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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 ...

    Michael’s Answer

    You should be getting workers' comp temporary total disability payments if your job can't accommodate your restrictions. I need more information, though, to figure out what your next steps should be. Call or email someone who practices workers' comp law in Georgia for some help.

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  • I have an open workmans comp case from Florida...I spoke with an attorney there who advised that I could move to GA ..WC i

    Still needs to cover however I can not find Dr to take the case the injury is to my right ankle and tendon...are they not responsible for finding my Dr...or should I get an attorney...I have a lot of pain and swelling still and need a Dr consult I...

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    GA's workers' comp laws are almost always better for injured workers than are FL's. It's worth talking to a GA workers' comp lawyer about.

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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...

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    Want to read about what nurse case managers do? Read this: http://moelaw.com/blog/dont-want-nurse-case-manager-assigned-case

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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...

    Michael’s Answer

    Just let him know you want to fire him in writing. However, I would try to meet with him first and discuss your concerns. Also, you can't stop him from filing a lien for his time on the case--I'm sure he has done some work on the file that you're not aware of, but the lien should be small, since the case is still young.

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  • IME???

    I'm on a workers comp.. I've been scheduled for an IME appointment..could someone please explain to me what this is and what I'm scheduled for it.

    Michael’s Answer

    It's not an independent exam or a 2nd opinion. It's a stepping stone to trying to deny your medical care and screw you over. Good luck!

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  • I had a court date for my workman's comp case and my attorney never even e mailed me or called to let me know,

    I called and ask her secretary why I wasn't notified and I was told they don't have to tell me when there are court dates, is this true

    Michael’s Answer

    No, the secretary is an idiot or a liar.

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  • What's next....HR says it's getting harder for them to accommodate my restrictions (WORKERS COMP)

    So, I'm on sedentary wrk restriction (10lbs, no twisting/bending,etc.) I've been doing what i can, but I'm in pain. I have 2 hern disc, one encroaching spinal cord, other on sciatic nerve, 3 bulging disc. I don't meet production anymore, HR & Supe...

    Michael’s Answer

    Sounds like your employer is going to pressure your doctor to release you to return to work, whether you're able to do it or not. This happens a good bit, actually. Be honest with your doctor and see if he/she will be your advocate instead of capitulating under the adjuster/employer's pressure. If the doctor refuses, talk to an attorney about options for changing doctors.

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  • In 2013 I was injured at work and was told I had 18 months to return to work or be fired. I am getting workman comp benefits can

    My question can my benefits be cut off. they did fire me my doctor have not released me to go back to work I have a full rotator cup tear and a bicep tear in the same arm my job do not have lite duty possitions the company refused my surgery and d...

    Michael’s Answer

    Told by whom? Someone lied to you from your employer or insurer.

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  • Not sure if my workers comp attorney is taking the right approach with my case....

    So, i injured my back at wrk 2 months ago. I have 2 herniated disc, one in my thoracic encroaching my cord, other in low back, w/annual tear. One bulging, w/spinal stenosis, and two other doing the same. I hired a attorney after my MRI results cam...

    Michael’s Answer

    Since you used the pronoun "he," I'm assuming your attorney is a man. Perhaps he should start acting like one.

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  • Do I need to hire an attorney

    Thursday night I was struck by a car while at work. I drive sweep trucks, in which mine broke down. A good Samaritan and myself attempted to direct traffic with our flash lights. But I was hit by a car going at a decent amount of speed. I was hosp...

    Michael’s Answer

    Asking this group if you need a lawyer is like asking an optometrist if you need glasses. That said, a consult is free; I'd get one.

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