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Zack Hendon

Zack Hendon’s Answers

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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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  • Workers comp...

    I just had an injection in my back last Wednesday, the Doctor gave me 2 days off work. Does workers comp have to pay me for those two days?

    Zack’s Answer

    There is a 7 day waiting period before payments must begin. If you have already been disabled previously more than 7 days then the answer to your question is yes the WC insurer must pay you.

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  • Possibly auto iinjury cliam?

    Rear ended by tractor trl while stopped making a left turn on a straight away so driver of tractor trl clearly not paying attention no serious life threatening injuries but injuries to back and neck

    Zack’s Answer

    Be sure to seek appropriate medical attention. You will need an attorney to help you with this.

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  • I need to see another Doctor (workers comp).....

    I just want to know if I can get a second opinion on my own(see my own doctor). I feel like my back injury has worsened. However, I'd also like to know if I can somehow use it just in case the workers comp doctor tries to tell me something differe...

    Zack’s Answer

    If you are receiving income benefits or have received them within 120 days, you can make the insurer pay for the second opinion but do not let them select the doctor. You will likely need the help of a workers' comp attorney who can tell you which doctors are good and which are bad.

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  • Poor work performance has my Employer questioning my light duty..(workers comp) Severe back injury

    My HR/Supervisor is irritated by my work performance/productivity at work now because I'm on strict work restrictions. I BARELY do the work now because I'm in so much pain. Could me not being able to do the work like they need me to hurt me and my...

    Zack’s Answer

    Unfortunately adjusters are trained ask the employer to keep you working even though the light duty work may be useless to the employer. If you work for a big company the risk manager may receive his or her bonus based on having fewer "lost time" hours. They may be getting ready to fire you. It is critical for you to speak to a workers' comp attorney right away to help you with your rights and to keep the employer/insurer from taking advantage of you.

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