Francis Joseph Lafferty IV’s Answers

Francis Joseph Lafferty IV

Lemoyne Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. What is neurological examination?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Francis Joseph Lafferty IV
    2. Timothy Patrick Brennan
    3. Levi Samuel Wolf
    4. James W. Zerillo
    5. Richard Alan Jaffe
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    Sounds like they are requesting you go to a defense medical exam that will be used to attempt to either stop or modify your benefits. This is definitely a good time to discuss your claim with an attorney.

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  2. I have a mandatory mediation hearing in 4 weeks are they looking to settle my case? What should I expect?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Matthew Louis Solomon
    2. Francis Joseph Lafferty IV
    3. Richard Alan Jaffe
    4. Robert Alan Huber
    5. Geoffrey Hillsberg
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    The fact that there is a mandatory mediation, and not a voluntary mediation, scheduled would indicate that there must be some type of petition pending. I am assuming that this is a petition filed by the IC ,and consequently, your benefits may be being placed in jeopardy. If you have not done so, you should discuss this with an attorney immediately. Mediation can be a very useful procedure in getting cases resolved, but it certainly sounds like there are some issues with your case that need...

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  3. I was taken to the e.r. after a work injury by a co worker instead of an ambulance, is that wrong to do?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Robert L. Cullen
    2. Francis Joseph Lafferty IV
    3. Geoffrey Hillsberg
    4. Robert Alan Huber
    5. Richard Todd Rosenstein
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    You will be fine. Clearly you were injured at work. The ambulance ride doesn't make a difference. Hope you get better.

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  4. Personal injury. Can I get a copy of my settlement check ?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. John M Connell
    2. Terence Sean McGraw
    3. Francis Joseph Lafferty IV
    4. Glenn Neiman
    5. Matthew C Simon
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    After being approved by the judge, WC settlement checks traditionally will be sent directly to the Claimant following the case. If it is going to your attorney, you should direct him to make a copy for you. I do not see why that couldn't be provided for you. Call and ask him.

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  5. Should my attorney be receiving 20% of my workers comp check every time i get a check?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Levi Samuel Wolf
    2. Francis Joseph Lafferty IV
    3. Halmon L. Banks III
    4. Timothy D. Belt
    5. Robert L. Cullen
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    You should read the terms of your Fee Agreement with your attorney. Usually, when there is a hearing the attorney will submit the fee agreement to the Workers Compensation Judge, who will approve the fee agreement as being reasonable and Order that 20% of your compensation benefits be deducted and paid directly to your attorney. If there is not (or never has been) a petition pending before a WCJ, the attorney would have to petition the Workers Comp Appeal Board for approval of counsel fees....

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  6. My young son was hit by a drunk driver and already settled

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Shemtoub
    2. David Lee Fiol
    3. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Francis Joseph Lafferty IV
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    You should definitely call an attorney immediately. You call your son "young," is he a minor? This may have an impact on the validity of the Release that he signed. But again, you would be well served by calling an attorney in your area as soon as possible. Many attorneys will provide you with a free consultation.

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  7. A friend took my car and totaled it. Should he pay our insurance deductible?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Francis Joseph Lafferty IV
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. Daniel Paul Buttafuoco
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    Not sure I would still be calling him a "friend," but I certainly agree with the other posts. You certainly should take him to small claims court. You wont be profitting, you'll be getting the value of the damage he caused, which you certainly are entitled to.

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  8. In a WC Settlement, how many years of wages can I negotiate for? Been receiving for 2 years. Thanks

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Jenifer Dana Kaufman
    2. Robert L. Cullen
    3. Francis Joseph Lafferty IV
    4. Dennis Robert Kergick Jr.
    5. Glenn Neiman
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    You would be better served calling an attorney and discussing the specifics of your case. And then hiring someone to represent you. Just my 2 cents.

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  9. I have been on workmens comp. since 2012 and now doctor says I can never return to work.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Robert Alan Huber
    2. Francis Joseph Lafferty IV
    3. Jenifer Dana Kaufman
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    Before you apply for Social Security Disability Benefits, it would be wise for you to talk to a WC attorney and discuss how SS could impact your WC benefits as well as the potential impact SS would have on settlement.

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  10. What penalties does a workers compensation insurance company face for continuous late checks.

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Robert Alan Huber
    2. Francis Joseph Lafferty IV
    3. Levi Samuel Wolf
    4. Glenn Neiman
    5. Karl P. Voigt IV
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    I doubt that there is anything that you can personally do to change things. It sounds like your attorney has taken the appropriate step by filing the Penalty Petition. You can/should be paid in the manner in which you received your paychecks (weekly, bi-weekly etc.) so perhaps asking for that during the litigation of the penalty petition will afford some more certainty. Unfortunately, this happens quite often, and you are not alone in getting this frustrating treatment from the IC.

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