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C. Lee Anderson

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  • I am seeing an IME Dr. Who is afiliated with same hospital

    I am seeing an IME Dr. Who is afiliated with same hospital as my neuroligist. This IME doc is surgeon at the same hopital. Will this IME doc go against my doc and say otherwise? I have read some really bad reviews on the IME from this doctor. I h...

    C.’s Answer

    The fact that the IME doctor is from the same hospital more than likely increases the chances that he will support you doctor. However, there is no guarantee of this. This would be more likely if he was in the same doctor's office and not just at the same hospital. As Joe D'Amico stated above, you should not trust any IME doctor. They are paid for by the insurance company, and they know why they are being hired. Insurance companies are not in the business of paying claims. They are in the business of saving money. The best way to do that is to get a medical opinion that will result in getting you off comp. This kind of question is best addressed by an attorney who specializes in workers' compensation and who practices in your area. We can help you. We regularly handle cases in Scranton. Feel free to call one of our attorneys at MyCompLawyers.com (1-800-875-2010) to discuss the specifics of your case. We know most of the doctors who treat claimants and most of the IME doctors in your area.

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  • What steps need to be taken to file a claim against the estate of the deceased

    I was wondering if I could file a claim for loss wages, pain and suffering, and the cost of therapy for myself and my children on the estate of a person who passed away if I have proof my claim is legit. And if so will I need to hire a lawyer?

    C.’s Answer

    The previous answers are right on. Claims against estates are complex and tricky. The statute of limitations can be shorter. You generally need to make sure that you sue the personal representative of the estate, not the deceased person. If no representative has been appointed, it might be necessary to go to court just to have that take place. It could even be you, depending on the law in Missouri and existence of other candidates! You should definitely consult with a lawyer in your area. Good luck.

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  • How much to request for settlement on a herniated lumbar disc? Wilkes Barre, PAAsked less than a minute ago - Wilkes Barre, PA

    My attorney just conatcted me and stated that the insurance company wants to know if I would like to settle my case. I have a lumbar disc hernaition, I have gone through physical therapy and injections all with no help. How much should I ask for? ...

    C.’s Answer

    Your question is in the Workers' Compensation section, but you do not state specifically that this is a comp case. There is a very big difference between the value of a workers' compensation case and other types of cases, such as auto, slip and fall, etc. If this is a WC case, then, to a large extent, the value of the wage loss portion is dependent on how many years of wage loss benefits you can reasonably expect to get in the future. The value of the medical portion of your case depends entirely on your future needs and has nothing to do with any fixed formula involving years of ongoing benefits. You MUST get enough money to cover your future medical expenses or you should not settle that portion of your case at all. There are other considerations if you are on Medicare. You should discuss these issues with your lawyer or find one who is experienced in this field if he/she is not.

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  • I got hurt at work and while out on workers comp my company laid me off. Can I collect unemployment after I get me settlement?

    Hurt at work and company put me on workers comp. During my recovery the company laid me off. I was never offered light duty or any other position during that time. In the letter provided to me by the company they said they would not contest me...

    C.’s Answer

    Most employers require that you sign a letter of resignation as a part of a workers' compensation settlement. If you do not negotiate to avoid having to do that, you can apply for unemployment compensation benefits as long as you otherwise qualify. You have already been laid off, so that's a good start. If you weren't laid off for misconduct, then as long as you are available for work, you should be able to collect UC benefits. Feel free to call to discuss this. There is no obligation and no charge.

    C. Lee Anderson, Esquire
    Frommer D'Amico Anderson
    2080 Lingestown Rd
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    1-800-895-1015
    landerson@fdalawpa.com
    www.mycomplawyers.com

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  • Why does my insurance company want me to see an independant physical therapist ?

    I was in an auto accident in April where the other driver was found at fault. I had to do physical therapy and last week I was discharged from therapy and my doctor. Now my insurance company is making me see independant physical therapist but the ...

    C.’s Answer

    It sounds like Rhode Island has a no-fault insurance law. Under most no-fault statues, your own insurance company pays for a certain amount of your medical bills (however much coverage you purchase) no matter who is at fault. Most statutes give the no-fault carrier the right to question the reasonableness, necessity and relatedness of the treatment they pay for. This is normally done by having you see a provider they choose, sometimes referred to as an Independent Medical Exam. That provider might issue a report that would allow your insurance company to disallow payment. You should contact a Rhode Island attorney experienced in handling auto accident cases. Good luck.

    C. Lee Anderson, Esquire
    Frommer D'Amico Anderson
    2080 Linglestown Rd
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    1-8---895-1015
    landerson@fdalawp.com
    www.mycomplawyers.com

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  • I had a previous wc injury in 2008, hired the same attorney for a new wc case and I don't feel he is helping or cares at all.

    I need a source or lawyer I can asked important questions about my case (second opinion) not sure what to do, hearing on October 10

    C.’s Answer

    Our office routinely gives second opinions to claimants who dissatisfied with their present attorney. However, the workers' compensation laws of the different states vary tremendously. I practice in Pennsylvania, and therefore, I would not be able to advise you on a South Carolina workers' compensation issue. I strongly recommend that you contact a South Carolina attorney who specializes in workers' compensation law. Good luck.

    C. Lee Anderson, Esquire
    Frommer D'Amico Anderson
    2080 Linglestown Road
    Harrisburg, PA 17110
    1-800-875-1015
    landerson@fdalawpa.com
    www.mycomplawyers.com

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