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  • What should I tell a potential new employer about my workers comp claim

    I filed a workers comp claim for carpel tunnel last year, had surgery,got a small settlement,had to resign from my job. Now I am looking for a new job. Should I tell potential employers about my claim? Can my previous employer tell them about m...

    Gerald’s Answer

    If you "want" a new job don't volunteer this information. On the other hand you should lie if directly asked about it.

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  • My employer agreed to handle my wc claim but I waited a long time to decide, wc claim is still open, can I accept it now

    in Sept 2014, my employer's atty. agreed to my wc claim. I did receive an "acceptance letter". I spent a lot of time deciding whether to go forward with my claim or not. the reason I needed to address this is because I live in an "at-will" state,...

    Gerald’s Answer

    If your injury is significant you may want to pursue this. On the other hand if your injury is not significant then you may want to work this out to keep your job. Unfortunately, employers seem to find a legal way to fire people who have been injured on their jobs. You also may want a Layer.

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  • Once workers comp settlements are deposited into savings account can it be levied on?

    Should account be in childrens, names so it cldn't be levied on?

    Gerald’s Answer

    You should talk to a creditors rights attorney. Normally workers compensation proceeds are protected by law. The issue you have is whether they are still protected after deposit. Talk to an attorney about this as soon as possible.

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  • Iam looking for a experienced federal workmans comp attorney. Anyone out there?

    I'm in Utah and need help with federal workers comp. My case is very complex. I need to find a attorney that knows about this as it is not the same as the state workmans comp.

    Gerald’s Answer

    You may need to look in the Washington DC area. You may not be able to find anyone in Utah who does federal workers compensation cases. Try the AVVO attorney tool finder.

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  • Am I eligible for medicare and social security tax exemption?

    I came to usa on F-1 visa and graduated from dental school in may 2014 .I am on OPT period and working as a dentist since july 2014.I do have my employement authorization card.

    Gerald’s Answer

    I agree this is not a social security issue.

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  • Where can i find help with welding fume injury?

    I welded fIr 35 years,at 57 I have all the symptoms of Parkinson decease, COPD, Neuropathy,clinical depression,anxiety disorder And now I can't even

    Gerald’s Answer

    You have many medical problems. They may or may not be due to your work. You need to talk to a WC lawyer in your state to see if there is any remedy under your state's WC laws. Unfortunately, the situation you describe is going to be difficult to prove is caused by your work.

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  • Can my worker's comp case can be reopen for a settlement?

    Alot of medical terms I dont understand So I requested most of the medical files of myself and hopefully finding an attorney that would tale my case

    Gerald’s Answer

    You need to provide more information. Also, you may just want to consult a WC lawyer in your area. This may be too complicated for this forum.

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  • I was layed- off for being hurt

    was injured in October 2014 I spent 5 1/2 months on light duty I have been scheduled for surgery in May the workmans comp have been dragging their feet and now my company said we don't know if or when I will be able to assume my regular duties so ...

    Gerald’s Answer

    Normally, the employer has to find you a light duty job or its WC insurance company has to pay you compensation for missed time at work. If you are not getting WC benefits find a WC lawyer immediately.

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  • I had sustained a injury to my very a bar are on Nov 2013 im wondering if there are attorneys for workman's comp

    I had sustained a injury to my 4th and 5th vertebrate my co worker who was on a ladder had dropped at 15 lb box on my neck. I was drug tested he never was. I felt this was discrimination and that he should have token a lower paying job instead of...

    Gerald’s Answer

    The general rule is you "cannot" sue your employer or fellow employee for an injury caused by a fellow employee's negligence provided your employer provides workers compensation coverage. I am fairly sure Walmart provides this coverage. So, your sole remedy is workers' compensation. Talk to a WC lawyer in your state. Use the AVVO lawyer finder tool.

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  • Do I need a lawer?

    I am 23 years old was injured at work herniated 2disks in my back at work and have been on workers comp for like six months while going threw multiple MRI. I am being paid about 200$ less than I was making working full time. I have been through tw...

    Gerald’s Answer

    You should consult a WC lawyer in your area. You may have a permanent problem. You can use the AVVO lawyer Finder.

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