I fell on the job due to negligence of a third party. I informed my boss immediately. He is asking me to wait until Monday to do anything about us. My tailbone and hips are excruciating. I can’t walk very well and going from standing to sitting and vice versa hurts so bad that I don’t want to.... Read more »
As a matter of practice, we always think that our clients should prioritize their medical treatment. Sometimes this means going against the wishes of a boss, or even a spouse, but at the end of the day, your health is paramount. Moreover, getting medical treatment sooner rather than later can...Read more »
This new injury is a new worker's compensation claim against your current employer. You need to file a Worker's Claim for Compensation form (your HR person has it) ASAP and advised whomever you're supposed to tell about this new injury. The old injury/fusion may come into play...Read more »
I am not working less hours. I was working as an auto technician and tore my rotator cuff. My restrictions are that I can not use that arm. I am awaiting surgery that is supposed to be scheduled. My employer is using me in a different position so that I do not have to... Read more »
I was injured on October 1st and went to the workers comp doctor. I did not miss any work, but was put on modified duty. A claim was filed with my employers insurance and they have been paying medical. I have not received an admission of liability or denial. Should I have received this? My... Read more »
They don't have to file an admission of liability or a notice of contest unless you have lost the equivalent of 3 days or three shifts from work. If you are working fewer hours as a result of your injury, for example, if the doctor's restrictions say you cannot work as many hours as you...Read more »
I would like to record my doctor visit, However I fear that if I tell the doctor I am recording he will change his tone and not show how he has been truly treating and talking to me. If I record the visit without notifying the doctor can I use it in court or do I have to notify the dr? My state is... Read more »
I injured my arm on Jan 8 1028. After 2 months of no improvement they finally did an MRI and found that I tore my extensor tendon and pulled it away from the bone. I saw the surgeon a week ago and he STILL has not even submitted the paperwork for surgery. Meanwhile I have continued to be in... Read more »
There is no rule about how long a doctor's office may take to request prior authorization. But, it definitely can take more than a week for the staff person to get the request to the insurance company. I suggest you call your doctor's office, ask to talk to the person who submits...Read more »
Stated it must be from a previous injury I had before current employment even though previous injury doctor has released me from treatment and this new injury is not related to the previous one. Should I call an attorney?
Yes. If the treating doc says you're faking it or your problems are completely from an earlier injury (and not because you aggravated it on your current job), it will be difficult without an attorney to get the insurance company to either begin paying benefits or continue to do so. Find an...Read more »
Your injury cannot be refused just because you might have had a part in causing it, but your benefits can be cut by 50% if your injury was because of you being intoxicated, refusing to use employer-provided safety equipment, or refusal to obey safety rules. But without knowing what your employer...Read more »
Was injured 8/9/17. Taken off work 9/26/17. Ins. Co admitted liability with breakdown of weekly pay and everything for TTD, but hasn't sent check. Adjuster keeps making excuses about where my checks are. It's 11/9/17 and I've gotten nothing! What can I do? I hired a lawyer, but... Read more »
Talk to your attorney again. Make sure he/she knows that you have not yet received your TTD benefits. The insurance company must pay TTD benefits every 2 weeks, or they could be penalized. Also, they will owe you 8% interest on TTD benefits that are paid late.
First you need to notify your employer in writing within 4 days of the injury. You can still report after the 4 days window, but penalties may apply (note: inability to report due to physical or mental impairment delays the 4 day reporting requirement until you...Read more »
Hello. I had an accedent in July which happened at my work place. I'm a bartender. I had a left hand laceration and needed to go to emergency immediately. After First Aid help I was transported to a hospital where I received a surgery. My doctor was absolutely defined that I should not do... Read more »
Based on your information it sounds like you did not submit any medical documentation with the workers' comp claim. Photographs are helpful, but you need a medical doctor to provide a written opinion/prognosis to establish a disability of any nature (temporary, permanent, partial or total...Read more »
Talk to an employment lawyer about the specifics of your case. Be warned, you will have an uphill battle counter your prior statement that the injury did not occur at work. There is case law that does protect employees who are forced to not report an injury in the workplace for fear of...Read more »
Contact an attorney that specializes in employment injuries. Assuming the employer was properly notified by you of the injury (usually 30 days), the employer improperly delayed in filing the claim (likely because the employer did not have disability insurance). You can always sue the employer in...Read more »
As long as you are an employee and were accidentally injured while doing your job, or you became sick from doing your job (asbestos related sickness, for instance), then yes, you may have a claim under workers' compensation laws.
Workperson compensation claims can be complex. I understand that lawyers cost money, but listen to your inner voice. If you feel like you are in over your head contact a lawyer. Some lawyers work on a lower fee basis (contingent, lowers fees, and potentially fixed fee). The internet is good for...Read more »
Boarding is often the most stressful and complicated part of the job. During boarding they are pressured to get flight out on time, if they fail to do this they can get written up. They have do a beverage service for first class, and do safety and security checks. They have to help passengers with... Read more »
It sounds odd to me, but it is partly defined by the scope of the employment contract. While Colorado does have basic employment protections, there are many exceptions and case-specific determinations which can change outcome. In other words, you will need to contact an employment lawyer directly...Read more »
I got hurt at work back in 2012 and they told me they weren't going to file it with workers comp. I had to pay for medical bills and everything out of pocket. I also lost a month of work due to the injury and healing. I wasn't able to afford the proper medical treatment for it so I... Read more »
In Colorado the statue of limitations for a workperson comp. claim is 2 years from injury. For personal injury, the statue of limitations is 3 years for motor vehicle claims and 2 years for all other claims. There is a remote possibility that specific facts of your case may delay the SoL. You will...Read more »
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