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  • Are residual-commissions from pre-injury client’s employment?

    I ruptured my quad tendon on my job as a door-to-door cable sales man. I was still in training and making well below what I would have to make once training was complete. The pay I was receiving (well below a living wage). When I took the job, it...

    Alan’s Answer

    Please call me or email me. I handle Mass Workers Comp matters and there are several things to explore further
    Apierce@ppnlaw.com; 978-745-0914
    Alan Pierce

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  • Can i be compensated for eating moldy food for almost 2 years at my employer?

    I work in the Indiana Government Center building in downtown Indianapolis, working for INDOT. We have a snack shop that i have gone to nearly every day for the last couple years just to get something quick and cheap to eat. I always get a Hot Pock...

    Alan’s Answer

    If you can prove damages and that the stomach problems are related to eating there ( not an easy hurdle to overcome) you could have a wc claim for medical expenses and or a civil suit v the operator of the snack bar so long as it is a different entity than your employer

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  • Can I sue a company for falling at while at work over 4 or five years ago?

    I slip on a lemon at work and injured elbows, knee and my shoulder.

    Alan’s Answer

    No for two reasons
    First the statute of limitations bars an action from 4 or 5 years ago
    Second if the defendant was your employer your only remedy is workrs comp
    An employee cannot sue his or her employer for injuries, only for workers comp

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  • How do u reopen a case in MA???

    i have been trying to reopen my workmans comp case and they cannot find my case...I know my hand is hurting because of the injury I was out of work for 4 years..i have been trying for a month now...my lawyer that handle it before is no longer in s...

    Alan’s Answer

    I handle mass wc
    And can advise you
    Basically get a good wc lawyer

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  • Do I have a case for compensation?

    I was unceasingly, premeditatedly stalked through countless acts, including repetitive severe threats and insults of various sorts primarily by various forms of suggestion, by the other employees and supervisors (making it practically impossible t...

    Alan’s Answer

    If you can prove the events you described actually occurred and you have medical evidence relating your mental or emotional problems to those acts you may be able to secure workers compensation bemefits

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  • WORKERS COMP ILLINOIS

    In order to get my specific question answered I need to ask a question in order to get a answer for the main question. If that makes sense???? First, my temporary total disability benefits were calculated the first day I started working for the co...

    Alan’s Answer

    Most states have penalties against parties including insurers that provide false or imcorrect information; a local workers comp lawyer in Illinois should easily guide you.

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  • Had a car accident, but my injury caused me to get hurt again at work. Will workers comp pay?

    I had a car accident last year. I haven't totally healed from that injury before I hurt myself again at the job, but the original pain and injury came from my car accident. Being that I hurt myself at work and the condition was pre-existing. Will ...

    Alan’s Answer

    The wc insurer may argue the problem stems from the car accident; if you aggravated the injury at work and your doctor backs you up you should be entitled to wc benefits. Consult an atty who can advise you what the proper causation standard id in your state.

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  • Can somebody tell me which AMA manual work comp doctors use to determine disability.thank you

    Thank you

    Alan’s Answer

    Most doctors use the 6th edition although the ratings are generally lower than the previous editions.

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  • Does a small church of about 20 members in New York need workers comp or disability insurance?

    We pay some money to about five people who work in the church, including the minister. The money we give them is more like a gift because taxes are not taken out.

    Alan’s Answer

    Yes, if they are employees they need to be covered.

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  • I want to know if I can collect unemployment I was on comp from 2009 to 2011 but they are doing a alternate base period

    I been fighting this since july 2011 and had a hearing with a referee and he granted them to give me a alternate base period for me I didnt work 2010 or 2011 I was on comp I did work alot of 2009 because I went on tempory workers comp and then wen...

    Alan’s Answer

    Depending on the law in your stae you may or may not be eligible to collect unemployment if you have been on workers comp for most or all of the prior year

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