The accident was at work and basically a 1 ton chain hoist and metal plate broke free hitting me in the head causing a catastrophic head injury. I was asked if we could just pay medical bills out of pocket, now that I’ve been out of work I need that money to stay afloat, I have migraines so bad... Read more »
No, you are not disqualified from getting workers comp for the reason you stated alone. In order to best understand your rights and responsibilities, and get guidance through the process, hire an experienced workers comp attorney to evaluate and help you with your case. Don’t try to handle this...Read more »
Do you have a lawyer representing you? That's the way to give yourself the best chance of success at a mediation and to ensure you get the best value for your settlement. To answer your question, not having a history of injury to the body part you injured at work is definitely better than the...Read more »
My husband has been diagnosed permanently mentally and physically disabled. Now the wc attorney and insurers want to have him reevaluated by doctors hundreds of miles away. They have threatened to stop benefits if he doesn’t go to these appointments. This is a South Carolina case.
Yes - benefits can be suspended for all sorts of reasons that don’t make a lot of sense if you aren’t an expert in this area. WC won’t stop trying to save money on your husband’s case. Best to consult with an experienced lawyer so you can know what your rights and responsibilities actually are.
Can a rehab case manager send my medical records at will to any facility as she wishes? My records were sent to a rehab facility without a signed WC207, ATP had not authorized nor recommended the facility, and I never went to this facility, dates and facts are in writing. This was just one of... Read more »
Unfortunately, the answer is yes based on what you’ve written here. There’s an entire team essentially working against your best interest in the name of saving money. Get an experienced workers comp attorney on your team so you can know your rights and options. Otherwise they will just keep...Read more »
I slipped while working and my knee popped I torn my ACL and meniscus. WC is paying lost wages and medical bills though the lost wages are taking to long to arrive and the Doctor appointments takes more than month. I don't like to fight i just want to know what is fair
physician has sent me to a specialist. the Specialist advise they do not give work excuse and to go to my primary dr.again, i have proper notation from my dr. of excuse from work. W.C. claim rep says they need it from specialist. i feel they are trying to not pay as it relates to my time out of... Read more »
Okay. So my boss cussed me out yesterday and sent me home and gave me two days off. The “reason” for this is because I cleaned a room, as I am a housekeeper and the vacuum that was provided by the job wasn’t working. I stated this to my boss. Upon inspecting my room, she started yelling at me... Read more »
Unfortunately there’s no anti-bullying law. There’s no law that says your employer has to be nice with you and there’s no law that says being mean and nasty is actionable. However when there are specific violations of the minimum-wage or overtime laws changing an editing cards and there’s a...Read more »
Short answer: it's more complicated than that. A lot of terms referring to employment status that are thrown around are sometimes used interchangeably or incorrectly. There must be an employment relationship in order for the worker to qualify for WC benefits, and that is a legal question. In...Read more »
Yes you can. FMLA doesn’t pay benefits like workers comp, it just protects your jon for a limited time while you’re out. Don’t let the employer fool you into choosing one or the other. That’s not how it’s supposed to work.
You can only reopen an injury case if you immediately appeal the dismissal and can show clear error on the Court's part. "New evidence" doesn't allow the civil case to be reopened. But why not consult a member of the Ga Trial Lawyers Assn--they give free consults.
The answer is "it depends". More detail would be needed to determine if it's a valid claim. But in general, workers comp pays for medical treatment and income replacement under certain circumstances. It's best to consult with an attorney to know your rights.
I have work restrictions and job cannot accommodate. what happens with workers comp? I have been given non FMLA paperwork to fill out to give to my doctor and ask to request for leave contingent leave or authorized. I'm very confused. Will my benefits restart until I am return to full Duty
This part of your worker’s compensation claim can get tricky. Worker’s comp should pay benefits if your work restrictions cannot be accommodated, but that’s rarely what happens. Best to consult with a worker’s comp lawyer to fully understand your rights and responsibilities before moving...Read more »
In the fall I hurt my back. For 9 years the pain just kept getting worse. I ended up having surgery in Nov.2017. I am still out of work to this day and in jeopardy of losing my job. After the accident they gave me a office job, and I pretty much made my own hours. I'm guessing this was to pacify me.
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