I work for Fedex and got hurt. My boss told me I wouldn’t ha e my route back when I returned and that makes me not want too. Before I got hurt I also told my supervisor that I was going to become part time in the future. With him knowing this I formation I believe it won’t hurt my claim when I... Read more »
The answer to this question is very fact specific. You've given a good bit of information but there are more details necessary to provide an answer. If you have a lawyer, you should discuss this with your lawyer. If you are not represented, you should consult with an experienced South Carolina...Read more »
I tore my meniscus last year and had surgery. I received workers compensation during my time out of work while I healed/rehab. I returned to work and was working full time for 9-10 months. I had complications and needed a second surgery this year to clean up some more torn meniscus. I am out again... Read more »
I reside in SC( my old company has a location here) Although I work for the USPS... can they Workman comp case lawyer for my old employer set me up here in Sc for treatment.. my New Jersey lawyer said I’d have to go back & forth??? Help time is ticking & pain is still here
I'm guessing you had a NJ workers' comp claim, since you had a NJ lawyer. If you had a NJ workers' comp claim, the answer to your question depends on NJ workers' comp law. As a SC lawyer, I can't advise you on NJ law and I have no idea if your lawyer is correct that you have to travel back and...Read more »
He was sent a letter from his lawyer stating he would receive a settlement check in 3-4 weeks. It is going on 9 weeks and now emails and calls to the lawyer are unanswered. What do we do now? He thought he did the right thing hiring a lawyer but now he feels as if he is being avoided. Where do we... Read more »
It can take anywhere from a few days to a month. I am not sure what is taking 2 months....it certainly could happen. Obviously, you need to talk to your attorney. I am sure if you call your attorneys' office and let them know that you are "confused" about where your money is, you will get a...Read more »
An incident report but I wasn’t told to go to a specific emergency room and I also talked to my boss upon entering the er and afterwards I was out of work for about a week but upon returning I found out the er I went to wasn’t part of their workers comp and they used my accumulated sick time to... Read more »
Generally, when you injure yourself while working, you are entitled to 66% of your average weekly wages if you miss more than 7 days. The insurance company is also responsible for directing and payment of your causally-related medical treatment. If you had to go to the ER immediately after given...Read more »
He had a review in front of a commissioner in September 2017 which suggest to him to have another evaluation by an orthopedic doctor which was in the room maybe 5 or 10 minutes and said he was fine. the set up another review with another commissioner over the phone. He felt like he had go agree... Read more »
You really do need to get an attorney. Whatever money you have been offered by insurance company will be yours without an attorney fee. The attorney is entitled to 1/3 of anything over and above what you have already been offered. So, that having been said, why don't you just call one of us on...Read more »
On another job site that my employer has a contract with to do a collection and was injured. By law my job is not required to carry worker's comp because there are less then 4 employees. Can this be a personal injury since i wasn't at my job site?
Short answer: If you were hurt while working for your employer and you were helping him do his work at simply another location per direction , you are covered by the Workers Comp Act. You will most probably need a lawyer because they will probably deny given the facts.
I cannot tell exactly what is going on via your post. Generally, if you are on light duty restrictions per an authorized, treating physician, you are entitled to weekly benefits. It does not matter if the plant closed down as the insurance company is on the hook for your entire claim. I would...Read more »
I was considering compensation lawyer until I was told that I would not get a big settlement for a meniscus knee injury is that true or false by the time the lawyer gets paid and I get my settlement money it will be a waste of time to have gotten a lawyer and it was better off going through a... Read more »
If patient attacked me and injured my back in 2007. I filed workers comp for it then In 2017 I had a major fall at work which torn my meniscus reinjured my lower back and sprung my ankle. Could my back still be included in my workers comp settlement? I done had knee surgery just want to know how... Read more »
Generally, yes. You can include a re-injury in your new claim. Pursuing benefits for a re-injury can be a little tricky so you should consider having representation on your claim. A free consultation is a good place to start. I encourage you to reach out soon to have have a conversation with an...Read more »
Unfortunately he works in south carolina alone and is wanting to get the surgery here, or have someone help do daily task at his home in south Carolina. He prefers treatment down here in texas as he can be with family and not alone during his time of need. Is there anything we can do?
Sorry to hear of your injuries. Much more information is required to answer your question. Your best first course of action is to take advantage of a free consultation with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer. I notice you reside in NC but the question is posted to SC workers...Read more »
Another person is allowed in the exam room only if you permit it. You are NOT required to permit your employer to accompany you in to the exam room. You have a right to a private exam. If you objected and the doctor let the employer in anyway, that would be a HIPPA privacy violation. If you did...Read more »
As part of my workman's compensation I was to receive physical therapy. I worked until I couldn't take it anymore and they fired me in October 2017. I need to find out if I can hire a lawyer, even though they closed the case and I continued to work because I needed to work to make ends meat.
Yes, you should be able to hire a lawyer. You have 2 years from your date of injury to bring a claim. If by "closed" you mean the insurance company closed their file, that is not the same thing as a case actually closing. Insurance companies often say the case is "closed" when what they mean is...Read more »
a nerosurgen and had a M.R.I. and was told I had a heniated disk. Sedgwick said I had to see there surgen but they have still not gotten me an appointment.today is 12/15 .I have called them 20 times they will not call me back.There doctor said only sedgwick can make the appointment.what can i do
You need an experienced workers compensation lawyer. Please reach out to one of us soon. The insurance company will likely keep dragging their feet so you need someone helping you who has experience with how the system works. A herniated disc is a serious injury. You don't want to continue to...Read more »
Generally, traveling to and from work is not considered to be within the course and scope of employment. However, there are some exceptions. It really depends on the facts, so your best way to get an answer to this is to call an experienced workers' compensation attorney for a free consultation.
If you have a South Carolina claim, moving will generally not affect your rights under your claim. You are entitled to continued treatment and benefits. However, logistically, things can become a little complicated. Because the insurance company continues to control your treatment, they will...Read more »
No, that does not sound right. If Sedgwick is going to pay the bill, they are going to chose the doctor. If you see your own doctor, it is unlikely that Sedgwick will pay the bill. In order for the visit or treatment to be covered, it has to be authorized in advance by Sedgwick. If the visit is...Read more »
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