My case has reached MMI status. I have asked for compromise and release from the insurance company but they ignores me. I had slip and fall last year and was diagnosed with head and neck contusion and a thoracic/lumbosacral contusion and acute lum...
The insurance company will only "settle" if it is in their best interests. So, if you are at MMI and not incurring medical expenses then having a lifetime medical award for your head, neck, and back may not be causing the insurance company any costs. If you are no longer treating then this is often the case. In that type of circumstance (no incurring ongoing medical expenses) the insurance company may not be willing to pay much to "settle" your case. You may want to talk to an experienced WC Lawyer about your situation. You can use the AVVO Find A Lawyer Tool. Most lawyers will give you a free consultation.See question
I work at a furniture store that is like a warehouse. A stray cat had gotten in and while I was working (fixing a chair leg) the cat attacked me by bitting and scratching me. I went to the E.R. the next day because my hand hurt so bad and ended up...
As a Virginia Workers Compensation lawyer, I can tell you the issue may be whether you were exposed to a risk of the employment. Or, were you exposed to a risk the public is equally exposed to. If the employer knew the car was in the building and did nothing about it then I think you could argue you were exposed to this "risk" due to the employer's neglect. You can consult a WC lawyer. You indicate you on an anti infection antibiotic for 3 days but it did nothing. Usually, this kind of infection clears up within a few days after being put on antibiotics. If it does it may not be a "big" enough claim for a lawyer to take your case. However, you should talk to a lawyer anyway.See question
My kids Grandfather died and my kids father receives ssi and now he tells me I can receive it to
I Agee. If the father gets SSI you cannot receive this unless you are disabled. Your kids cannot get SSI unless they are disabled.See question
I got injured my shoulder at the company that I worked for I had to have surgery and was placed on temporary disability, shortly after I returned to work under Doctors care and partly disability. lite duty I was terminated for working to slow.
Yes you probably can be terminated. However, you may have remedies. If you were terminated from a light duty job, then you can apply to be put back on temporary total disability (TTD). You would have to show (1) you are still on light duty due to your injury at work and (2) you have looked for light duty work under your work restrictions and have not been able to find work commensurate with your pre-injury salary. You may also be able to file for unemployment compensation. It is also possible if your company is large enough that the company may have violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In summary, you need to speak to an attorney immediately preferably someone who does both Virginia WC law and Virginia employment law. You can use the AVVO Find a Lawyer Tool to find a high-rated lawyer in Lynchurg, Virginia in each of these categories.See question
I am a handicapped person on disability for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. As part of my therapy, I go to a fitness center to do water exercise. On Friday evening, August 7, 2015, I went to the gym for this reason. After my water...
You have a difficult situation. You already suffered from fibromyalgia (which basically is pain without a diagnosis). You now claim you have additional aches. However, you indicate "it did not appear that I had any injuries needing me to go to the hospital" after this accident. Your only recourse is to get checked out immediately to see if you in fact do have any injuries from this August 7, 2015 incident (separate and apart from your fibromyalgia). If so, then you can talk to a personal injury lawyer about a possible claim against the fitness center. However, if you only have temporary bumps and bruises I don't think it will be worthwhile pursuing.See question
I was drive a company vehicle to get parts for the company when I'm not the person to do so, they have a driver for that. I'm just the cashier. My boss told me to go so I did. I got into an accident and totaled the vehicle. No one else was in the ...
Yes, you were at work. However, you fell asleep causing the accident. You need to consult a WC lawyer about this situation. Also, the insurance for the vehicle should cover any "authorized" driver of the vehicle. I don't know what you mean when you say you were not under their insurance. You may be in a pickle since you did cause the accident. You may have to choose between keeping your job or paying the deductible. You may want to consult also an attorney who handles car accidents to sort this out. If you have no injuries from the accident, then you may not have a WC claim.See question
I live in Va., injured in Tn. Never settled with medical got offers. But now have SSD, they are supposed to do MSA for Medicare, not doing it.
When you "settle" a WC case, Medicare "has" to be considered if you are on Medicare at the time of the settlement. However, you do not indicate if you were on Medicare at the time of settlement. If you were not on Medicare, then an MSA approved by Medicare may not have been set up in your case. You would need to talk to your lawyer in Tennessee who did this settlement.
If you got on Medicare long after this settlement, then perhaps it could be argued there does not need to be an MSA because Medicare was not an issue at the time of settlement but maybe it should have been. Again, contact your lawyer about this. If he won't talk to contact the Tennessee Bar Association.
Any WC settlement needs to consider Medicare implications.
he is on facebook with several profiles and has another child but maybe secretly giving support to the other child...
Your remedy is to get a child support order. Then, the judge can direct him to make child support payments. He may defend saying he has little or no income. Then it is up to judge to decide if he should or should not make payments even if he only gets an SSI check.See question
looking for a good lawyer
If the company is covering the injury and if there is no problem with your recovery and if there is no problem with permanency and if the company provides you a job after recovery then you may not need to talk to a lawyer. However, I had listed a number of "ifs" and you it doesnt hurt to go over this with a WC Lawyer in your area. You can use the AVVO Find A Lawyer Tool.See question
I was injured on the job in 2012 working for the Census Bureau, since I sustained no loss of limbs or function of those limbs I have not been able to retain a attorney in this matter. My diagnosed conditions are; subdural hemorrhage, sprain of ri...
Very few attorneys do Federal WC Cases because there is no settlement of these cases. Also, you have to pay the attorney his/her fee. Many attorneys will not take the risk that they will never be paid. I think the idea of just googling for the nearest Federal Workers' Compensation Lawyer is a good one. I think you should try this.See question