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Harold W. Whiteman Jr.

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  • I have a worker's comp.lawyer and i have sat down with him several times and keep getting same answer i think he's bully me

    Today the told me that i could be on workers compensation for life i don't think this is true why just settled with someone and don't want a lawyer from ware county first lawyer had was from here willing to sign release form have all my paper work...

    Harold’s Answer

    You might benefit from discussing the situation with another attorney. But it sounds like you have had 2 attorneys already. You should know that many lawyers will not want to get involved in a case where they have been two previous attorneys.

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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...

    Harold’s Answer

    Your questions cannot really be answered in this forum. Your best bet is to pick a qualified workers compensation attorney from this site and make an appointment. The initial consultation is free and in fact the representation is based on a contingency fee so you do not have to come out of pocket. Don't delay; get to an attorney today.

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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...

    Harold’s Answer

    Probably not. Most insurers will include the cost of the surgery (or a good portion of the cost) in the settlement analysis. Do not try to settle without an attorney. You will not be happy with the amount that is offered.

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  • Can you rightfully be let go from a temporary assignment for your agency's incompetence?

    I was injured on assignment for my temp agency. My temp agency gave both myself and their client the complete run around. The agency failed to submit any documentation of my injury to their client and as a result I was released from said assignmen...

    Harold’s Answer

    Unfortunately, yes. They can let you go and there is nothing you can do but pursue workers comp.

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  • Am I owed for pain and suffering?

    I had a injury at work on March 2007, I tore my three legiment in my ankle since the accident I have had 4 surgeries. Just received my last Workers Comp check this past March. My lawyer said I wasn't entitled to any money for pain and suffering or...

    Harold’s Answer

    Your lawyer is correct. Workers comp provides only medical treatment and disability payments under limited circumstances in cases that do not qualify as catastrophic. And even in catastrophic injury cases there is no compensation for pain and suffering.

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  • Do I need a lawyer

    I was hurt on the job lifting a pt.sept 1 had a spinal fusion march 5. Still hurting. When I worked we never had enough help one aide never helped come to find out she was not certified. Reported several times this aide was not doing her job. Also...

    Harold’s Answer

    You may be better off with a lawyer to protect your rights. If you are supposed to be on light duty but they are not providing it, you may have a claim for disability benefits. Workers Compensation attorneys work on contingency fees and will provide you with a free consultation. You should call one.

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  • Do I have a Worker Comp claim?

    I was working at a convenience store and hurt my arm on the job in Dec. '14. There is a two step ladder in the refrigerated area, but even standing on that, the crates were over my head. Pulling on the crate, I believe I pulled a muscle in my arm...

    Harold’s Answer

    You probably should hire an attorney to help coordinate benefits. You are entitled to more medical treatment, and may be work restrictions that could mean that you have to leave the job for a while and collect disability payments. Don't try to navigate the system on your own.

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  • IME appointment....workers comp

    I have an IME coming up, I just wanted to know if I can allow someone present during the exam, if so, can they actually record it?

    Harold’s Answer

    Most doctors will not allow anyone to be with you but it wouldnt hurt to try .

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  • I need another workers comp attorney...

    I have serious back injuries, I've had an attorney for a month now. He HAS NOT come forward to the insurer/ employer that I'm represented. He says he likes to "stay in the background" until i get a surgery date. However, i don't know what in doi...

    Harold’s Answer

    Simple. Write him/her by email or letter saying "you are fired". Then go hire another one. You can find plenty of qualified workers comp attorneys on this site. You don't have to pay the one you fire. They will file a lien on the case and hope to get paid once your claim is settled.

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  • Can I sue workers comp for not paying a medical bill and for that bill to be on my credit report for over a year now.

    okay background details, 2 yrs ago I crushed my hand at work, long story short workers comp and I settled on them paying all medical bills and after lawyer fees I got 14000. Now a year later im now in a financial situation to buy a new/newer vehic...

    Harold’s Answer

    No. Wish you could ad this happens all thr time. Call your attorney ig you had one

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