Recently, I was offered an amount for an injury generated in 2019.
Brief History - I was officially placed on medical leave due to medical issues I was experiencing. Throughout the past 2 years, I did not receive any cash payments, mileage reimbursement, medical assistance, or... Read more »
answered on Sep 1, 2022
if your previous is no longer involved, you can choose to proceed without a lawyer, however I do not recommend that--my recommendation is that you use the Justia Find a lawyer tab and search for worker's comp and/or injury lawyers in your area, meet with a few, discuss your case and then hire... Read more »
is my workplace reliable for my injuries? Does my job have to compensate me for my doctor visits?
answered on May 19, 2022
If you were defending yourself, yes. If your job is giving you issues then you need to immediate consult with a workers' compensation attorney, or I recommend that you go ahead and do so---most in this area of practice will provide you a free consultation. Good luck.
I got ran over by a garbage truck and the person drug test came back positive for cocaine the same day and he got fired. Would that fall into intentional tort because he knew what he was doing was wrong and he could injury someone while driving high, especially a commercial vehicle?
answered on Feb 8, 2022
I hope that you are okay. In answer to your question, not likely. If you were injured as a result of the collision with the garbage truck, then you should contact a personal injury/accident attorney in your area to discuss the specifics of your matter----attorneys in this area of practice almost... Read more »
It's causing my arm to feel numb 24/7. I was intemidated by the boss to act like it didn't happen at work. I was fired because I didn't get a piece of paper signed by my doctor which I couldn't because the lockdown was in effect
answered on Dec 31, 2021
But what is your question? If you are wondering as to your legal rights, then in what capacity? Wrongful termination--then search for a labor/employment lawyer in your area to discuss. Worker's compensation claim---then search for a worker's compensation lawyer in your area to... Read more »
Is it legal for workers comp adjuster to have you do mediation and sign papers right after anesthesia? Is it legal for an attorney to have you sign papers while heavily medicated? Is it legal for an attorney to threaten your career and tell you not to go to trial because the big company will eat... Read more »
answered on Jan 4, 2020
You really need to discuss this situation with a Louisiana attorney because it is fact-intensive, but your post remains open for three weeks. You raise a number of compelling issues that go to the matter of whether you had full capacity when you signed. The only way to demonstrate the validity of... Read more »
I am a package handler at Ups and while picking up a package from off of the ground a heavy package came down the belt and struck me in the back of the head. It initially made me dizzy, but i tried to shake it off and continue back to work. The next I went back to work and I had a slight headache... Read more »
answered on Dec 14, 2019
I hope you're doing better since the accident. Instead of guessing about what WC provides in terms of benefits, why not contact a workers' comp attorney. Many offer free initial consults and they could outline your rights, benefits, and applicable timelines you need to be concerned with.... Read more »
I had a co worker try to choke me which lead to us wrestling. I was then told I’d be terminated based on a 0 violence policy so I asked if I could resign instead so this wouldn’t be on my employee record but I reported the coworker aggressive behavior 3x prior on 3 separate occasions and asked... Read more »
answered on Nov 2, 2019
File a criminal complaint. Then call an employment attorney.
Injury is resulting in small surgery they say there is no need to fill out workers comp paperwork.
answered on Jul 10, 2019
If you were injured at work, your best option is to consult with an experienced Workers Compensation attorney. You may be entitled to recover loss wages and more. There are some firms, including myself, who offer free consultations and will meet with you and answer any questions you may have.
I’m extreme pain w back injury. CT showed 4 fractures in spine. Adjuster is taking a week between each step of scheduling md appts, MRI, etc. still no treatment plan. It’s been 3 weeks and no plan. Fractures will heal deformed and ability to return to work is decreasing. Was supposed to have a... Read more »
answered on Jun 20, 2019
You should call and speak with an attorney that handles worker's compensation matters. Give me a call, and I'll be happy to discuss the matter with you further. By the way, Nurse Case Managers aren't there to help you; their job is to help the insurance company.
While on her way she was involved in a motor vehicle accident. She was not at fault. Maci suffered soft tissue injuries. Did Maci suffer a compensable injury pursuant to Louisian Workers comp guidelines? Why or why not?
answered on Mar 19, 2019
Generally, someone is not entitled to worker's compensation benefits if injured traveling to or from work. While there are some exceptions to the rule, your scenario does not appear to apply to any of them.
answered on Feb 25, 2019
It is possible. If surgery is the only reasonable option, then the Workers Compensation Commission may order you to have the surgery. However, if there are other more conservative options, then you may not have to do this. You can contact me or another experienced Virginia Workers Compensation... Read more »
He was injured on 9/29/18.
answered on Oct 3, 2018
They are only allowed if he chooses to consent to it. If he doesn't want the nurse case manager (or rehab nurse) to attend, all he has to say is NO.
I know when the Judge signed off on the settlement and in 6 days it will have been 30 days.
answered on Sep 19, 2018
Worker's comp settlements have to be approved by the worker's compensation judge. Settlement funds have to be paid within 30 days of approval of the settlement. However, indemnity benefits usually are payable until the settlement is approved.
This is a workers comp case in Louisiana and I don’t know what to do. I feel I should not work because the doctor orders state no work. I let the owner know and she told me I had to cover my shift tonight because she didn’t have anyone else too. I feel like she is trying to make me feel... Read more »
answered on Sep 17, 2018
If you were injured at work and your treating physician takes you off of work due to the injury, your boss cannot force you to work and cannot fire you due to your refusal.
answered on May 22, 2018
Not necessarily. It depends on the terms of the contract between them as to who is responsible for providing coverage.
The victim has went through 2 major back surgery over an 8 year period. She has complied with all recommended treatments. She feels her attorney is under scoring the settlement.
answered on Mar 11, 2018
Every Office of Worker's Comp in Louisiana has a mediator on staff whose services are available free of charge. You can certainly ask your attorney to propose mediation with the employer or its w/c carrier. Keep in mind that an employer does not have to settle a worker's compensation... Read more »
He pays me 40 hours on check the rest in cash with no overtime I'm making a 1/3 of what I used too instead of 2/3
answered on Oct 30, 2017
You would have to have proof of the extra payments to show worker's compensation. Of course, there's the possibility of your incriminating yourself, if you weren't paying taxes on the extra money you were receiving.
A client was on monthly cycle scratched herself when I went to clean she sunk her nails in my skin now I suffer from MRSA. I never had problems before she started scratching now I get infections in my eyes, neck, nose, a culture was done came back as MRSA. I am in medical field and I have missed a... Read more »
answered on Aug 8, 2017
Contact an attorney who handles workers compensation. Its possible this could also be what is called an occupational disease claim. You may have short term disability at work and want to check that out.
answered on Aug 4, 2017
You have a worker's compensation to pursue. Typically, fault does not matter on worker's compensation cases. Louisiana has some fairly strict procedures and timing requirements. Do not wait any longer to consult with a local attorney. Hopefully, the employer carried the required... Read more »
answered on Jun 23, 2017
I'm not a Louisiana licensed lawyer, so you will need to consult with a lawyer licensed by the Louisiana bar to see if they would have concurrent jurisdiction over your claim. If you were hired or recruited in Texas then Texas will have jurisdiction. You can file your claim in Texas, and you... Read more »
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