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Zack Hendon

Zack Hendon’s Answers

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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 ...

    Zack’s Answer

    I will tell you it is critical for you to speak with a workers comp attorney immediately. There are many on this site that will provide free consultations. Any attorney in GA that practices primarily workers comp can advise you. It is commendable that you want to find work that you can perform. However, you should not under any circumstances quit your present job. If you do you will be giving up valuable rights.

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  • Do I have a case?

    I work at SAMs club and I recently pulled my back and got a heniated disc for having to transfer h2o. I'm on workers comp but I have to miss work to go to appt and lose money I could be working for. There are 2 other coworkers who have done the sa...

    Zack’s Answer

    There are a number of questions I have for you. Did the doctor send you for an MRI which showed this herniated disc? How did you get to this doctor and is the panel of physicians valid? On the surface it sounds like you have a very good case. If you need surgery, you would be taken out of work and income benefits would be started. However, you are at a critical place in your case right now. You should talk to a GA workers' comp lawyer right away.

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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 ...

    Zack’s Answer

    How long you will be out is more of a medical question for your doctor to answer. There are a number of factors that will figure into this. One factor is the type of job you do. It will take a brick layer a lot longer to get back to work than it would a lawyer. You were smart to considering lawyering up. There are many things an experienced workers comp attorney can do to keep you from being taken advantage of by the system. You should call a workers comp attorney now--before proceeding with surgery.

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  • Workers Comp

    I'm having back posterior fusion in lumbar in February. My Supervisor and HR told me today to make sure all my paperwork for "Short-Term & Long Term disability was filled out before surgery. I thought that I get Workers Comp benefits while out of ...

    Zack’s Answer

    STD and LTD benefits may look attractive at first but applying for these could hurt your workers comp claim later. Most of the time these benefits are much easier to cut off than workers' comp benefits. You should talk to an experienced workers' comp attorney right away. Talking is free and you could gain valuable insight into the system.

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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.

    Zack’s Answer

    If owner had 3 or more employees, he was required to have WC. He may be lying to you. You should hire an experienced WC attorney to help you.

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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...

    Zack’s Answer

    Comp should cover this. Sounds like you have a great case.

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  • What do we do now? We can't make it on just my salary. Do we have rights and what are they in this situation?

    My husband was hurt on the job and the employer did not offer medical attention, a list of doctors or file a claim with workmans compensation for a month. When my husband went to his regular orthopedic doctor for his knees the doctor took one look...

    Zack’s Answer

    You need to hire an experienced workers comp attorney.

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  • My husband broke his back at work and while he was out on workmanship comp he was demoted and pay was cut. is that legal?

    He was demoted because of health issues yet the doctor has not released him or mentioned any type of impairment. Can I get loss of consortium

    Zack’s Answer

    Yes they can do that or even fire him. You cannot get loss of consortium. He still may have substantial rights that need protecting so he should contact an attorney immediately before he messes up his case.

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  • How do you request a settlement with workers comp?

    I had an on the job work injury in Jan. Im not sure the doctors that ive been assigned to are helping my injury. Im concerned with future or permenant problems if something isnt done. If I request a settlement, can i get my own treatment? And how ...

    Zack’s Answer

    You need an attorney. The insurer will not offer a fair settlement unless they are having to pay.

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  • Worker Compensation

    I've been injured, still reporting to work on light duty for 10 months now. My question is, how long do I have to actually file a claim and settle? Again, I haven't missed any work days, or received ANY benefits other than my medical treatments, b...

    Zack’s Answer

    You have one year to file a WC 14 under most circumstances. However, hiring an attorney can greatly enhance your case value.

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