Workers' Compensation Questions & Answers by State

Workers' Compensation Questions & Answers

Q: I wrk 2 jobs, hurt foot on 2nd job, I sit at 1st job. Is it mandatory w/comp use pay stubs at 1st job to determine wage

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Arizona on Aug 27, 2015

Answered on Aug 28, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
There aren\'t a lot of lawyers on this site answering Arizona worker\'s comp questions. You can use the Find a Lawyer tool to look for lawyers.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the...

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Q: How much is an ankle/ foot work related injury worth? I have been off work since 1/24/14.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on Aug 21, 2015

Answered on Aug 27, 2015

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Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer
You need to consult a workers\' compensation attorney immediately. There are a number of rights that the insurance company may be violating. As for the value of the case, an attorney will need to send you to a doctor for another ime. THis should not be set up by the insurance company. The ime which is performed will determine the true value of the case. Also your wages, job status, and future treatment will all play a value of the case. It is not a good idea to settle until atleast...

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Q: I work 2 jobs I was out of work from getting hurt on one and was returned to work light duty but employer was unable to

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for New Jersey on Jul 15, 2015

Answered on Aug 21, 2015

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Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Yes, it is legal to work 2 jobs, but you should retain a worker's compensation attorney. This costs you nothing out of pocket. Good luck.

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Q: What if an IME doctor injections me with a need? Does he have the right to?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on Aug 20, 2015

Answered on Aug 21, 2015

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Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer
This certainly seems like an odd scenario and I would call your attorney immediately. It is very unusual for an IME doctor to perform any kind of medical treatment. ordinarily the IME report will take about a week or so. Sometimes the release of the IME is delayed, inadvertently or otherwise.

If you have not hired an attorney you should contact someone as soon as possible to discuss your situation and your rights. A workers' comp attorney is not paid unless they recover money for...

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Q: I HAVE BEEN AT MY JOB FOR 6 YEARS AND NOW HAVE TENDINITIS IN MY ELBOW, WILL THIS BE COVERED BY WORKERS COMP.?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Arizona on Aug 18, 2015

Answered on Aug 19, 2015

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Adam Studnicki's answer
There aren't a lot of lawyers on this site answering Arizona worker's compensation questions. You can use the Find a Lawyer tool to look for lawyers.

Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is general information that is given for legal education only. It is not legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all...

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Q: If I receive a Denial, then a Notice of Compensation Payable for medical only I can't return to work what do I do next?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on Aug 17, 2015

Answered on Aug 18, 2015

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Timothy Belt's answer
You would need to file a Petition to Reinstate or a Claim Petition to address the ongoing loss of earnings and then present fact and medical evidence to the judge to prove your entitlement to wage loss. Unless you are experienced at examining and cross-examining fact and medical witnesses, your best bet would be to contact an attorney to review and pursue your claim.

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Q: On WC for over a year for hand injury. Now scheduled for FCE.When will checks stop if results show ability to work?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on Aug 16, 2015

Answered on Aug 17, 2015

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Timothy Belt's answer
If the carrier has scheduled the FCE, you have the option of fighting the FCE as going beyond the examination permitted by the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act. Assuming you attend the FCE, the FCE alone will not stop your checks. The employer must take further action either in the form of filing a petition and obtaining a decision from a judge or convincing you to sign a document agreeing to have your wage loss benefits suspended. Obviously you should not sign anything without...

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Q: I was not shown at time of my injury the panel of physicians but directed to one instead. Is that legal?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on Jul 29, 2015

Answered on Aug 15, 2015

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Timothy Belt's answer
It is not consistent with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act. By not providing you with the list of panel physicians your employer has surrendered their right to control providers during the first 90 days, so if you choose to treat with another doctor, that doctor can bill the treatment to workers' compensation. That being said, they still may deny payment, so be ready for a fight in regard to payment of the bills.

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Q: I have a open workers comp case. I am trying to find another job will that company find out that I have an open case

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on Dec 13, 2014

Answered on Aug 13, 2015

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Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer
The company will likely be able to find out if you have a workers' compensation case.

