Police officer hurt in line of duty, car accident. On Heart & Lung for two years. Removed from Heart & Lung and placed on admin leave and workmen's comp after Failed suicide attempt. My doctor said I could no longer be a police officer due to the accident. Sent for independent... View More
This is a complicated fact pattern, and you really should meet with a workers' compensation attorney in your area. From the limitted information available, you certainly appear to have a workers' compensation claim. You should know that taking the pension may reduce the amount you...View More
Was hurt at work, just some bruising, no breaks, no fractures. Plate and screws were rejecting within first hour after surgery. 2 months later, still with infected and now wide open surgical area, the hardware had to be removed or I was going to lose my foot and ankle. The plate and screws were... View More
Consult with experienced medical malpractice attorneys in the state where this occurred that do not handle work-comp. That way the attorneys will not be concerned with a conflict with work-comp doctors.
Medical malpractice means that a doctor violated the standard of care. A bad outcome...View More
I wear prescription glasses and had to wear a pair of safety glasses over top of the prescription glasses the safety glasses had a sharp edge on the bottom and kept ripping into my skin kept cutting in my skin I tried many different pairs of the safety glasses and they all did the same thing they... View More
A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It sounds like you may be working in an industrial, lab, or other setting where the glasses may be part of your safety gear in the course of your employment. If that's the case, it's possible you...View More
I am a phlebotomist and I hurt my thumb at work it is a contusion to the thumb with tendent injury that caused mild to severe carpal tunnel it has been a little over six months I have been working the whole time but on restrictions mainly no use of right hand now I m on a one pound weight limit... View More
You need to sit down with an attorney, preferably one certified as a specialist in workers compensation law, to talk about your options. When (and how) to settle a case is a crucial time in the case and should never be done without the advice and assistance of an experienced attorney. Settlement...View More
I'm on workers comp for 13 + months. I ve been told since July I was replaced in my job and being sent to night shift . My job was Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 3 pm. I've been there 32 years . I have never received any info on this from HR and nothing at all from my union. Emails were... View More
Sadly, workers' compensation does not provide you with any guarantee that you will be returned to the same shift or even the same job title as before your injury. However, if you fail to report to an offered position within your work restrictions it may result in a reduction or even...View More
Im applying for a job at 31.80$ an hour. After passing the interview and the day before orientation I notice on the website they had changed it online to 22$ a hour. If they try to change it when I go to orientation tomorrow can I sue?
I know about Third Party Suits but I think the machine manufacturer is no longer in business. The company I worked for rigged the machine to suit its manufacturing needs. I incurred 3 partial amputations on my fingers because the machine was not running properly and broke. In addition to this, I... View More
I was involved in a car accident on October 2020 in NY, I live in PA and did not hire an attorney because my insurance company said they would take full responsibility, the report said we were both at fault even though the driver cut me off on the opposite side and hit my driver side, I was... View More
The first answer is that you should immediately consult with an attorney about the facts specific to your case. You are asking for legal advice, but on these boards, we can only provide general legal information. From the facts you gave, I am unclear about your situation. Were you driving for...View More
Since you are out for a reason other than the work injury, you would not be entitled to payment of the full rate. However, assuming your restrictions and the availability of work has not changed, you should be entitled to continuation of the partial wage loss benefit that you were receiving.
My seasonal role turned permanent, then I was fired weeks after reporting a sexual & verbal harassment incident; I was demoted and reported to another department and had no idea until another employee mentioned it. My vehicle was vandalized on the companies property, my timecard was deactivated... View More
I am not sure what your question is, but clearly you have several issues. I would strongly suggest that you contact an employment law attorney in your area as soon as possible to explore whether or not you wish to move forward with the EEOC complaint. Furthermore, if you still have issues with...View More
If you are injured at work, your only remedy against your employer or a coworker would be through workers' compensation. If you are a sub-contractor, or if your employer does not have workers' compensation insurance, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against them...View More
Unfortunately, I cannot answer your question. I (and my firm) handle only PA workers' compensation cases. The question you are asking is not governed by workers' compensation laws, but by family law. I would suggest you post this on the Family Law practice area. Good luck!
I am expected to sign a C & R that does not include any amount paid to Medicare for the health costs for the direct result of assault. They take no responsibility for this. I understand they need to put this in somewhere on the C & R. They do not want to do this, they don't want... View More
I believe I responded to you before. It is up to you. You can sign the agreement and take the risk in regard to the medical issues, or you can try to renegotiate the terms. If unable to renegotiate the terms, you can move forward to decision and take the risk that you will lose. I would suggest...View More
I believe my lawyer, is settling for money, although the defendant denies I was hurt at work or they will /have paid any medical expenses. I have a clients information and a report filed on the date of my assault, their doctor wrote I could have received the chronic hematomo on that date. My... View More
Upon returning - we were required to disinfect all areas between patients with new disinfectants, masks and shields. By afternoon this had me vomiting violently. Sent home on many occasions suspected of infection. Occupational Medicine would not see me. I was consistently approved for time off... View More
That is indeed a complicated set of facts. It sounds like your doctor has indicated your condition is related to a work related chemical exposure. As such, this may be considered a work injury. If you have not already provided notice to your employer of a work injury, you have 120 days from the...View More
In regard to bullet point 4 only, assuming you reported the injury within 120 days, and a period of less than 3 years has past since the date of injury, you may still have a claim for workers' compensation benefits which may provide payment of medical as well as wage loss benefits despite your...View More
first I was told to go to an urgent care the following week even though my supervisor saw the incident happen and was not told to report it, paid out of pocket, then from there the doc report said it was WC said work but has to follow with occupational doc, never heard from WC until she called to... View More
Assuming your employer is not self insured and has actual insurance, the change in ownership will not change the carrier's obligation to make proper payment for an accepted claim. Whether or not this is an accepted claim is a different question. It sounds like the employer and possibly the...View More
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