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Zack Hendon

Zack Hendon’s Answers

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  • Back Surgery / Workers Comp

    I might have to have surgery done on my back. I have two herniated disc (mid/low back) with annual tear spinal stenosis & DDD I've had 3 injections already with NO improvement. If have to have surgery, but choose not to, will that DECREASE my sett...

    Zack’s Answer

    Not having surgery will not necessarily decrease the value. There are a number of factors that go into it. Also you could always change your mind and decide to have it later. A good workers' comp attorney could go over these factors with you.

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  • I was getting workman comp then I get a letter saying it was suspened because I can go back to work but I don't fill any better

    this is the state of ga job they fired me after the acident I was not the driver I have gotten workman comp for 18 month and just got a letter

    Zack’s Answer

    Company doctor probably said you can return to work without restriction. You need a lawyer to help you get to a better doctor.

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  • Workers Comp Question...

    I've had a claim going for back injury for five months now, and within those five months, I've had t 3 different claim adjusters, and two different supervisors over my case. Just wondering if that's normal, and WHY do they keep changing the claim...

    Zack’s Answer

    It is normal. Insurance companies are dysfunctional organizations that do not always do things that make sense. They fire adjusters that are too fair and other adjusters quit often because they cannot stand their pig-headed bosses. Don't get me wrong--they are going to try to screw you over in the near future but not by changing adjusters.

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  • If I have reached MMI can I ask for a trial for settlement.

    Had a knee repair in 2012.

    Zack’s Answer

    I agree with the above answers. If you have an attorney, the insurer will usually agree to mediate the case which is like a mini informal hearing where the parties can agree to settle for a specific amount.

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  • Can I ask for copies of my own medical records throughout the course of my open worker's compensation claim?

    I would like to request copies of my own records from the doctor's office. Is this possible?

    Zack’s Answer

    As others have said -- Yes. After getting the complete set, each time you go to the doctor ask for the previous visit note. They will be more likely to give you one page at a time without charging you.

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  • Ime....workers comp

    What are some reasons the workers comp would set up IME'S ??

    Zack’s Answer

    To get a lower PPD rating; to try to persuade the ATP to put you on light duty or full duty so they can reduce or cut off your benefits; to persuade the ATP that disability is no longer work related; to deny medical without getting hit with attorney fees; and like the others said to basically screw you over. If your next question was going to be --do you need an attorney, the answer is yes.

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  • I hurt my back at work. Now I am on workers comp. The doctor said light duty. I cant work because of the pain. Do I have a case?

    I have been going to doctor and therapy appointment. Pain is not going away. Doctor has me on light duty. I trid to work light duty but the pain is unbearable. I not getting paid and my family are suffering with lost of income. Want to find out ...

    Zack’s Answer

    Yes you have a case but just need an attorney to help you pursue it.

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  • Is he trying to get over & should I seek a lawyer?

    Due to a Workman's comp incident at work, the adjuster informed me that I would receive my hourly rate times 3 months of pay $8280.00. Now he's saying that only my medical bills ($3100.00) are being paid for which is less of the total amount of th...

    Zack’s Answer

    Sounds like the adjuster is making stuff up as she goes. You need to call an attorney ASAP.

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  • Workers Comp...

    I was injured at work, was referred out to a surgeon following my MRI results. WC scheduled me with and physician instead who is giving me injections instead. Can I refuse the injections based off the fact that they are not FDA approved?? I don't ...

    Zack’s Answer

    Certainly if something is not FDA approved you can refuse it. You can likewise refuse any invasion procedure because of the risk associated with such procedures. You should contact an attorney because you may have certain options available to you right now that only a workers comp attorney will be able to advise you on.

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  • Do I need a lawyer? I've fallen twice at work because of phone and scanner cords. W/C now wants to be at next appt. with MD.

    First fall was over a year ago, landed hard on my left hip. I was ok after rest, rehab and flexirl until last November when I started have tingling and numbness in my legs. I called my facilities W/C rep and she had to reopen my case in order to g...

    Zack’s Answer

    The other attorneys are right. You have the right to kick the nurse case manager off the file and you should do so. You should also hire an attorney right away.

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