My section8 case worker is not helpfully. She is very rude to me. I felt discrimination. I complained about her to her supervisor but nothing change. Is there any way I could change her? Thanks
This is not a workers compensation question. You may want to contact the legal aid society in your area for an answer to this question.See question
I was walking across the room when one of my fellow co-workers ran his jack into me, crushing my right foot crushing two of my toes and me with torn ligaments in my right foot.
The key is the marijuana did not cause the injury. Thus, this would not prevent a WC claim. On the other hand the employer can fire you for marijuana in your system on the job "if" the employer has a policy prohibiting that type of drug in your system. Most employers do have this type of policy. So, unless the injury totally disables you you will not get wage loss compensation. If you are released to light duty the employer will say he cannot hire you because he fired you for the drug violation. Thus, as long as the doctor has you "totally" out of work you can receive compensation for wage loss. Also, check with a Virginia WC lawyer using the AVVO find a lawyer tool on this site.See question
I had surgery 5 weeks ago on my shoulder. Turned out it was bursitis. I an still in physical therapy and not released yet by my dr but i have been offered a job and want to take it. i have been off work since march of 2015. I wasnt going to sue t...
I know your state changed its laws and made them more insurance company friendly. I know you can no longer take a WC case to court. You should talk to a an experienced WC lawyer in Tennessee. Even if you return to work, you may have a claim for permanent damage to your shoulder. You can use the AVVO find a lawyer tool to find a top rated lawyer.See question
I was at work and i was holding a board for our saw man and when he went to cut the board the skill saw kicked back and roll over my hand it cut off my left index finger completely and almost lost my middle finger
This involves two different claims. One is for loss of two fingers. Another is loss of ability to work. For the second claim it may be important whether your left hand was your dominant hand. Certainly loss of an index finger affects one's ability to grip items. You need to consult with an experienced Alabama WC lawyer. The amount of your pre-injury wages will also be a determine factor. The loss of ability to do future work may be more important than the damage award for the loss of the fingers. You can use the AVVO find a lawyer tool to find an attorney.See question
I was working as a janitor in the high security part of the prison and lifted a juice container off of a food cart to take up stairs when I felt something in my back. the next day I went to medical and was back and forth with them for about 4 to 6...
As a prisoner you were probably not an employee since you were earning no wages so this probably is not covered under the WC Acr unless the state of Texas allows prisoners to claim they are employees. You may have a claim under the Texas State Tort Claim law; however, this may require a negligent act by the state of Texas that caused your injury. Check with a Texas lawyer who does both WC and Personal Injury. You can use the AVVO find a lawyer tool.See question
There is literally one panel doctor in the field in which I need to be seen. The doctor is five hours away from my home and I a limited to 2 hours driving by my doctor. My understanding is the appointment is lengthy and so I will need to go by pla...
Wow five hours is quite a distance for what appears to be a second opinion. You do indicate this is the "only" doctor in this particular field. Yes, if that is the case, you need to contact the adjuster immediately to discuss the transportation issue. I have had the insurance companies fly my clients to appointments. It is not often done but it can be arranged. Also, contact a WC lawyer in your state. You can use the AVVO find a lawyer tool.See question
I 'm a truck driver and fell off of the flatbed trailer while delivering and was knocked out. for how long I don't remember. I don't recall the accident . I woke up in an ambulance on the way to the hospital . I suffered a head concussion and bru...
"I fell off the truck and was knocked out" is your statement of the accident. You don't indicate what caused the fall. In my state of Virginia you would have to prove the "cause of the fall" from the truck to have a valid claim. You need to discuss this with a WC lawyer in your state. A noted Concussion doctor once told me at a seminar that 95% of the time people recover from a simple concussion without complications. As you may know many football players have their "bell rung" and have no further problems. Of course, repeated concussions can be a problem. You can use the AVVO find a lawyer tool to discuss this with a WC lawyer in your state. If this is a "good job" and if you have recovered from the concussion with no problems, you may not want fight your employer for this vacation.See question
A short time before my worker comp hearing i realized another patients page containing derogatory test results was mixed in with results said to be mine and saw that the next doctor for the ins carrier had also refefenced these results in his fin...
This sounds like a miscarriage of justice. if the other person's records were relied upon in the decision, then you would have a great issue for an appeal. You need to consult a Texas WC lawyer to review that decision. You can use the AVVo find a lawyer tool.See question
will I still get a workers comp settlement for for bicep tendonesis? I was injured Oct 2014. Applied for ss disability in Dec 2014. My letter says benefits start. Sept 2015. I've had one surgery already and I have another one for MUA this week.
When you are on WC and qualify for SSDI, things become complicated. First, your monthly SSDI check may be reduced if that payment overlaps with the receipt of weekly WC checks. Second, when you are found disabled for SSDI, you qualify for Medicare 29 months after the date you are found disabled. Third, if you are on Medicare or eligible for Medicare, then Medicare does not want your injury related bills dumped on Medicare. So, Medicare may demand that any WC settlement first be submitted to its agency, CMS. If the settlement protects Medicare's interests, then CMS will approve the settlement. You will be well-advised to consult with an attorney who is well-versed in WC and SSDI matters. I base this opinion on 35 years of WC and SSDI practice in Virginia.See question
What does this mean , I had no input at hearing from ve judge later asked evidence from one. And ve response was even though I met a listing. I could work?
If you met or equaled an Impairment Listing that should have been the end of the inquiry. This is Step 3 of the inquiry. The inquiry should stop there. Perhaps, the judge wanted to obtain vocational evidence because the judge had not reviewed the entire medical file and wanted to take vocational evidence just in case the file indicated you did not meet or equal an Impairment Listing.See question