I was involved im a car accident over the weekend and I had to take off 1 day because I was in the emergency room. I am scheduled to work 4 days after the accident. I am a cashier at a grocery store so I’m doing about 5 hours of standing. I am currently in pain due to the accident I have lower... Read more »
It would certainly come up. It may bar some benefits. All worker's compensation settlements must ultimately be approved by the WCC. I would advise you to 1] not "settle" with your employer 2] promptly file a claim with the WCC 2] consult with an experienced WCC attorney, many of who...Read more »
My mother was injured at her work place in Maryland. Currently still seeing doctor and has a claim for wc. However, the new owner keeps making comments about her restrictions ordered from the doctor. New owner says that it is not her concern more or less and it's the old owners problem. But my... Read more »
The workers comp claim will not change substantially as the workers comp insurer will remain the same and have the same legal obligations. The issue to be concerned with is the employment relationship between your mother and the employer. An employer can take action that will affect your mothers...Read more »
I'm banging my head on the wall. My original lawyer that handled my case threw rating and settlement could no longer handle my case. I signed with a new lawyer a few years back never really needed him till lately when wc insurer is stirring over my medical treatment I got lifetime and they... Read more »
Clients have the absolute right to retain counsel of their choosing.
Sometimes a good lawyer will not be able to respond to contact right away but if repeated attempts to contact or discuss a case are not met with success a client might seek new counsel they are more comfortable with....Read more »
A business owner in Maryland generally has the option of either purchasing Workers Comp for themselves or waiving it. Naturally the business must provide workers comp for all its employees. Typically the LLC members are not true "employees." Any workers compensation carrier should...Read more »
Absolutely. If you doctor has placed you on an off-work status, or placed restrictions on your ability to work that make it impossible for you to do your job, or work your normal hours. If your question is can you get lost wages for the time you miss from work and spend going to therapy...Read more »
Consider hiring an attorney. We work on a contingency fee basis so there is no money out of pocket until money is recovered. The law requires the workers compensation insurer to pay you 2/3 of your lost wages for days missed from work. The first 3 days of absence are not paid unless you miss two...Read more »
Q1. A -No. Q2. A- No. Unasked question: A- Yes, you should immediately consult with a seasoned worker's compensation attorney. There is simply no way to value, or explore the nuances of your case in this type of format. Many such attorneys offer free initial meetings.
Absolutely. If a doctor has determined that you have sustained a permanent injury pursuant to AMA guidelines, you are entitled to a monetary award, based on a number of factors, including the degree or percentage of impairment. One of the factors a court would determine in setting your award is the...Read more »
The short answer is there are a lot of factors that play into this. The payments are for a temporary basis so not to last permanently. Depending on the severity of the injury, amount of treatment, what doctors are recomending, and other factors, an injured worker could conceivably be on ttd for...Read more »
Further information would be needed to accurately answer this question. I would suggest an in office consultation with a workers compensation attorney to better determine your rights. If you have an attorney then he or she should answer this for you.
You can sell your items but be sure to have your attorney let the workers compensation adjuster know about the sales. If you are receiving money for these items the adjuster may want to reduce the payments by what you are receiving from sales income you receive.
I have an order from the wcc for a temp. Partial dis.+ a perm. Part. Dis. Plus have filed penalties for them not refusing to open a claim. However there is still no action being taken by the company/ thier ins. Company to open a claim at all. What is the next step if they continue to refuse payment... Read more »
It does not appear that you are represented by counsel. The the fact that you are at this stage, with the various orders you indicated, but without any worker's compensation benefits to show for it, suggests to me that perhaps it is time to change that plan of action. Many WC lawyers offer...Read more »
Typically the first report of injury is filed by the employer and it starts the statute of limitations period. The injured worker is responsible to file the claim form c30. This should be done with a workers comp attorney so that it can be done properly and not cause issues in the future....Read more »
Person works as EMS professional and private medical transport full time at both jobs in MD. Person is injured lifting a patient at one job and is not authorized to lift anything heavy which means not allowed to work at either job. Workmen's comp insurance is claiming person can't get... Read more »
Unfortunately Maryland law does state what you have been told. There are however other means of recovering money which can be used to recouperate your losses. Industrial loss may be an argument worth making. Also, public safety employees are entitled to increased benefits at the time of...Read more »
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