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Christian Michael Petrucci

Christian Petrucci’s Answers

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  • How can I get my status changed from TTD to PPD? Have been on workers comp for over two years, for a total of 114 weeks.

    My employer thinks I will eventually heal and return; comp has me at TTD. I had an FCE in March and MMI was declared in April that I could do only medium duty. My employer requires me to lift constantly so I can no longer work there. They have no ...

    Christian’s Answer

    Your question indicates that you have a lawyer. It would be a bad idea to take the advice of someone on this list who has very limited facts instead of your attorney who you are paying to make the tough decisions. Schedule an appointment with your lawyer now, and develop a plan!

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  • Request for extension of deposition deadline; what it means in work-comp cases?

    I had a mediation hearing coming soon; then I received a noticed from work-comp office that states that Request for extension of deposition deadline; what it means in work-comp cases?

    Christian’s Answer

    You should really ask your lawyer this question. Most likely the deposition is being postponed to save money in the hopes the case will settle at the mediation.

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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

    Christian’s Answer

    Yes, you sure can apply for SSD, whether or not you win your workers' compensation case.

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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 ...

    Christian’s Answer

    You really need to get an attorney ASAP. There is no other way to put it and any answer I give would be woefully incomplete, given the very unique fact pattern. Most of the attorney who post in the workers' compensation section of AVVO should be able to assist you.

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  • Supersedeas Order Denied For UGIF and won the decision from WCJ in may 15 Supersedeas denied recently/

    Brief scheduled with appeal board in few days. How long after employer/fund supersedeas order is denied i actually start to receive my money ?

    Christian’s Answer

    Although they might come up with various excuses, it really should be immediately. You should ask your attorney to pester them.

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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

    Christian’s Answer

    Yes. You will need to briefly testify regarding your understanding of the settlement agreement.

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  • Do I need a Dr. Narrative to win a work compensation case?

    I was hurt on the job. I have 3 MRI five orthopedic surgeons say and the MRI Dr. Say that I have an Herniated disk a I filled out accident report, seen thire doctor from my job. And other specialist. Been in court for 9 months, the judge says I ne...

    Christian’s Answer

    You actually need an attorney who would be in the best position to answer your question. You are doing yourself a tremendous disservice by trying to litigate the case yourself, or through answers on a listserve. There are too many variables to give you a sufficient answer.

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  • Why my workers comp checks stop coming after the last visit I had with my doctor

    I have been under medical treatment for more than 2 years my job terminated me 3 months after the accident , before 3 weeks ago I had the last appointment with my doctor where he discharged me with modified duty and after that workers comp stop s...

    Christian’s Answer

    Unfortunately, there is not enough information here to give you an informed decision. It depends on whether your employer accepted the claim fully, or did so through a temporary notice. You should contact an attorney right away!

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  • How do I get representation for a smaller comp case with complications that could be larger?

    While on the job I developed DeQuervains in my wrist AND tendonitis in my arm. I had a full physical 18 days before injury and was totally healthy! After 2 months of treatment& 2 shots in wrist I have limited range of motion in thumb and still hav...

    Christian’s Answer

    What you are describing is NOT a "smaller comp case." It is quite serious and needs proper management. I am not sure who you called, but anyone on this list would be happy to assist you. You should retain an attorney who specializes in workers compensation right awa .

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  • What can cause a wc settlement check not to come within 30 days?

    The c&r agreement was signed by the judge and circulated on 5/14/15. Still haven't received check.. is there any good reason that could delay payment? I waived my right to appeal the day of the c&r hearing.

    Christian’s Answer

    There are many reasons why a settlement check might not come timely. None of the are good, however. You should have been paid within about 10 days of the settlement hearing at the most - especially since you waived the appeal period. While many claims adjusters believe they have 30 days to pay, there is no support for this proposition in the law. I would contact your attorney right away to look into this or better yet, file a penalty petition.

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