Stuart Gregory Steingraber's answer Probably not because worker's comp awards are generally protected from creditor's claims. WC awards are intended to compensate a person injured on the job and not to pay the worker's debts.
Charles Candiano's answer You need to speak with a local Worker's Compensation attorney and take a copy of whatever document you signed. is simply not possible to intelligently comment further without reviewing the document that you signed.
Chase T Wilson's answer Worker's comp usually takes care of such things. I've never heard of an employer demanding you pay your work comp insurance while you're off work for a work related injury. Google worker's compensation attorneys in Indiana and give one a call. They'll know better than I do.
Chase T Wilson's answer In this case the employee would likely receive something from the doctor, assuming this is a work comp doctor, saying that he/she will need to be off work for a certain amount of time if the pain is too much. My recommendation in this situation would be to have the employee go back to the doctor to see if time off work is necessary. If the employee needs to take the muscle relaxer to get through the day, but it interferes with their ability to perform their duties then they likely need to be...
Chase T Wilson's answer Losing your job should not cost you your workers compensation benefits. Also, you should speak to an employment attorney about whether or not they can legally terminate you due to injuries sustained on the job.
Alexander Florian Steciuch's answer Yes, you should get an attorney immediately, preferably one familiar with personal injury in workplace settings. An attorney may be able to help negotiate you a better settlement than on your own. Only the attorney that you sit down with and receives all the facts can give you an accurate estimate as to how much you may be owed.
Nathaniel O Hubley's answer Normally, probably not. Most workers compensation matters can be resolved informally without an attorney. The system is set up to be self-governing. This means that the employer and its workers compensation carrier has specific obligations and must abide by those obligations. Now, if you get the feeling that you are being taken advantage of, then you should consult an attorney. If you think you are not being treated fairly, I would recommend getting an attorney. Most attorneys offer free...
Nathaniel O Hubley's answer Not likely. The accident that occurred outside work would not have arisen out of and in the course of your employment. A lot of times injured workers sustain aggravations to a pre-existing back problem. If the aggravation occurred at work (while lifting something, etc) then it would be covered. You also might be covered under the workers compensation act if you can establish that the repetitive nature of your job (repetitive lifting at work) caused your back injury. Contact a workers...
Timothy Coe's answer You should alert the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). As far as getting compensation, you would need to file a worker's compensation claim if you are injured and have to go to the hospital. If the employer fights the worker's compensation claim then you need to hire a lawyer because these cases get complicated.
Timothy J. Deffet's answer It is not clear what you are asking. Just because your company denies your claim does not mean that the judge has. You should consult an Indiana attorney immediately. Do not give an oral or written statement to the company or their representative until you contact an attorney. If you cannot find an Indiana attorney I could find you one. I am only licensed in Illinois. I hope you recover from your injuries quickly and are able to go back to work as soon as is possible.
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