn while working for a Big company. The Case was filed in Superior Court; Civil Division, but in the wrong County.... Read more »

H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.
answered on Nov 7, 2022

Yes if you have a lawyer you should definitely advise him of this fact.

0 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Tennessee on
Q: Can my bosses give my job away while on workman's comp?

I sustained an injury in May of 21 and have recently had surgery. I've been out for about two months on workman's comp ,I was just informed today by my co-workers that they are training someone else to take my job andmove me to a differentlocation when i can return,can they do that? I'm in Tennessee

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Texas on
Q: In Texas,on the job injury,must a ua be taken within 8 hours of the injury,for the rebuttable presumption ?
S. Michael Graham
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S. Michael Graham
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.

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I just got out of the hospital due to work related injuries, my boss contacted me the next day to wok .can he do that

He’s not letting me fully recover, and telling me if I don’t show up to work, he will fired me…

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Nov 1, 2022

yes he can do that, but it may violate your rights under the law. you should consult an experience work comp attorney who can assist you with your claim from beginning to successful settlement when your treatment is concluded.

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Georgia on
Q: I fell off step ladder at work in March of this year and broke my hip had to have surgery. Offer me 13,000 bills 120,000

My lawyer and they went to my first hearing and she had not sent over my hospital bills and doctor bills that my personal insurance had paid for to workman's comp so I need to see about what I can do about terminating or getting another lawyer that might be interested in my case thank you

Tristan Blain Morrison
Tristan Blain Morrison
answered on Oct 31, 2022

I'm sorry to hear that you are hurt and that your attorney is not doing a good job for you. Please give us a call at 404-800-5297, and we can discuss whether we want to work together. We look forward to hearing from you.

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I’ve recently passed out at work due safety and health reasons, that my boss put me in, boss refused to give me hr dept

If I can’t get a hold of hr dept who can I talk to

Nancy J. Wallace
Nancy J. Wallace
answered on Oct 31, 2022

Give up on 'chatting' and put the words in writing and fax them to the office; keep a copy of the fax transmission report. When you have such an unprofessional institution you really need to put everything in writing, and immediately. I'll be the company's fax number is on... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: I'm a federal employee who was hurt on a federal job during work hours are there any attorneys that deals with the Depar

The Department of Labor I find it hard to find attorney to handles with them

Eric Todd Kirk
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answered on Oct 28, 2022

You need a lawyer who handles federal workers' compensation claims. YOu can use the find an attorney service on the site to locate one. Best of luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for South Carolina on
Q: I am a injured worker forced to move across country.they do not have a MPN Doctor Network back here. I have a Severe inj

I have A Severe Spinal Injury. My Employer has No Mpn Network back here. How can I obtain help back here. I have Multiple Injuries.

Carole Jean Hayes
Carole Jean Hayes
answered on Oct 26, 2022

There are many facts that are needed in order to provide you with some clarification. Does your employer have 4 or more employees? This is one of the first hurdles to which we would need an answer. Can you please post more facts??

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for North Carolina on
Q: Hello. I recently moved to NC but need an attorney for a workmans comp case in previous state

Do I need to get one from my previous state? Thanks

Bobby Bollinger Jr
Bobby Bollinger Jr
answered on Oct 21, 2022

Yes, you do. Each state has its own state-specific workers’ comp laws and procedures. If you need a referral, contact me directly.

Bob Bollinger, Charlotte NC

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Civil Rights for Florida on
Q: How does a teacher protect themselves legally from continual physical threats from a teenage student.

I have filed formal complaints with the administration and the administration simply does not respond - Yet, continues to place me in harms way wth duties that bring me in contact with this volatile student. who know feels empowered to really intimidate and harass me every chance she gets

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
answered on Oct 24, 2022

File a complaint with the department of education.

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