Geoffrey Hillsberg’s Answers

Geoffrey Hillsberg

Media Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. What if you ask for a settlement and the denied?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Geoffrey Hillsberg
    2. Robert Alan Huber
    3. Lawrence R. Chaban
    4. James V. Monaghan
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Settlement in PA is voluntary. Both sides have to want to settle for it to occur. The Employer/Carrier ay not want to settle right now, but that can change at any time. Your best bet is to keep treating and communicate again in a few months. Also, if you end up in any litigation, you may be placed into mandatory mediation. If so, there will be an opportunity to at least discuss settlement again. Good luck.

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  2. I attended a ime two weeks ago on the 11th of this month three days later i received my regular biweekly check .

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Richard Alan Jaffe
    2. Geoffrey Hillsberg
    3. Daniel M. Myshin
    4. James V. Monaghan
    5. Thomas J. Wagner
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    It could be several things. It is not possible to determine exactly what is going on in your case without much more information. It could be a confidence or it could be related to your IME. However, if the insurance company wants to legally cease paying you (assuming they are even allowed to) they need to provide paperwork notifying you. You need to consult with an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney who will review your actual documents and will determine what your legal rights are...

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  3. Workmans comp figures my salary from initial injury,in 1985. I need another surgery, Is that all I will get paid while out work?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Geoffrey Hillsberg
    2. Lawrence R. Chaban
    3. Glenn Neiman
    4. Richard Alan Jaffe
    5. John M Connell
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    This is a complicated question and really requires a detailed meeting with an attorney. The answer depends largely on why you need another surgery. If your ongoing work activity has caused or accelerated damage, you may be able to file a new claim at a higher wage rate. If not, it is likely to be the 1985 rate. Short Term Disability may be an option, but many plans exclude coverage for work-related conditions, so it depends on the terms of your specific plan. Again, I highly recommend that...

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  4. Can i sue my employer auto insurance company if the truck that i was driving slide on ice and hit the guard rails on the highway

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Robert L. Cullen
    2. Gregory S. Shields
    3. Geoffrey Hillsberg
    4. Ronald Lee Calhoon
    5. Robert Alan Huber
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    The Workers' Compensation Act prevents an injured worker from suing the Employer for a work injury in any forum other than Workers' Compensation. However, if there is a party other than the Employer who is responsible for the accident, you may be able to sue them. You need to consult with an experienced attorney to figure out what your options are.

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  5. I settled my workers comp case for a lump sum. I was told I will need to sign a resignation. How can I collect unemployment?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Robert L. Cullen
    2. Glenn Neiman
    3. Geoffrey Hillsberg
    4. Terence Sean McGraw
    5. Kelly Barcia Nunez
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    First, if you are represented, you should be asking your attorney these questions. If (s)he is unwilling or unable to answer, you need a new attorney. If you do not have an attorney, I strongly recommend that you obtain one before signing the Compromise and Release documents. You may think they are simple and clear, but there are hidden subtleties that only and experienced Workers' Compensation attorney will recognize. Finally, whether you will be able to apply to UC after you settle will...

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  6. When is the right time to get a WC lawyer?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Geoffrey Hillsberg
    2. Richard Alan Jaffe
    3. Lawrence R. Chaban
    4. Terence Sean McGraw
    5. Timothy Patrick Brennan
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    No surprise that we all think you should retain counsel right away. As I explain to client's, we can help avoid the land mines in the case, but if you have already blown your leg off, we may not be able to put it back on. Get counsel to help avoid problems.

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  7. 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 9 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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    The most important thing is that you got the medical care you need. The ambulance ride does not help your case. Now, you need to hire the right lawyer. Make sure he or she is an experienced Workers Compensation attorney.

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  8. My insurance company recently took my work comp case on.they sent me my back pay,but since then I haven't gotten a check.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. William A. Kovalcik
    2. Geoffrey Hillsberg
    3. Robert Alan Huber
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
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    It is possible that there is a legitimate error in the address that screwed things up. Usually, these can be resolved most rapidly through communication with the adjuster/defense attorney. Your attorney could file a Penalty petition, but that will not solve you problem quickly. Litigation of a Penalty Petition can take months. There may be good reasons for your attorney to try to work things out without litigation. It is unlikely to be a question of expense as medical depositions would...

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  9. I was injured at work failed a non dot drug test I am a truck driver terminated denied. Workers comp or anything.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Levi Samuel Wolf
    2. Richard Alan Jaffe
    3. Geoffrey Hillsberg
    4. Terence Sean McGraw
    5. Karl P. Voigt IV
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    You may still be entitled to benefits. Contact an experience WC attorney in your area asap.

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  10. Do I need a workers comp atty. or a personal injury atty?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Richard Alan Jaffe
    2. Levi Samuel Wolf
    3. Robert L. Cullen
    4. Glenn Neiman
    5. Dennis Robert Kergick Jr.
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    It is always better to meet with an attorney and really understand your options. You are not obligated to retain one immediately (although that is usually a good idea), but you should schedule an initial consultation asap.

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