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  • After my case workers composition is over if i can applied for disibility

    and if the case workers composition i lose i still i can applied

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    You should consult with an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney about your options and how they will impact on your Workers' Compensation claim. Generally speaking, you can apply for SSD at any time, but you may or may not meet the standard for eligibility.

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  • 2 issues: employer not following WC doctor's restrictions and mgmt discrimination because of restrictions. What can I do?

    Injury 2.5 years ago, finally surgery in Jan 2015. Returned light duty in May, forced to work full duty on multiple occasions (resulting in additional treatment). Now have somewhat lighter restrictions, but forced to work full duty again, and now ...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    You need to hire an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney to help guide you. Each case is very fact specific and only someone who knows everything about your case can give you good advise.

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  • Workers Compensation and scars of the face and neck

    Question concerns wether or not workers compensation will automatically pay additional monies for lacerations to the face or neck? I recently had to have surgery to my neck and I have a scar above the shirt line. Yesterday my son suffered a pretty...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    Yes, there are scar claims. There is a level of subjectivity to the amount of the recovery and an attorney can help you maximize the amount of any recovery. You and your son should consult with an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney.

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  • I was diagnosed w/pulmo Sarcoidosis in Aug 2013 and I believe that I was exposed to allergens at my office - case?

    I Have now been on Prednisone for nearly 24 months and cannot breathe properly without this medication. My place of employment regularly had dust and debris in my cubicle after certain weather conditions and work conditions. I want to know if I sh...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    It is possible that you could have a claim, but these are complicated and difficult to prove. YOu should consult with an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney as soon as possible,

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  • Back injury work related. Attorney told me not to treat it but I could no longer deal with the pain n did now I have received it

    3 doctors later n therapy this lawyer admits to the fact of back injury but I'm not getting any thing they will only take the shoulder claim . I need surgery and can't at all do the work I used to do to live the lifestyle I lived . I haven't had a...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    It is unclear whether the attorney you are referring to is one you hired or the defense attorney in the case. If your own attorney told you not to treat your back or try to include it in your case, you should ask them to explain why. There may or may not be good reasons. No income for 5 years is an exceedingly long time. If you have a valid claim, there should already have been a Claim Petition filed and you should have received a Decision from a Judge by now. If you have an attorney, ask them to explain what is going on. If not, you should consult with one.

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  • Do children over the age of 18 receive any compensation from Workers Compensation when father died?

    My brother is 22 and I am 23. My father started a WC case over 10 years ago while he lived in Harrisburg, PA. He recently passed as a result of a surgery complication related to his injury. He had the surgery here in PA, but died in NC, where ...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    First, I am sorry for your loss. IN light of the facts you posted here, there may not be a fatal claim recovery for anyone because of the amount of time that has passed. As for who would make a recovery, my colleagues already addressed that. I join them in recommending that you consult with an experienced PA Workers' Compensation attorney who can review the specific facts of your claim and guide you.

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  • If I agreed on a settlement confidential / general release receive money as compensation could I still fight for my job back

    I was forced to step down and agree to a confidential settlement would I still be able to use eeoc to help me be fully reinstated because I was harass or do they look at this as matter solved because of the settlement

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    The answer to this question depends on the terms of the agreement and general release you sign. Most likely, the general release will cover all types of actions. You should review this carefully with your attorney before signing it and make sure you understand the legal ramifications of what you are doing.

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  • I won my WCJ decision, the employer and the fund ofcourse appealed the decision within 20 days

    Just received letter from the board stating that the supersedeas petition was denied. Its a weird situation because after i got decision from WCJ there was no hering to set how much i should be receiving the employer and fund were allowed right af...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    If you won before the Judge and Supersedeas was Denied by the Appeal Board, that means the insurance company/employer is required to pay you while the appeal is pending. It sounds like you already have an attorney, so you should contact your attorney for more specific information/answers.

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  • Can I still get a lump sum settlement from workers Comp if I quit my job while I'm on workers Comp?

    I live in Pennsylvania and I've worked for the same company for 20 years, but I started having issues with my foot and I've had two surgeries and still have the same issues. My husband was offered a job out of state and took it but than after star...

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    Yes, you can still get a lump sum settlement. Whether you will and whether you should are separate questions. It may or may not be in your best interest to settle, so do not rush to do it. You should hire an experienced Workers' Compensation attorney who can develop the specific facts of your case and give you advice base don your individual circumstances.

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  • Do I testify at a settlement hearing in my workers compensation case

    I just need to know do I have to testify at a settlement hearing in my workers compensation case

    Geoffrey’s Answer

    Yes and you really should have an attorney to explain the process and legal significance of your choices. You are taking a big risk without one. If you have an attorney and (s)he was unable to answer this question, you need one who knows what they are doing. If you did not ask your attorney, I strongly suggest you communicate with them.

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