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  • When should contact a workers compensation attorney?

    On August 16,2015 about 2:15 am I had broken my right ankle assisting on a teardown of a ride. I was told to put weight on it while another person tried to put a 3-3 1/2 inch pin into it so it would not move during transport, when I was told to my...

    Bobby’s Answer

    Workers comp lawyers generally give free consultations. It will not cost you anything to talk to one. So get a free consultation immediately so you can find out about your rights and obligations. And you need to make sure your claim is filed properly, too.

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  • What can my lawyer do if my doctor released me back to work without restrictions prior to surgery?

    My previous doctor had my restricted from 60hr work weeks to 40hrs work weeks. My employer didn't want to accommodate this and put me on a medical leave until I could return to work without restrictions. I saw a different doctor on my own outside ...

    Bobby’s Answer

    Has your medical condition or symptoms improved? In my experience doctors will change their minds about surgery after more information becomes available to them. Your own lawyer is going to be the best person to address your questions and concerns.

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  • Workman's comp

    I was advised by a lawyer to contact a lawyer who is a member of "WILG" to discuss my case with ! Now I need to know what "WILG" is & which lawyers are members of this organization ! any help would be greatly appreciated ! Thank you

    Bobby’s Answer

    Www.wilg.org WILG is a national association of workers' compensation lawyers. Their web site has a "find a lawyer" feature or directory. The lawyer probably suggested WILG because the lawyers who belong are generally highly experienced workers' comp lawyers who do good work for their clients.

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  • Denial of workers compensation

    I injured my shoulder by hitting a Mirror from climbing up into a motor grader my workers compensation was denied because they said it did not cover hitting a stationary item which I don't think a Mirror is a stationary item because this mirror ...

    Bobby’s Answer

    Yes, you will need to get yourself a good work comp lawyer who practices in Virginia. That reason for denial also seems bogus to me. Get a lawyer and contest the denial.

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  • I already have a comp lawyer but I am not happy with the service can I drop him and get another lawyer? It has been 25 weeks.

    I got the ok for surgery 5 weeks ago but still no surgery date and no comp checks.

    Bobby’s Answer

    You can always change lawyers. You are only entitled to comp checks if you are disabled from working. If the carrier has approved surgery, it is up to the doctor's office (not the lawyer) to schedule it. Sounds like the doctor's staff may have dropped the ball on that. Changing lawyers may delay things further due to the new lawyer having to obtain file materials and get up to speed on your case. Your best approach may be to contact the doctor's office about a surgery date, and talking to existing lawyer about your other questions and concerns. If the lawyer has not been told your concerns, he has no way of knowing them.

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  • Do i need a workman comp lawyer

    I was injured during a store robbery at closing. I received an concussion requiring 6 staples, whiplash, chest shoulder and neck contussions, I now have ptsd and ulnar nerve displacement, cluster headaches and receive nerve block shots for my ne...

    Bobby’s Answer

    Of course they want to settle. That is cheaper than actually taking care of you like they are supposed to be doing! Yes, you should talk to a good workers' comp lawyer. In NC, our State Bar certifies experts as "Board Certified Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law." Google that for the directory. There are a couple of them practicing in Wilmington. They will give you a free consultation. Get at least one free consult from a specialist lawyer before you even discuss settlement. If you were my client, based on what you posted, I would discourage you from pursuing settlement at this time, and instead I would put my efforts into forcing the carrier to take care of you. Your injuries are serious and potentially long lasting. Make the insurance company do what it is supposed to do! Then, after your injuries and PTSD/concussion are well controlled, think about settling.

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  • In nc is there a minimum amount someone can take a person to small claims court for.

    A friend borrowed money from his employer and was recently terminated. He says it has to be over $200.00 to be able to take him to court. I was wondering whether that was true or not.

    Bobby’s Answer

    I don't think there is a minimum. There is a filing fee and the cost of getting the suit served on the Defendant by the Sheriff. Those costs may mean that it does not make economic sense to sue.

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  • Workmans Comp

    What is the reprecussion if you just give up and don't see doctors anymore or follow Dr orders and you don't want to be paid by the carrier anymore I only want to return to work and get away from this Is there any legal repercussions if I just...

    Bobby’s Answer

    If you are willing to walk away from the claim, why not get paid for doing so? Settle the case on a full and final basis. A workers' comp lawyer can help you figure out a reasonable settlement amount. If you are willing to drop it, there is no reason why you should not be paid a settlement for doing so. Just don't tell the other side that you are thinking about dropping the claim!

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  • How do I fight the mess created by SB863?

    I and some other co-workers of mine have been caught in a lot of BS as of the result of California's Workers Compensation system. I am tired of just watching and waiting and want to take some action and see if democracy really works. Any suggestio...

    Bobby’s Answer

    Elect different people to your state legislature, maybe?

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  • Should I just settle already ?

    I am currently waiting for an AME but I'm just tired of waiting and waiting for just one more evaluation. I understand that an AME is needed to build a permanent disability case but all I really want is to get over all this. I'd rather just settl...

    Bobby’s Answer

    If you need an AME to build your case, what kind of settlement do you think you can negotiate with an "un-built" case?

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