After about 9 months and a visit to an IME, surgery was scheduled. Unfortunately, surgery was not successful and I still suffer from a “Pinched” nerve. For some reason, doctor won’t say, surgery was not completed completed and the spine (L4, 5 and S1 was fused together, “as is”). I... Read more »
Fell on shoulder at work. Filed paperwork about injury but did not feel need for medical aid at the time. Have pain off and on for seven months. Want to see doctor and am told I waited too long and workmans comp will not pay the bill. Is this right?
The insurance company's perspective is that since you went without treatment for seven months you must not have suffered an injury needing treatment. In their eyes, the fact you need treatment for the first time seven months later indicates you suffered a re-injury that they are not responsible for...Read more »
We got a letter from the employer saying we needed to pay back $27k in two weeks. When we got his w-2's and mine , this pay was not reflected at all. We don't know what our right's are in this case. We don't pay much attention to our bank statements and just paid bills as usual and we don't have... Read more »
Whether you look at your bank statements or not is irrelevant. If your employer actually paid your husband $27,000 more than he was entitled, he will either have to give it back or will probably be sued by the employer.
Your attorney would be in the best position to clarify this issue based upon the exact terms of your retainer agreement. The specific time or trigger you ask about is a valid concern and you should pose it to your attorney, so that both of you are clear as to the threshold at which the attorney fee...Read more »
Absolutely! The doctor MUST explain how the need for surgery is related to the original injury.
For Illinois Workers' Compensation claims, you will ALWAYS cheat yourself if your do not hire experienced counsel. You will have someone to guide you through the process AND when it is time...Read more »
It depends. Temporary total disability (TTD) will be paid directly to you by the insurance company unless your employer is self-insured, in which case the employer may pay you directly. Medical benefits are typically paid directly to the medical provider. Permanent partial disability (PPD) and...Read more »
Doctors X-rays said inflammation arthritis 2 days off work then 6 days back to work landed me in ER cat scan showed 2 bulging discs. Boss has told me take as much time as needed and he can always find something for me to do at work. I have given my personal insurance for doctors and Er visits, not... Read more »
This is why you need an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney. You are entitled to be paid for every day you cannot work due to your injury or you earn less money because of restrictions. Back injuries are among the most debilitating. No matter what your boss says, if you need surgery and...Read more »
Workers' Compensation questions are before the Workers' Compensation Commission. YES, if you were overpaid, you can owe money. If this is the case, it is usually learned early-on. In that case, it can be deducted from the permanency. Discuss your claim with an experienced attorney in this area...Read more »
momentum forced arm up very hard, my office told me to call Workman Comp and go to the er, been to the dr twice already, no use of the arm, I have not been able to get medication for pain, different story every attempt, I was told that my case hasn't been accepted yet, how can this be right if I... Read more »
A workers' compensation insurer is allowed a limited time to review a case and determine whether to accept liability. If the facts are as clear as you say they are Iencourage you to contact a workers' compensation attorney ASAP.
It looks like you already identified the workers’ comp element in this matter. I don’t practice in Illinois, but if you were injured and are exploring your rights outside of workers’ comp, consult with an Illinois personal injury/product liability attorney regarding third-party cause(s) of...Read more »
Generally, a person gets 2/3 of their average weekly wage earned in the 52 weeks before the week in which the injury occurred while they are recovering from their injury, and 60% of their average weekly wage for each week of compensation they are entitled to for the permanent consequences of the...Read more »
If your husband is paid hourly, add the hours he worked in the 52 weeks before he was hurt and divide by the number of weeks he actually worked. That number is multiplied x his hourly rate to get his average weekly wage (AWW). His weekly benefit (TTD) is the AWW x .6667.
The impact of a disease on a workers' compensation injury can be complicated. Make sure the attorney handling your comp case is fully aware of the situation so he can handle it properly. If you don't have an attorney, you need to get one as quickly as possible.
Yes, it does. It is even better if you notify them via email or some other way that lets you prove later that you told them about the injury. They need to know (a)he's injured, (b)the general nature of his injury, (c)when it happened and (d)how his injury is connected to his work.
What you're probably running into is the normal confusion surrounding the sale of a business. It should make no overall difference to your case. If your employer had workers' compensation insurance in effect on the date of your accident, that insurance company continues to be responsible for your...Read more »
When should I expect a counter from them? I saw some documentation that I shouldn't have seen and informed workers comp adjusters to this. Which reflected her offer was $7000.00 less than what it should have been based on the information I shouldn't have seen. Will she counter the offer reflecting... Read more »
You may never receive a counter, as you will never be taken seriously unless you are represented by an attorney. This is a common tactic used by adjusters I see all the time when dealing with unrepresented parties. Do yourself a favor, and hire an attorney immediately. Do not make another...Read more »
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