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  • What can be done about me still pursuing my workers compensation claim because I am still injured?

    The lawyer that I chose to pursue my workers compensation claim has not been in touch with me for weeks and I can't get ahold of him.

    Nathan’s Answer

    Get a new lawyer if your current one won't talk to you. Before you totally give up on him or her though, I would recommend trying to get a sit down with them this week.

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  • Can I recover indeminity payments for being fired while on workers comp.

    Fired while on workers comp.

    Nathan’s Answer

    If you were already receiving disability benefits, there is a chance they will continue. If not, you can request them, but they will fight you on that. Big picture, if you are terminated while still dealing with a work injury, you need a lawyer ASAP because they have decided to play hardball. Call someone today.

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  • What are my legal rights if I quit to find work I can physically perform?

    I was injured on the job and now have a permanent disability that prevents me from doing my old job. My Doctor has released me back to work with restrictions that is supposed to have me off my feet. No lifting pushing pulling anything over 20 lbs ...

    Nathan’s Answer

    Get a lawyer before you get a new job. If you are out of work due to restrictions stemming from a work injury, you are entitled to disability benefits. A crucial piece of information employers frequently fail to mention. Call a workers' compensation attorney ASAP.

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  • Worker's comp

    I'm having an anterior l4 l5 fusion (interbody) surgery in a few weeks. I know this is a off the wall question..but how long, with your given experience, are people usually out of work for recovery from this type of surgery? I asked my Doctor how ...

    Nathan’s Answer

    You are right, it is time to meet with a lawyer. Your question about recovery time is primarily a medical one, so your doctor is the best resource on that. However, every person is different, and it remains to be seen if you will recover quickly or slowly, or if you will need further procedures. But, there are plenty of legal considerations you need to discuss with a lawyer. Reach out to one of the many good ones on this site, ASAP.

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  • Is including a resignation stipulation to a Workers' Compensation Stipulation and Agreement, legal/allowed?

    I'm in negotiations to settle my workers' comp claim. My employer wants me to resign my position as a stipulation, and the lawyer for the insurance company wants to add my resignation to the Stipulation and Agreement before sending it for State Bo...

    Nathan’s Answer

    Yes, it is allowed. Very few workers' comp cases settle without a resignation included in the deal.

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  • How do I get compensation for my injuries and medical bills, do I file a civil case or would a attorney represent me?

    I was injured at work due to the owner not fixing the cracked concrete per OSHA's ordes.My ankle is fractured, Im now hurt and the owner doesn't offer workmans comp. Or medical insurance. My medical expenses are starting to add up.

    Nathan’s Answer

    I agree with Michael. Your employer not "offering" workers' compensation is not the question. The question is whether he has coverage for it, and if so, you deserve to be covered under it. Get a lawyer before you go any further.

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  • Co-worker negligently injured me. Workers' comp is denying claim. HELP!

    I was at work when a co-worker was expressing frustration. He threw a ladder into the air and it landed on my right knee. I reported it to my employer and we filed a report. The ladder busted my right knee pretty good. Doctor said I need surge...

    Nathan’s Answer

    Whenever workers' comp denies anything, you really don't have a choice other than to call a lawyer. Do that ASAP.

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  • Do I need a workman compensation attorney for slip and fall on the job?

    I work for a hospital and the janitor mopped the floor and did not put a sign up and I therefore fell and suffered injury to both knees. I took 2 months of therapy and still have pain. I need legal advice as to how to proceed with my case.

    Nathan’s Answer

    Call and make an appointment with a lawyer. The consultation is free.

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  • Aggravated a preexisting injury on the job, what are my rights?

    Had a pre-existing injury that was resolved with therapy. After driving back and forth out of state, I was back in my doctor's office with pain. I reported it to my employer but my manager told me that I was" just finding excuses." The more I comp...

    Nathan’s Answer

    Anytime workers' comp denies your request for treatment, you really have no choice but to seek a lawyer. You are dealing with difficult problem. This is an aggravation injury, which means insurance will often deny on the basis of a preexisting condition. You are also describing a progressive condition, rather than an accidental injury, which again, is very frequently denied by workers' comp. All this to say, you need to find a lawyer asap. There are a lot of good ones on this site. Reach out to someone.

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  • Do I need a workers comp lawyer?

    I fell on a wet mat at the plant where I work and broke both bones in my wrist. I had surgery last week to put in a plate and screws. WC is very slow paying and very hard to deal with. I doubt I will ever be able to return to operating that heavy...

    Nathan’s Answer

    Yes. Contact one of the good WC attorneys on this site. Good luck.

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