Terrence H Thorgaard's answer Perhaps because the roofing company is just starting out, and have not needed such coverage before. I would require proof that the company is bonded before agreeing to the estimate. Also, of course, ask why overhead such as these insurance premiums are not amortized among all of the company's jobs, not just your one. If you don't get a satisfactory explanation, don't award the contract to his company.
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John M DeProspo's answer Your lawyer is the only one who knows what's going on. Keep trying to call him... sent him emails.. if need be, send him a certified letter asking that he call you immediately.
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Bradley Jay Jones' answer Your doctor not your employer decides when you should return to work. I suggest you contact a California workers' compensation attorney because the law differs from state to state. If your doctor has released you, even to light duty, and the employer is ready for your return in Montana you would need to return to work or risk losing your wage loss benefits in the future.
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You can contact the doctor's office and request copies of your file. It may well be that they do not keep records dating back to 1979. If they do, they should be able to make copies for you and ask you to cover the duplication costs. Be sure to consult your own attorney to protect your legal rights.
Andy Chen's answer You can certainly fire your lawyer at any time, but you need to pay him for all the work he has done up to that point. If you and he dispute the value of the work done up to that point, then the two of you need to go to mediation or arbitration to resolve that. Unless he did absolutely nothing at all on your case, the odds of you being able to fire him without paying him a cent are next to nil.
Ronald Mahurin's answer If youe claimed injury is admitted by the carrier, you should incur no costs for treatment. If the claim is denied and you are seeking treatment through your regular medical provider you might be asked for co-pays, but you can send copies of the co-pay receipts to the carrier for reimbursement. In sum, under California law the injured worker does not pay for medical treatment. Look up the Multiple Physician Network MPN for your carrier if the claim is admitted and select a physician in the...
Timothy J. Deffet's answer I am sorry you were injured. In my states once you are off work for a period of days and/or your employer cannot offer light duty work then they must pay you. Also, if you have a union contract it may provide for better pay. Talk to a California work comp attorney ASAP as I am not licensed in your state. I wish you a speedy recovery.
Timothy J. Deffet's answer In most states you need a special motion and/or order with permission from you and/or your attorney to get psych records. This is true in Illinois. I do not practice in California. Contact a California attorney ASAP if you do not have one.
Assuming you are referring to healthcare information? I can tell you that there are some strong privacy laws out there to protect your private health information. Providers won't share that information without your permission which is the purpose of the release.
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Andy Chen's answer The employer can allege extortion, but I am not certain how far such a claim will go. First, if the amount of money involved is small, the District Attorney and/or state of California might decide it is not worth their time to prosecute such a claim and that assumes that extortion can even be proven.
I assume the date you chose is supportable by fact. If so, then I think you should be fine. It is not extortion if the date is correct and the employer simply doesn't like it because it is...
Timothy J. Deffet's answer Call the attorney listed on the subpoena immediately. Otherwise, show the subpoena to your boss at work and tell them it is a legal document (if proper subpoena)and tell them you need time off of work. Sometimes the attorney requesting you can get another date. Do NOT ignore the subpoena.
Jerry Lutkenhaus' answer I don't practice WC law in your state but I have practiced WC law in Virginia for 35 years. So, this is just general information and not legal advice. As soon as possible, you need to return to the doctor who cleared you to return to work and seek a new examination. You may have to contact the insurer and demand this exam. Also, check with a WC lawyer in your state.
Jerry Lutkenhaus' answer I guess the biggest question from this type of injury is how much of a permanent injury you have and how much permanent restrictions you have. Are you able to work? Are you able to do your pre-injury work? What future medical expenses due you face?
You should contact an experienced WC lawyer in your state.
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