I reported chest pains while at work to the Lead and supervisor and no emergency assistance was provided even though management was aware of the fact that I have a cardiac history. I had a major heart attack and unable to return to work for 2 years now. This will cause me to take early retirement.... Read more »
I'm sorry for your troubles and the way you were treated.
To answer your question I do not believe there is anything you can do at this point because the employer has immunity, unless you dies as a result of "gross negligence". Failure to render assistance could rise to gross negligence...Read more »
In a contingent fee case, the attorney is generally paid either from the settlement or from the award at trial. If the matter goes to trial and no compensation is awarded, then the attorney would not be paid attorney fees, although the client might still be responsible for some court costs (expert...Read more »
Yes. Although taking that action may lower your chances of getting a settlement agreement. A mediation is just a negotiation. Consult and experience Worker’s Compensation attorney to come up with the best strategy for your settlement negotiation.
This is a question to ask the lawyer handling your workers' compensation appeal. He or she may be aware of circumstances that determine the answer. As strangers to your case we don't have access to those facts.
I slipped and hit my head at my place of employment but was not on the clock. ER diagnosed me with a concussion and whiplash. I've been off work since Nov. 8th. My employer said her insurance doesnt cover missed wages.
You should consult a worker's compensation lawyer to see if you have a worker's compensation claim even though you were not on the clock. Secondly, if you fell because of the employer's negligence, the employer's liability insurance would potentially be responsible for lost earnings. However, you...Read more »
I was let go due to attendance while on probation I was out for approximately 10days due to an illness I have doctor's notes when I returned to work I had a modified work letter but was denied work and was let go due to attendance my modified work letter states that if employer can not accommodate... Read more »
Far more would have to be learned about your situation to know if there is a violation of the law by this employer. There are conceivable circumstances that would make the employer's actions here lawful or unlawful. The nature of your illness, the timing and content of communications with the...Read more »
I injured my back at work nearly a year ago. At the time, I thought it was minor, so I didn't report it or seek medical attention. However, months later, it is still causing pain and limiting my activities at and outside of work. I realize in hindsight that it was more severe than I had originally... Read more »
You have one year from the date of the injury to file a claim at the Industrial Commission of Arizona (ICA). You can still do that if you are actually less than 365 days out. The more serious problem from your message is that you did not report the incident or what you thought might be an injury,...Read more »
The carrier wants to verify your income and establish that you did in fact work for a specific employer. The easiest way to do this is to provide a copy of your employer's W2. It is very common in workers' compensation.
You should really consider reaching out to a lawyer sooner rather than later, as WC claims can be very tricky, and the chances of a more favorable recovery go up dramatically with a lawyer. The calculations are based on statute, but the ultimate determination as to a possible award hinges on...Read more »
You should have received a list of doctors to pick from in regard to your treatment. If you did not receive this list, you are free to see a doctor of your own choosing. I would suggest that you contact a local workers' compensation lawyer to discuss the specifics of your case and the options...Read more »
Most DWC 73s are turned in without the patient's signature. I would agree you should be physically examined in most cases. I would ask you to speak to your doctor. Workers' comp does have a formal process to file complaints that is on-line. It's called the division of compliance and practices. When...Read more »
when I was terminated. I was not on medical leave when the termination happened. I was at work. That is why I'm concerned about going forward with the surgery. Florida is a right to work state, and an employee can be terminated with or without cause. In my case it was without cause. But, that's a... Read more »
Well certainly if the termination is retaliatory it would be unlawful and depending upon facts there may be numerous other laws at issue, so again I encourage you to get your situation reviewed by counsel and you may as well contact me if you choose
I'm sorry for your ordeal here, both in terms of your catastrophic injury and the treatment-related issues that followed. Your question has not been picked up for four weeks. You don't need anyone to tell you that you should speak with a workers' comp attorney on these issues; you probably already...Read more »
for authorization. While waiting for the authorization I was let go from my job. I just received notice from the doctor's office that the authorization had been approved. And they wanted to move forward with the surgery. Am I still allowed to proceed with the surgery? I don't want to be hit with a... Read more »
If the workers compensation carrier has authorized the surgery, and you have not received any notice of denial of benefits, then yes of course the carrier should be paying 100% for all medical treatment and the surgery. The fact that you were let go, assuming because you could not return to work...Read more »
I started working for a person as a dispatcher. It's been 6 months and she is now saying I was an "independent contractor" which was never discussed. She has yet to pay me what is still owed. She also has done this to another lady as well stating that the other lady is an "independent contractor".... Read more »
The injury happened at work and was being looked at by a Doctor through worker's comp and then he discharged me saying there was nothing else he can do for me so now I got a worker's comp lawyer and went to another Doctor only to be ridiculed by him saying that I was over weight and that my back... Read more »
I fell on the job due to negligence of a third party. I informed my boss immediately. He is asking me to wait until Monday to do anything about us. My tailbone and hips are excruciating. I can’t walk very well and going from standing to sitting and vice versa hurts so bad that I don’t want to.... Read more »
As a matter of practice, we always think that our clients should prioritize their medical treatment. Sometimes this means going against the wishes of a boss, or even a spouse, but at the end of the day, your health is paramount. Moreover, getting medical treatment sooner rather than later can...Read more »
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