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  • I need another workers comp attorney...

    I have serious back injuries, I've had an attorney for a month now. He HAS NOT come forward to the insurer/ employer that I'm represented. He says he likes to "stay in the background" until i get a surgery date. However, i don't know what in doi...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Call you attorney and speak with him. He has his reasons. The other attorneys in here just want your case. If you are honest and upfront with your attorney about your feelings you will likely get honest/upfront answers.

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  • I exhausted my FMLA, because I'm still dealing with health issues, My employer terminated me, What are my options?

    I was granted FMLA in Sept 2014, I'm still unable to go back to work because of medical issues I'm having due to a hernia surgery. I contracted a infection after surgery and ended with abdominal wounds, that are not completed healed. I contacted...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Did you suffer your hernia injury while at work? If so, you may have a number of options. I would contact an attorney in Avvo to discuss your options.

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  • Do I need a Workers Comp Lawyer

    I was hurt at work in April 2013, workers comp paid for PT, Injections, surgery, etc. Surgery in March 2014 left me pain free but unable to perform duties in construction work. I am still under doctors care, and the company I work for has been hin...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Obtaining counsel now will make the road ahead much easier. You should call an experienced workers compensation attorney today. We offer free consultations.

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  • Can I fire my lawyer after the insurance company made the first offer and deal with the insurance company myself

    Because I feel like this will take longer now that they made and offer and my atternay didn't take it my medical bills where 6.640 the insurance company first offer was 12,000

    Nicholas’s Answer

    I always encourage clients to work things out with their current counsel. Request a meeting to sit down and discuss with your attorney. Sometimes you are able to work out the outstanding issues, sometimes you are not. Is this a workers compensation claim?

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  • The company I used work must have work's compensation insurance coverage.

    However, they did not. I got back injury while I was delivering merchandises. However, I was fired after three days I got incident. I already contacted a lawyer but they found they do not have it and withdrew from representation. Do I need to file...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Sometimes you have to dig a little deeper to find the coverage. Do you know the name of the company you were working for? Could they also be a subcontractor for a larger general contractor?

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  • Bonus payout in Georgia

    I work for a company that pays quarterly bonus in Georgia, the end of the 2nd quarter as June 2014, I recently resigned my position and they are trying to get me to sign some document that will make me unable to work in my profession for 1 year. ...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    The other attorneys are correct. If it is an earned bonus, aka a bonus that you are to receive for work already preformed. Then it cannot be withheld and they cannot make you sign a non-compete. I would suggest contacting an attorney.

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  • What i can do about missing a issue after being released from workers comp

    I told them several times about a pain in chest and around back, was told they were only dealing with shoulder and knee injury, I had numbness and pain in chest the whole time. they always said it was either not related or was because of shoulder....

    Nicholas’s Answer

    If you complained a about the back pain during your workers comp case you may be able to reopen the claim. However, if the last medical treatment you had was over a year ago you might run into problems.

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  • Employment injury- i hurt my arm at my job told the GM about it - they ddint seem to care and i went to dr. Can i be fired?

    I cut my arm with the register and made a 4 inch cut on my back of hand so i went to dr to get it checked . i needed stitch, A. Do my job have to pay . B can i get fired . this is the second injury i have this month first one the freezer do...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    No. They cannot fire you because of an on the job injury. However, I suggest you call an experienced workers comp attorney to see what benefits you may be entitled to. They are obligated to pay for your medical treatment and for the time you missed from work. Most of us offer free consultations.

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  • I am the owner of my own company and was injured on the job - can I file against my company work men's comp policy?

    I own the company and was injured on the job can I file on my own company's work comp?

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Tricky question. Usually the owner is excluded. However, your policy could say otherwise. It would be best to have a workers compensation attorney take a look at the policy. Most of us offer free consultations.

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  • Ins company waited 65 days to controvert case is there not a time limit to do this in ga

    they refuse to pay my time i been out of work had to to have neck surgery now not wanting to pay hosp. bills is can hey do this

    Nicholas’s Answer

    In Georgia, they have 81 days to controvert the case. However, this is by no means the end of the road. Especially if you have neck surgery. I would call an experienced workers compensation attorney immediately. Most of us offer free consultations.

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