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Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
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  • Is it legal for an employer to hold out of my paycheck each week for workman comp insurance?

    This is in N.C. and he holds out $40 a week. He is from India.

    Bobby’s Answer

    No. If you are an employee in NC that is against the law.

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  • My wife has a work related back injury that the workers comp doctor thinks is only half a work related injury. He is

    willing to treat one set of symptoms, but insists that my wife use her insurance to treat the other half of the back pain. Is there a way for her to use her own health insurance on the part that the WC doctor believes was not work related? If so...

    Bobby’s Answer

    If the workers' comp insurance company has denied liability for a condition, the health insurance should be willing to pay for that. But you should talk to a workers' comp lawyer. It may be possible to get it all covered by comp.

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  • I am involved in a workman comp case atm. i broke my back while lifting objects at work in 2014. I am currently 24 years of age

    i have been denied surgery, and have had a 2nd opinion from a dr that says there is no need for surgery. I have been unable to work since Aug of 2014 when my primary dr on the case took me out. i have lost over half of my mobility and in constant ...

    Bobby’s Answer

    The workers' comp law is only concerned with "disability" which is whether you can work or not. If you cannot work due to the injury, then you are entitled to more benefits than if you can work. Based on a 30% PPD rating to the back (90 weeks), and a prediction of $60k settlement value, you must be able to work. If you aren't then ask your lawyer to recalculate. But the activities of daily life that are impaired don't really count in the disability analysis. It is all about whether you can work, and earn your pre-injury wages.

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  • Can I personally sue the claim manager handling my workers compensation claim?

    The person handling my workers compensation claim is neglectful to say the least. I have been injured for over 2 years and she refuses to provide me with any assistance to get better. She's also be unprofessional, rude, and blatantly irresponsible...

    Bobby’s Answer

    Why would you expect a work comp adjuster to care about you? The adjuster has no duty or obligation to the injured worker. The adjuster's job is to save money for the insurance carrier and your employer. You need an aggressive local workers' compensation lawyer on your side. You can search for one here on AVVO. Get yourself a good lawyer. A lawyer should be able to solve some of these problems.

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  • Do I need to switch attorney

    Since I have been taken out of work by my doctor which was about 6 or 7 weeks ago. I have not been receiving steady workers comp payments. I've only received 3 weeks worth after I was able to get in contact with my attorney and he talked to the ot...

    Bobby’s Answer

    Those are typical problems in workers' comp cases. You need an aggressive lawyer to solve those problems. Talk to your lawyer about what he can do to get the issues resolved.

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  • A contractor that gets workman's comp deducted from submitted invoices

    I do auto accessories installation as a contractor from a company in Illinois for about six months. There has been workman's comp deductions from my checks... thinking I had no insurance information I asked for it and asked why the contractors a...

    Bobby’s Answer

    Sounds like they are deducting workers' comp insurance premiums from your pay because they have classified you as a contractor rather than an employee.

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  • Can I quit my job while on workers comp?

    I've recently been injured while on duty and have been receiving treatment for my injury but my employer has been making my work situation mentally exhausting and has been purposely scheduling me to work when I have physical therapy. I have not he...

    Bobby’s Answer

    In most states, quitting the job will be a big mistake. Why don't you try to get a work note from your doctor that says you must attend therapy when it is scheduled? Then give a copy to the employer. Then figure out who the best local workers' comp lawyer is and hire that person to represent your interests.

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  • What do you do if lawyers reject your case because the person who injured you is uninsured?

    and you have alot of damages.

    Bobby’s Answer

    I suspect you could offer to pay the lawyer an hourly rate to pursue the case for you. Then someone may be interested in taking the case.

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  • I need a lawyer to tell if I have a case and what kind of lawyer I will need. I have been to 7 lawyers who all tell no.

    I have been through 6 attorneys and everyone says I have a case, but won't take it because it involves Collier County Work Release. I was on work release for 4 1/2 months. I hurt my back and told the officer every weekend that it hurt. No report...

    Bobby’s Answer

    Based on what you posted I see two significant obstacles for your case: medical causation linking your "injury" to work may not exist, and how much are your damages? how is a lawyer going to get paid? You are not entitled to a free lawyer (or any lawyer) on a work comp case. Your claim has to be economically viable for a lawyer to take it. Good luck. Keep looking.

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  • Can our friend sue this doctor for malpractice?

    A lifelong friend of my husband went to the emergency room 2 days ago due to severe pain and stiffness in his neck. He couldn't move his head at all but the doctor toldhim it was just a "crick" in his neck and sent him home. no tests, no meds, or ...

    Bobby’s Answer

    It may be a lot more complicated than you think. It is hard to imagine that everyone who saw him in the ER on the first visit would miss the signs and symptoms of a stroke.

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