James Robert Burn Jr.’s Answers

James Robert Burn Jr.

Pittsburgh Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. I was informed I am under investigation for a work comp case. Am I at risk of going to Jail? what does this mean?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Levi Samuel Wolf
    2. Richard Alan Jaffe
    3. John M Connell
    4. Robert Alan Huber
    5. Geoffrey Hillsberg
    6. ···
    8 lawyer answers

    It is difficult to know from the information provided exactly why this investigator made such a statement. Please know however that in my opinion insurance companies and those whom they hire use phrases such as "under investigation" to intimidate unrepresented individuals. This phrase could mean nothing more than they are reviewing the facts and circumstances of your injury. It is unfortunate that many people with viable claims are scared away or intimidated from pursuing their rights...

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  2. About to fire my atty on work comp case.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Levi Samuel Wolf
    2. Richard Alan Jaffe
    3. James V. Monaghan
    4. Robert Alan Huber
    5. Geoffrey Hillsberg
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    10 lawyer answers

    My advice to you would be to send the attorney a letter which addresses your your concerns and ask for a meeting. If this does not work, and you are not satisfied, send the attorney a discharge letter and ask for your entire file.

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  3. Do you have to complete a hearing to get workers compensation benefits reinstated?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Timothy D. Belt
    2. Richard Alan Jaffe
    3. Robert Alan Huber
    4. Geoffrey Hillsberg
    5. James Robert Burn Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    If you have counsel, please ask them this question and about next steps regarding case strategy. From your note it appears as if this case will have to go to decision. In the interim, however, just because mediation failed does not mean that you should quit talking to the other side about settlement. -jb

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  4. What are my right in a workers comp. case when a case worker wants to come to my Dr apartment?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Alan Jaffe
    2. William A. Kovalcik
    3. Karl P. Voigt IV
    4. Robert Bond
    5. Michael Scott Mednick
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    9 lawyer answers

    Caseworkers work for the insurance company, not you. Please make it clear to your doctors that this caseworker is NOT permitted to speak with them about you or your injuries. We do not allow caseworkers to attend doctor appointments with our clients. We do not allow caseworkers to speak to our client's doctors. We advise caseworkers to send authorization for medical records only. We scrutinize those authorizations, editing them as needed before allowing our clients to sign them. If not...

  5. Do I needs a work comp attorney in PA?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Levi Samuel Wolf
    2. Karl P. Voigt IV
    3. Richard Alan Jaffe
    4. Matthew Louis Solomon
    5. Robert Alan Huber
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    10 lawyer answers

    Please speak to a Workers Compensation Attorney as soon as possible. There are certain circumstances where an insurance company can get out from underneath their obligations to pay reasonable, necessary and related medical expenses, however, the threats they made to you based on your question are in my opinion a violation of the Workers Compensation Act and caselaw. Insurance Companies get aggressive and push the limits of the law or flat out ignore the law when they are dealing with injured...