Is it legal for workers comp adjuster to have you do mediation and sign papers right after anesthesia? Is it legal for an attorney to have you sign papers while heavily medicated? Is it legal for an attorney to threaten your career and tell you not to go to trial because the big company will eat... Read more »
You really need to discuss this situation with a Louisiana attorney because it is fact-intensive, but your post remains open for three weeks. You raise a number of compelling issues that go to the matter of whether you had full capacity when you signed. The only way to demonstrate the validity of...Read more »
I am a package handler at Ups and while picking up a package from off of the ground a heavy package came down the belt and struck me in the back of the head. It initially made me dizzy, but i tried to shake it off and continue back to work. The next I went back to work and I had a slight headache... Read more »
I hope you're doing better since the accident. Instead of guessing about what WC provides in terms of benefits, why not contact a workers' comp attorney. Many offer free initial consults and they could outline your rights, benefits, and applicable timelines you need to be concerned with. That way...Read more »
I had a co worker try to choke me which lead to us wrestling. I was then told I’d be terminated based on a 0 violence policy so I asked if I could resign instead so this wouldn’t be on my employee record but I reported the coworker aggressive behavior 3x prior on 3 separate occasions and asked... Read more »
If you were injured at work, your best option is to consult with an experienced Workers Compensation attorney. You may be entitled to recover loss wages and more. There are some firms, including myself, who offer free consultations and will meet with you and answer any questions you may have.
I’m extreme pain w back injury. CT showed 4 fractures in spine. Adjuster is taking a week between each step of scheduling md appts, MRI, etc. still no treatment plan. It’s been 3 weeks and no plan. Fractures will heal deformed and ability to return to work is decreasing. Was supposed to have a... Read more »
You should call and speak with an attorney that handles worker's compensation matters. Give me a call, and I'll be happy to discuss the matter with you further. By the way, Nurse Case Managers aren't there to help you; their job is to help the insurance company.
While on her way she was involved in a motor vehicle accident. She was not at fault. Maci suffered soft tissue injuries. Did Maci suffer a compensable injury pursuant to Louisian Workers comp guidelines? Why or why not?
Generally, someone is not entitled to worker's compensation benefits if injured traveling to or from work. While there are some exceptions to the rule, your scenario does not appear to apply to any of them.
It is possible. If surgery is the only reasonable option, then the Workers Compensation Commission may order you to have the surgery. However, if there are other more conservative options, then you may not have to do this. You can contact me or another experienced Virginia Workers Compensation...Read more »
Worker's comp settlements have to be approved by the worker's compensation judge. Settlement funds have to be paid within 30 days of approval of the settlement. However, indemnity benefits usually are payable until the settlement is approved.
This is a workers comp case in Louisiana and I don’t know what to do. I feel I should not work because the doctor orders state no work. I let the owner know and she told me I had to cover my shift tonight because she didn’t have anyone else too. I feel like she is trying to make me feel... Read more »
Every Office of Worker's Comp in Louisiana has a mediator on staff whose services are available free of charge. You can certainly ask your attorney to propose mediation with the employer or its w/c carrier. Keep in mind that an employer does not have to settle a worker's compensation case, and a...Read more »
You would have to have proof of the extra payments to show worker's compensation. Of course, there's the possibility of your incriminating yourself, if you weren't paying taxes on the extra money you were receiving.
A client was on monthly cycle scratched herself when I went to clean she sunk her nails in my skin now I suffer from MRSA. I never had problems before she started scratching now I get infections in my eyes, neck, nose, a culture was done came back as MRSA. I am in medical field and I have missed a... Read more »
Contact an attorney who handles workers compensation. Its possible this could also be what is called an occupational disease claim. You may have short term disability at work and want to check that out.
You have a worker's compensation to pursue. Typically, fault does not matter on worker's compensation cases. Louisiana has some fairly strict procedures and timing requirements. Do not wait any longer to consult with a local attorney. Hopefully, the employer carried the required worker's...Read more »
I'm not a Louisiana licensed lawyer, so you will need to consult with a lawyer licensed by the Louisiana bar to see if they would have concurrent jurisdiction over your claim. If you were hired or recruited in Texas then Texas will have jurisdiction. You can file your claim in Texas, and you can...Read more »
I'm starting a home improvement LLC. To register with the state licensing board for contractors I need proof of at least $100,000 in liability insurance and workers compensation insurance in accordance with title 23 of LA revised statutes of 1950. I need to know what that entails for when I apply... Read more »
The state licensing board wants to see that you are qualified (its test requirement) and have some, limited assets - including the financial starting funds and insurance policies -- to protect not only any workers that you hire (or that are uninsured), but also any third person that might be harmed...Read more »
Depends on your state's law regarding "bad faith" . Contact a member of the Louisiana Assn for Justice who handles insurance bad faith. In the meantime be sure they put the reason for their denial in writing.
Each state has their own law. You should contact a California attorney. In some states it is a good idea to file a new case on the aggravation and then consolidate the current case if one is filed. I only practice in Illinois. You should contact a LA attorney immediately because statute of...Read more »
If you are on WC benefits, then obtaining a light duty job would reduce these benefits. You should check with a lawyer in your state to see if this would be the case in your state. I have practiced WC law in Virginia for 35 years.
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