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  • Workers comp benefits

    Does workers comp ins company incur a fine or something if my weekly benefit check did not come in this week? I have been getting them by friday or saturday but have not came in this week

    Ryan’s Answer

    Unfortunately no but could be the start of game playing

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  • Passenger Can't get treatment for injuries from car accident, should I get a lawyer? Gap in treatment of injuries 3 months?

    I am passenger in car accident that happened in September. I was taken in ambulance to hospital on the scene. I went to the ER twice because of the pain and had to follow up with a doctor. I could not follow up with the doctor because I didn't ha...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Potentially yes as to both your questions. There are some doctors that will advance their medical treatment on a lien basis. 3 months can hurt but is not the be all end all. Don't let gap get any bigger. Consult a personal injury attorney to discuss options.

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  • I have an impairment rating on my back for 13%. (Whole body impairment 13%). Should I resolve claim with full & final release?

    I have a low average weekly wage from my employer. Therefore, I am afraid if I close the claim, then future medical problems will not be addressed due to the low settlement value.

    Ryan’s Answer

    Ken is correct in all aspects. Take advance of s consultation with a local lawyer to discuss all issues

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  • Once the settlement check is issued and signed to be held in the trust do the settlement documents go back to the opposing side?

    I settled my case on October 3, with my employer via my attorney. November 11 the opposing side sent the check which I signed and was told by my attorney it was required by law to sit in his trust for 10 days. When I called him on the tenth day fo...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Yes, it goes back to other side. There is a $25 filing fee so it goes back to them to sign and pay that.

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  • What should i do?

    i was hurt at work and workers comp sent me back to work with restrictions until further notice when i see the back specialist but i still Cant work what should i do?

    Ryan’s Answer

    I normally recommend my clients to at least try it. That way you can say you can or cannot do the job. Then ask employer for different job. If still cannot do then go back to doctor and see if you can get out of work note. Inks suggest taking advantage of a free consult with a local workers comp lawyer.

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  • Is $12,900 an acceptable worker's comp offer for 11% total lower extremity impairment rating?

    Ankle injured while at work. I now have a plate and 5 screws in my left ankle with an 11% total lower extremity impairment rating. I am a RN but currently work a "desk" job with minimal running around. However, should I choose to leave this compan...

    Ryan’s Answer

    I don't know that any lawyer on here will give you that answer on here. The reason is because we have not lived with your case and it sounds very significant (given the hardware, etc). Much depends on your weekly check amount. Generally speaking the leg is worth a total of 195 weeks if it were lost completely. 11% of 195 equals 21.45 weeks of compensation. What is your weekly check amount?

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  • What should I do even with a lawyer?

    If I have say injured my hip and I am still having a problem with the injured area, even 3 weeks after the injury occurred what should I do if I still walk right even though the drs cant seem to find anything wrong with the injured area? I have ha...

    Ryan’s Answer

    If you have a lawyer then ask the lawyer. Also, it may depend on which doctors and/or what type of docs are saying you are fine. Fine doesn't always mean fine...it may mean that there is no surgery for you.

    Let me know about the doctors

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  • What should I do if im under workers comp and I still have lost wages..?

    The injury was not my fault.

    Ryan’s Answer

    Take advantage of a free consultation with a workers comp lawyer. The meeting is free, private and you can get all of your questions answered. Generally speaking, under workers comp law if you are totally out of work or on restricted duty that your employer cannot accommodate then you are entitled to 2/3 of your weekly wage. Weekly wage is your pre tax amount. So if you were making $600 before your accident you would get a weekly check of $400. If you could provide more specifics about your question then I'm happy to answer further.

    Fault had nothing to do with comp. it is a "no fault" system.

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  • Restrictions

    Went to see workers comp dr who diagnosed me with work related cervical radiculapathy and stated i may be a surgical candidate. He released me to return to work with every restriction on the paper checked off which means theres no way my employer ...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Yes but whether they agree to start benefits is another story. If you are written out of work or have restrictions that the employer can not accommodate then they "should" start a weekly check. Your check amount will be 66 2/3 of you average weekly wage. So if you average $600 per week before taxes the. Your check would be $400 by way of example.

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