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  • Workers Comp

    I'm looking for a workers comp Attorney to take my case..but i want to make sure I'm not being lied to. After giving a few attorneys my case review, i was told that upon taking me case, my attorney can have my OWN IME done and another MRI done. Is...

    Zack’s Answer

    You have received good answers from very good workers' comp attorneys. It sounds like you have a very good case. You have probably done enough shopping at this point and need to make a decision on an attorney to help you with your case. It is difficult trying to handle this yourself when you are in pain. Good luck.

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  • How long does Alabama have to get accident report ready?

    If i was involved in an accident in Alabama ( was hit by an 18 wheeler) on the highway, how long does the state trooper have to provide a report? It's been 15 days and nothing. We call everyday and they say the same thing. I am having to pay money...

    Zack’s Answer

    There is no set time for the trooper to prepare the report. I am sorry you were hurt. There are ways to obtain medical treatment without coming out of pocket. Also there are a number of things you should be aware of it you are trying to deal with an insurance company by yourself. You should not give a recorded interview to an adjuster. Depending on how serious your injuries are you may need to have an accident reconstructionist review and measure the accident scene. You should notify your own insurance company and if you have comprehensive coverage they may pay you for your car and they could go after the trucking company for the property damage only. You would still have a claim for your deductible and your personal injury.

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  • Workers comp. 2 herniated disc w/annual tear. 1 bulging disc...but NO surgery..I'm ready to settle and move on

    So I've had injections, IME doctor workers comp sent me to said nothing was wrong, gave me 0% disability rating. I asked to see another Doctor for another opinion, he says surgery would not benefit me and that it's "healing. He says I'm stuck with...

    Zack’s Answer

    Do not tell the adjuster you do not want surgery. You can find a lot of good Georgia comp attorneys on this site who could represent you. Look all of us comp attorney over and talk to a few.

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  • Workers Compensation trying to settle fast..

    I was sent to have a second opinion done, and now they're saying I need surgery. Less than a week after that Doctor's recommendation, my adjuster has increased my settlement offer tremendously from the first one. Why would they try to hurry and se...

    Zack’s Answer

    You should find and discuss strategy with a workers' comp attorney. Otherwise you may give away thousands of dollars.

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  • What can I do with my job?

    My name is Akouvi Bigby and I've been at my job almost 5 years. I work on their logos and custom design (a lots of up and down motions) so I end up hurting my back on April 6, 2015 been dealing with that ever since. They put me on light duty and ...

    Zack’s Answer

    You need legal help to try to get you to a doctor who is not so insurance company friendly. There are ways to do this. You should consult a workers comp lawyer to show you how before Dr. Greenfield sinks your case.

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  • I need a worker comp lawyer

    I had a fall at work today and had to be rushed to the hospital

    Zack’s Answer

    The best lawyer for you is one you feel comfortable with after speaking with them. You can use the AVVO site to look at the qualifications of the lawyers before calling. If you were rushed to the hospital it sounds pretty serious.

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  • Workers Comp

    So, my Doctor (non-surgical ortho) that's been treating me told me today that she couldn't give me anymore injections or treatment. She wrote on my form "2ND OPINION TO DR. *****".......( marked referral). Is this good or bad? The Doctor she's ref...

    Zack’s Answer

    You are at a critical stage in your case. You obviously have a serious injury. Typically you go from physical therapy, to epidural steroid injections and if that does not work then surgery. Here is why it is critical ---the surgeon you are sent to will effect the next 6 years of your comp claim and possibly the rest of your life. The surgeon will certainly effect the settlement value of your case. You need to speak to a workers' comp attorney right away to see if you can control the medical --many times you can but you have to have an attorney who knows comp and will fight to get you the doctor you want.

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  • Who is liable? I was in an accident with a tractor trailer transporting cars for a large car manufacturer. I've lost a finger

    and use of my left arm. And am no longer able to work. Can I sue the driver, the trucking company and auto manufacturer?

    Zack’s Answer

    Yes as long as the truck was at fault you can sue the truck driver, the trucking company and the insurer. It is likely that the auto manufacturer just hired the trucking company to deliver the cars but all the facts would need to be looked into to determine if suing the auto manufacturer was possible. As the others have said it is critical that you seek legal counsel immediately.

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  • Does Workmans Comp pay for hotels and food if you're out of town and get hurt on the job?

    I am a truck driver. I have spoken to my Workmans comp rep but would not mention if they would help or are responsible. I have paid 1500.00 out of pocket.

    Zack’s Answer

    Your question needs to have more specific facts. Why are you still out of town staying in a hotel? They will pay expenses related to medical such as mileage. Some trucking companies are famous for offering light duty and putting drivers up in a cheap hotel room that they will pay for. This is to make the driver miserable enough that he will quit. This does not seem to be what you are asking. Please give more information and I will answer.

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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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