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Q: I sign for Claimant's consent to pay attorney and doctor fees. If I wont, my lawyer still get some of that money?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on Feb 11, 2015

Answered on Aug 13, 2015

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Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer
You lawyer is entitled to be paid for the work that he has put into your case. This is something that you should certainly discuss with your lawyer, in person.

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Q: Can i see an out of state doctor if I have moved for work?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on Apr 20, 2015

Answered on Aug 13, 2015

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Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer
You are entitled to see an out of state doctor of your choice. The catch is that the Doctor must accept Maryland Workers' Comp fee schedule.

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Q: If I am receiving weekly checks from a workers compensation case and die what happens to the remaining weeks

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on Apr 28, 2015

Answered on Aug 13, 2015

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Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer
Ordinarily the checks will stop and no family member will have access to the money. In some limited circumstances the money will flow to your estate.

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Q: My employer filed an appeal, now I have to go to Circuit court. What can I expect from that?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on May 7, 2015

Answered on Aug 13, 2015

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Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer
Now that an appeal has been filed the case will get much more involved. There will be a discovery period where the Employer Attorney will be able to ask you written questions to which you must respond. The employer will be entitled to review documents that they were not able to review before the appeal. The employer attorney may also choose to conduct a deposition. This would require you to undergo verbal questions under oath and in person. This may be well in the future so don't be...

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Q: Trained to work in a hazardous area where I shouldnt be (clear signage). Fractured my foot. Can I sue? On WC for now

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Pennsylvania on Aug 12, 2015

Answered on Aug 13, 2015

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Timothy Belt's answer
In almost all situations where you suffer an injury at work, your remedy is restricted to workers' compensation. If someone other than your employer or a coworker were responsible for your injury, you may have a separate claim, but in regard to your employer you are confined to workers' compensation benefits.

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Q: What does the term " Passed for Settlement mean in a workers comp case?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on Apr 27, 2015

Answered on Aug 13, 2015

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Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer
Essentially, it means "your honor, there is no need to hear the pending issues at this time because the parties have come to a settlement agreement. The paperwork is being drafted and will be submitted in due course."

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Q: Can workmanscomp not authorize what my doctor is saying i need

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on Oct 31, 2014

Answered on Aug 13, 2015

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Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer
This is the battle that many workers' comp claimant have to endure. Quite often authorization is not given even when the doctor and you both know the need for the treatment is related to the work incident. Contact an attorney if you have not already.

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Q: am I insured getting in my company truck in my own drive way

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on Feb 10, 2015

Answered on Aug 13, 2015

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Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer
The law does not clearly indicate whether you would be covered by workers' comp insurance if you were injured getting into your company vehicle while at home. More details would be needed.

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Q: went to the DR my job sent me to now can i see my own DR.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on Feb 20, 2015

Answered on Aug 13, 2015

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Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer
You are entitled to treat with a doctor of your choosing as long as the doctor is willing to accept payment under the workers' compensation fee schedule. If you haven't talked to a workers' compensation attorney yet, it may be a good time to have one represent you. There are certain circumstances that you will need to see the insurance company Doctor but this should be discussed with an attorney.

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Q: I have work related back injury , what is it worth to settle?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on Jun 1, 2015

Answered on Aug 13, 2015

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Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer
Unfortunately there is no clear answer to this question. Settlement value is often determined by many factors including the treatment that you have, treatment that you require, severity of the injury, permanent residual problems. Reach out to a workers' compensation attorney to discuss your case if you have not already. There is no upfront fee.

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Q: I recently had carpole tunnel surgery.Is there really test that prove not work related?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on Jun 16, 2015

Answered on Aug 13, 2015

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Andrew M. Rodabaugh's answer
Whether an occupational injury is related to work is ultimately determined by the Workers' Compensation Commission after a hearing is held. I am sorry you feel appalled and used, but quite frankly that feeling is fairly common amongst those having to deal with workers compensation insurance. The insurance company most likely sent you to their doctor knowing that he or she would likely find the carpal tunnel unrelated to work. If you haven't done so, it is important to speak with a workers'...

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