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Q: is it possible to re-open a settled WC claim if one feels they were misrepresented concerning the amount of settlement?

the case was 1st settled in 2005 but I have since learned that I could have received a much higher settlement

J. Brent Burney
J. Brent Burney answered on Apr 8, 2019

I am not aware of any way that you can re-open the indemnity portion of your settlement at this point in time. Once the Judge signs the judgment it becomes final after 30 days.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Alabama on
Q: I'm interested in filing a suit against let's eat out Incorporated

I have proof of the wrongs that were done to me at the Athens Alabama location and have proof that I reached out for help from people and higher positions and was ignored also there are for other people and similar situations with proof for their own wrong-doings by this company.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 25, 2018

Based on the limited details here, it could be difficult for an employment attorney to advise you whether or not you have a valid claim. If you consulted with an employment attorney, you could at least learn what timeframes you need to take action before to preserve your legal rights if they... Read more »

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Q: It been nearly 4 years since a workman's comp. case was started whats taking so long ? I'm in Alabama.
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 12, 2017

You need to sit down with your attorney to find out. Generally that would be way over due, but if they are contesting something it can take a long time.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Alabama on
Q: My employer said I have to pay full amount for health insurance wow I was off of work with broke leg.

Broke leg off job and out of work for 12 weeks . Came back to work and was told I would have to pay full price for health insurance for the 12 weeks I was off . $25.44 week was what I paid but told I have to pay $134.00 a week because I was not working. Do I have to pay back the full amount? He has... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Nov 12, 2016

Contact a member of the Alabama Assn for Justice who handles employment cases-=-they give free consultations. Usually, that type of arrangment will be governemed by your workplaces personnel handbook. Unfortunately the law usually won't cover that but it depends on the state and the ACA... Read more »

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Q: injured on the job in October out of work for a month. Then changed jobs at the beginning of the yearam I still covered?

Now having problems with injured shoulder. Trying to see if it is still covered by workers comp or not.

Jonathan Damashek
Jonathan Damashek answered on May 6, 2016

If the claim is still open.

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Q: I settled my workmans comp case and signed a contract not to file for any future injuries, can I file a new injury?
Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on May 13, 2015

Yes you may file a new claim if it is a new injury not to the same body part. Please call if i can help Ingram Law LLC 205-335-2640

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Q: I still havent returned to work and workmans comp wants to speak to me at work is this normal

Got hurt on job and waiting to see neurologist but its been two weeks and still no appointment and now workmans comp wants to speak to me at work

Joseph A. Ingram
Joseph A. Ingram answered on May 13, 2015

Generally, if you have filed a claim, and are receiving temp disability pay, then you should not speak with your employer. However, I presume you do not have a lawyer at this point. Sometimes the insurance nurse or caseworker may want to speak with you about your injury before determining a... Read more »

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Q: Hurt at work .not my fault. but i failed drug test. do i still have rights ?
Jerry Lutkenhaus
Jerry Lutkenhaus answered on May 28, 2012

I practice WC law in Virginia so this is not legal advice but rather general information. Employers routinely require drug tests after an injury. The drug test if you fail can be used to either deny the claim or to deny further employment. You should check with an experienced WC lawyer in your... Read more »

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Q: Can a workers compensation lump sum settlement be denied by a judge
Jerry Lutkenhaus
Jerry Lutkenhaus answered on May 28, 2012

I practice WC Law in Virginia so this is not legal advice but only general information. In Virginia the WC commission cannot approve a settlement unless it is in the best interests of the injured worker. This may be true in. Your state. Check with a lawyer in your state that specializes in WC Law.

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