I countered because I know what the offer should have been at a min due to info I shouldn't have seen between HR and the workers comp rep. Why such the delay in the counter when I informed them I know what the offer should have been as I saw that info.
You are being taken advantage of because you are not represented by an attorney. This is commonplace for unrepresented parties. As such, I recommend organizing all information relevant to this matter, and consulting with a worker's compensation attorney immediately. Many of us offer free...Read more »
If you are being paid what you were earning before the injury, probably not. On the other hand, an employer is not supposed to call you back to a non-existent job (such as paying you to sit and do nothing). Talk to your lawyer. If you don't have a lawyer, get one.
There are far too many variables in psychiatric cases to even attempt an answer to your question in this forum. It makes a difference whether you suffered a physical injury which is somehow connected with the psychiatric injury for example. You need to schedule an appointment with a competent...Read more »
It is possible, but the viability of your claims are dependent on very specific facts that are not provided, such as the nature of the fall, if warnings were present, and the knowledge of your employer to name a few. That said, I recommend organizing everything in your possession related to this...Read more »
I’m wanting to seek a lawyer because my leg was broken by a faulty robotic train which hit my train and jackknifed into my leg crushing it and causing multiple breaks and a compound fracture which I was also sent to the hospital in a cab and i work at John Deere as well
I am terribly sorry to hear this. Yes, you should absolutely talk with a lawyer, and you should do so as soon as possible. Do not make any recorded or written statements until you speak with an experienced attorney. Your injuries are very serious, and you need an attorney to ensure you take the...Read more »
As a practical matter, yes. For example, although I have only one employee I am required to carry workers' compensation insurance for her. Small family farms with a very limited number of employees are the only exception to the requirement of having workers' compensation insurance that comes to...Read more »
Without knowing the nature of your injury and the extent of your disability (if any) resulting from the injury, there is no way to answer your question. Also, as a general rule workers' compensation insurers do not voluntarily make offers to settle cases unless an attorney is negotiating for you. I...Read more »
He's aiming to eliminate the risk that you may find a lawyer to take the case who might be able to get you a larger settlement or award. Also, by settling with you he reduces his attorney fees to almost nothing and won't have to pay medical bills. It's called a "nuisance value" settlement, though...Read more »
After 5 months my lawyer says my case is still pending and I've yet to receive and salary compensation. I received a letter that was sent to the at fault persons insurance from my employer stating that they have paid me benefits and a lien will be placed on any settlement..that's fine except they... Read more »
Five months is longer than it should take for a WC insurer to accept or deny whether a case is compensable, especially a case involving a motor vehicle accident (unless there is a question as to whether the accident arose out and in the course of your employment). The letter sent to the other...Read more »
workers comp examiner denied my claim simply I have no doctor in USA to state that back injuries are due to nature of work? Employer terminated me when I filed claim with worker compensation. no job no insurance no doctor even to accept self pay patient to prove my case
If you're still working or able to work you are not eligible for Social Security disability, On the other hand, if your doctor agrees your work is one of the causes of your physical problems, tell your employer about your injury and how and when it occurred, then see a lawyer practicing in the...Read more »
Medicaid will Absolutely pay for any needed care through a Medicaid provider. If you had been represented by a competent attorney, initially, You would have recovered much more money or kept the medical open for the rest of your life.
And sending me my checks. But I was just wondering. Once I get cleared from my Dr to return to work without restrictions, am I eligible for a settlement? I was told I'm pretty much guaranteed a settlement once I'm cleared but others have told me I only get a settlement if I can't get cleared to do... Read more »
You are absolutely entitled to money but the insurance company has ABSOLUTELY NO OBLIGATION to OFFER it. It you cannot return to your former work and must accept a lower-paying job, you have a right to force the insurance company to pay you the difference between what you were earning and what you...Read more »
The attorney added his fee to increase the settlement offer.... On the paper the medical cost were blank.... But said in writing on the paper that medical cost would come to 2,800 and be paid out of the settlement.... Now my question is.. The attorney said that medical cost will come out of my... Read more »
There is more wrong than right. Unless you have extensive familiarity with Workers' Compensation (WC), you couldn't possibly know what your case is worth. Isn't that one reason why you hired the attorney - to tell you what the claim is worth. WC claims are NOT valued in dollars. They are valued...Read more »
I had surgery for the torn Achilles tendon, and when therapy began it was fine at first, then became sporadic, due to the insurance not approving it on time, and being unavailable when I called & left messages, and my calls were never returned. After I got approval to return to work, they ignored... Read more »
It sounds like you don't have a lawyer. Seriously, find a lawyer who practices in the field of workers' compensation immediately. He or she will run interference for you with the insurance company and may well be able to get them to approve your therapy. Even if not, he or she will know how to...Read more »
Your attorney will receive the check within 30 days (often 2 weeks) UNLESS you work for the County or CPS or some other entity that requires Board approval. e.g. It can take up to 12 weeks to get checks for employees of Cook County. Ask your attorney.
My wife was injured at work in 2017 and it was a workers comp issue. Over the last 2 months pain (from pinched nerve in neck) came back and cannot work. We are in the process of trying to reopen claim which is why IME is needed.
We had an employee make an awkward movement, but not fall, before a job was to commence at a client site. Kind of caught himself. He hasn't requested time off and doesn't want to file a workers' comp claim at this time. He went to a walk-in clinic after work twice over the past 8 days and it hasn't... Read more »
When in doubt, contact your workers' compensation insurance carrier and follow their advice. They'll have their own form for you to fill out, and if there is any lost time there is a government form they'll direct you to as well. Just a footnote: keep notes of the date, time and the conversation...Read more »
The Illinois workers' comp is also no fault. Broadly speaking, it means an employer cannot use an employee's negligence or carelessness as a defense to a workers' compensation case. There are rare exceptions, such as an employee who gets injured as the aggressor in a fight with another employee, an...Read more »
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