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  • Are you able to file a case against an employer for failure to provide proper personal protection gear resulting in an injury?

    I was working overseas in a war zone, the company I was working for did not provide us with proper protection gear (Back Brace) resulting in an injury to my spine. I am currently still on (DBA)workers compensation which will be coming to an end so...

    Michael’s Answer

    Not under workers' comp, no, but your case is under the Defense Base Act, which is different. That said, it probably includes similar tort lawsuit shields, like workers' comp does (though this is outside of my practice area, so I'm not certain).

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  • Do i need a lawyer for Workmens comp

    i injure myself working pushing and pulling inventory in june 2015 had been under doctors care 3times from june to august. In august i demanded the company help me with my medical situation they filed a workmens com clainm and within 24hrs i recie...

    Michael’s Answer

    Well, you're asking a bunch of lawyers if you need a lawyer, so of course, we will say "yes." At a minimum, I would do a phone consult with one and see how one can help. The insurance company is working to save money; you need an advocate.

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  • I was working for a company that got robbed. I was part of the victims and I suffer from PTSD. I need help!

    I was not physically hurt and this happened 7 months ago, to this day I don't feel safe working anywhere.

    Michael’s Answer

    You're out of luck without a physical injury.

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  • Workers compensation

    Can i opt out of my settlement and proceed with my surgery?

    Michael’s Answer

    Yes...I assume you haven't signed a stipulation yet or had it approved by the Board? Keep in mind, though, the insurer may fight you before paying for surgery !

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  • Do i need a new attorney

    I have a workers comp case thats been on going for two years. I never hear from my attorney anymore. I called recently for and update on my case, and was treated like i was bothering them. I wonder if i even still have a case anymore. I am getti...

    Michael’s Answer

    I wouldn't right away. Give the attorney a chance to meet with you --maybe set up a meeting in person. Good attorneys are busy and can't be available to talk every day.

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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

    Michael’s Answer

    They can fire him if they want! It's not fair, but it's not against the law. No, you can't claim loss of consortium in workers' comp.

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  • Can we put next to settlement papers not true on a statement they have put in

    we have no lawyer never have and want to settle with wc papers have come in for my husband to sign my question is one statement contends my husband says he is currently disabled and entitled to total disability benefits for indefinite time in futu...

    Michael’s Answer

    I suppose you can write whatever you want on there if the other side agrees to it, but the State Board reviews all stipulations and has to approve them. Most of the language in stips are uniform "boilerplate" in nature, so they need to remain in there.

    Sometimes phrases don't make sense to unrepresented parties but would if an attorney were to explain why they are in there, but since y'all have chosen to handle your case without legal advocacy, you'll have to decide on your own what everything means and whether the terms can be negotiated more with the insurance company attorney.

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  • Workers Compensation Settlement

    If I request a WC settlement and the state has freeze on settlement money, can I apply for unemployment until I get the settlement?

    Michael’s Answer

    Not if you are getting weekly TTD checks, no.

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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 ...

    Michael’s Answer

    You can file a WC-14 and check the "mediation" box if you want to try and get them to talk settlement with you, but I think that would be an idiotic move without a workers' comp attoney (i.e., someone who only practices comp, not a personal injury lawyer who dabbles in it).

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