I was hurt on 11/06/19, the dr took me off work on 12/03/19 after the MRI results came in showing I have a full thickness tear of my supraspinatus tendon in my left shoulder. My doctor requested surgery approval. I have not received the approval or TTD and it's been 30+ days. It was turned... Read more »
You can file a complaint with the Commissioner of the Department of Workers Claim for violations of the Unfair Claims Practice Act, for essentially failing to respond to a request timely. Unfortunately, the remedy is the Workers Compensation Board may fine the employer, but you do not receive the...Read more »
I had surgery but the dr said I need a knee replacement. FCE said sit down work only. How much can i expect feom a settlement and what is an acxeptable settlement. I was also let go the day after my surgery from an alleged incifent 3 weeks prior to the surgery.
Got hurt on the job in KY, am self-employed and insurance company paid me worker comp benefits for 2 year, a little over and one day after seeing a doctor they wanted me to see they just stopped paying me. Said I was at MMI. Are they able to do that without Judges order and am I able to recoup back... Read more »
Yes, the insurance company can stop paying TTD when you are found at MMI. But, the determination of MMI can be contested if your doctor believes you are not at MMI. If and when you are at MMI, however, you then become entitled to compensation for either permanent partial or permanent total...Read more »
I was injured at my job and have been off on Comp for 5 months and some change. I have been released to return to work. They are talking about demoting me from the position I was in to another. Can they do that or do they have to return me to my previous position before I got hurt?
Under the Kentucky Workers' Compensation Act, you are entitled to recover wages lost due to treatment for your work-related injuries. Depending on circumstances, you may also be entitled to reimbursement for mileage to and from treatment and/or evaluations. If you have further questions, feel...Read more »
Your employer is not required to accommodate restrictions related to a work injury. However, if they can not reasonably accommodate, then the workers' compensation insurance carrier would have to pay lost wages (temporary total disability) during the period you're not working because the...Read more »
My original orthopedic surgeon retired and my attorney and myself have tirelessly tried to contact my previous employers workers comp to arrange payment for a new care taker, but they never return any of our calls. My last visit to orthopedic surgeon was February of 2014. I have seen other doctors... Read more »
They denied my finance's referral for a doctor that may actually help & say he's reached 'maximum medical potential.' They claim there is nothing further a doctor could do, implying he is stuck with his injury the rest of his life. They have ended his pay and are referring... Read more »
Unfortunately, the worker's compensation system in most States limits care and is set up in the manner to save money rather than to provide reasonable and necessary care to injured workers. You need to speak to an attorney who will better advise you as to your rights, remedies, and...Read more »
It depends on whether the worker has returned to work and what workers compensation benefit being referred to. If you return to work, after receiving TTD benefits, and then are reduced in hours, you will probably not receive additional TTD benefits. Your medical and all other workers compensation...Read more »
This is my first time filing and had no idea how it worked. I received a registered letter from WC stating in CAPITAL letters that they "DID NOT" know that they were also paying me. If my employer pays for workers compensation, shouldn't I have to pay them back and not WC? I am... Read more »
Can anyone recommend a lawyer in the western Kentucky area with experience in Mine Safety and Health Administration cases? Specifically, MSHA cases involving civil or criminal penalties against mine employees such as lead men
If you mean defending, then your company should be paying defense costs. If you mean you suing, if you were hurt contact a member of the Kentucky Justice Assn who handles mine related claims--they give free consults.
I was injured twice to my left shoulder this past year. After the first injury I was placed on light duty. I received my normal hours. I started working a second job and was doing OK till the next injury. The company that I got injured at has reduced my hours and changed my availability. I could... Read more »
A case came out on this VERY recently that suggests the answer is no, or at least that they may still have to pay you TTD. I have not written anything on that case yet, but this is the closest thing I have on my site:...Read more »
If you want to work, you can. You just won't get TTD and that will start the statute of limitation running. Check this out for more information: http://www.lawrencelaws.com/faqs/do-i-have-to-go-back-to-work-when-the-insurance-company-tells-me-to/
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