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  • How many times can an employer cancel a workers comp hearing. What should I expect next.

    My weekly benefits were stopped in early May. Employer has cancelled once last month. Hearing is rescheduled this month.

    Laura’s Answer

    The Employer/Insurer gets an automatic reset the first time. After that, your attorney can object. It will be up to the judge.

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  • New injury.

    My back pain wouldn't stop, even after injections so I had another MRI done. Results came back showing THREE more herniated discs, this time in s1-s2, s2-s3, s3..my first MRI showed L5-s1 herniation and L3-L4 herniation...only, they didn't do my S...

    Laura’s Answer

    It will depend on what your doctor says. If the WC relates it back, yes it should be covered. The insurer will likely fight it either way.

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  • How important is it that I continue my medical care after my worker's comp claim is settled when waiting for SS disability?

    I decided not to continue my care under the physician I was seeing when my claim was still open. The treatment I received was atrocious. I was not going to pay out of pocket for sloppy care, so I cancelled a follow up appt. I plan to relocate out ...

    Laura’s Answer

    I would suggest you consult with a social security disability attorney on this site.

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  • Workers comp

    I have a concern. My back injury (2 herniated disc, 1 in t-spine, other in lumbar w/annual tear and 1 bulging disc in lumbar), seems to have gotten worse with pain. I've had 3 injections, with increased pain afterwards, and it now seems that my pa...

    Laura’s Answer

    You definitely don't want to ask for a full duty release from any doctor. If you don't have a lawyer, I would consult one ASAP to talk about your getting another medical opinion and/change in doctor ASAP

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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...

    Laura’s Answer

    Your settlement value is higher now because the insurer thinks it will have to pay for surgery. Workers comp looks at future exposure in determining settlement value.

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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

    Laura’s Answer

    Contact one of us on this list for a free consultation.

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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

    Laura’s Answer

    Contact one of us on this list for a free consultation.

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  • I am out of work on workers compensation for carpel tunnel syndrome in both hands. The insurance group has delayed.

    I have been at my job for about 7 years. I had a work related injury, carpal tunnel, in Nov 2014. I reported the injury, obtained doctors notes, and filled out a Workers Comp form, but my employer refused to submit it. After months of my employer ...

    Laura’s Answer

    If you still have your lawyer, I would schedule a meeting with him/her. I'm not sure why the insurance company is not paying for your medical. Your lawyer probably needs to file for a hearing. Regarding your weekly rate, the maximum for your doi is $525 per week.

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  • Should I get a lawyer for a work related accident?

    I used to work at a traveling fair on one of the rides, during that time I was hit in the chest while the ride was moving. I was forced to go to the hospital and then stuck with an $8,000 hospital bill and when I went to the safety department to t...

    Laura’s Answer

    Yes you should definitely talk to a lawyer ASAP

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  • I have no insurance and can't get medical attention I need for my Walmart claim I need MRI and surgery what do I do

    I fell over boxes in floor and filed the report with store and went to hospital still having problems now they say I need MRI and maybe surgery on my shoulder and don't have any insurance to get this done how do I get help ineed

    Laura’s Answer

    The workers' compensation carrier should be paying for your medical treatment. I would recommend that you consult a lawyer ASAP for a free consultation.

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