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Philip Scott Hedrick

Philip Hedrick’s Answers

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  • Workers comp

    I live in North Carolina. The company I work for is based in South Carolina. The majority of our work is in North Carolina with some in South Carolina. I was injured on the job while working in North Carolina. My workers comp claim was denied. Do ...

    Philip’s Answer

    I'm sorry you're dealing with this difficult situation. Issues, like the one you're facing, can be some of the most complex in the area of WC law. Your injury occurred in NC, thus NC has jurisdiction. However SC may also have jurisdiction and you may also be able to file there. I suggest you start by filing in NC.

    I would strongly advise you to speak with a WC lawyer in your area of NC to get a complete answer. Many of us offer free consultations. Please feel free to follow up with additional comments or questions. Good Luck.

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  • Arbitration settlement was agreed by both parties. How do I enforce the settlement?

    An arbitration was held 6 months ago between 3 lawyers, my attorney and defendant attorney where by there was an agreement established between the two parties. I would like to know how to enforce this agreement.

    Philip’s Answer

    First, I think it is important to note that you should seek the advice of your attorney or new counsel in your jurisdiction. I'm not licensed in your state. In most states an arbitration award can be converted into a judgment for enforcement if need be. However you have provided very limited information and again I suggest you speak with your attorney.

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  • After signing a settlement can I change my mind if I feel I'm was under duress and my attorney was dishonest

    My attorney is dishonest

    Philip’s Answer

    In most jurisdictions a properly executed mediated settlement agreement is binding. However I suggest that you consult your attorney and if you are not satisfied, be honest with your attorney and seek another lawyer from your state.

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  • Mediation in Oklahoma

    If I cannot agree to settle for an amount of money and terms in private mediation because, it is not agreeable, can the Judge force my case into any kind of default judgment or some kind of judgment where, he decides what he thinks my case is wort...

    Philip’s Answer

    Mediation is usually a step taken before going to court. Often the court orders the mediation. A local lawyer will have to answer if there are any exceptions, but generally speaking the case should move on to trial if you do not settle at mediation. I suggest you consult an Oklahoma attorney.

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  • Workers' comp denied

    i hurt my back at work and my claim denied. i have been foing to doctor on my own, and they give me light duty restrictions for a long time now. my company doesn't have light duty work, so im still working for them but im out of work with no pay...

    Philip’s Answer

    I agree with Kevin Bunn's advise. You will need to request a hearing before the Industrial Commission while continuing medical care and your job search. I strongly suggest you seek the advice of a Board Certified Worker's Compensation Specialist.

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  • Can workers comp take my settlement for pain and suffering ?

    In a car accident in employers vehicle other vehicle was at fault and had no insurance I was a passenger, my employers workers comp was responsible for medical bills and know the adjustor has offered me a settlement and he works for the same insur...

    Philip’s Answer

    I agree with Shawn Howard's answer, and add that this a complex area of law. I strongly suggest that you consult an attorney.

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  • Find a lawyer

    where can i find a federal lawyer for a work injury in north carolina any advice?

    Philip’s Answer

    You can also try Andrew Hanley - 910-762-9711, Wilmington NC

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  • I have 2 wc claime I need help

    Yes I do have 2 wc claim I have hard wer in my ankle and herniated disc i wanna to remove the hard wer but doctor tall me it not in option before I have to dell with my back and the surgeon doctor hi tall me hi cant do the surgery it not working ...

    Philip’s Answer

    I'm sorry you're dealing with this difficult situation. Issues, like the one you're facing, can be some of the most complex in the area of workers' compensation law. Unfortunately, I am not a Mass lawyer and much more information about your individual situation will be required in order to provide a helpful answer. I would strongly advise you to speak with a workers' compensation lawyer in your area. Many of us offer free consultations. Please feel free to follow up with additional comments or questions.

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  • L & I case closure-should we try to keep it open?

    My husband is 28 years old and hurt himself on the job 3 years ago. He herniated a disc in his lower back. Since then he has had back surgery twice. He still has nerve pain daily and any little thing can send him into a week or more in bed (last t...

    Philip’s Answer

    I'm sorry you're dealing with this difficult situation. Issues, like the one you're facing, can be some of the most complex in the area of workers' compensation law. Unfortunately, I am not a Washington lawyer and much more information about your individual situation will be required in order to provide a helpful answer. I would strongly advise you to speak with a workers' compensation lawyer in your area. Many of us offer free consultations. Please feel free to follow up with additional comments or questions.

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  • A long after 1-601 approved to get any news from nvc

    Waiting in Mexico

    Philip’s Answer

    I would strongly advise you to speak with a workers' compensation lawyer in your area. Many of us offer free consultations. Please feel free to follow up with additional comments or questions.

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