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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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  • Do I need a workers comp Attorney ?

    I've gotten 4 injections for my back injury. I had an MRI in February (2015) that showed shallow central disc herniation, w/annual tear. DDD, and stenosis in Lumbar along with bulging in another area. And herniated disc in thoracic area encroachin...

    Laura’s Answer

    Yes it's normal to do another MRI to see if condition worsened. You are entitled to your own free change when you decide you want it What doctor you get to choose will be dependent on whether your employer has a valid panel.

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  • IME Doctor says I need surgery....(workers comp)

    I just received my IME report, and he's recommending surgery. My question is, can the IME Doctor perform my surgery?

    Laura’s Answer

    If the adjuster agrees, then yes. Or if you are entitled to a change of doctor, you might be able to obtain that way. I would suggest you contact wc lawyer to discuss specifics.

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  • Approved for second opinion to Surgeon...back injury

    So was approved to see another Doctor yesterday. Will this be my new treating Doctor? The Dr I've been seeing, has "no more treatment" for me. She marked "referral to physician" , then wrote "2nd opinion" to see (name of dr). Will he be treating m...

    Laura’s Answer

    It depends. If you want that new doctor to be your new doctor, talk to the adjuster and get her to agree in writing. If you do not want this doctor, tell her (in writing best) that you do not agree to a change in doctor. I would recommend that you discuss your choice in doctors with a lawyer ASAP

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  • Second Opinion for workers comp

    I've already had an IME (surgeon)that was requested by workers comp, but now the Doctor I'm seeing wants to refer me to another surgeon for a "second opinion". The first Doctor i saw has already ruled out surgery. My question is, does my treating ...

    Laura’s Answer

    Yes your doctor can request a second opinion as a referral. You may also be entitled to your own second opinion. I would discuss your options with a workers' comp lawyer.

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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...

    Laura’s Answer

    Possibly. Talk to a lawyer before discuss with your doctor again.

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  • What happens at a workers compensation hearing?

    I had a knee replacement 2011. I stopped receiving weekly payments 5 months ago.

    Laura’s Answer

    It depends on the hearing issues. Why did your benefits stop? You should consult with a WC lawyer ASAP.

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  • Do I need an occupational atty. for an injury claim. and what do I do if company is trying to release me for return to work

    slipped and fell at truck stop in Harrisonburg va.

    Laura’s Answer

    From the facts you listed, I cannot tell what kind (s) of attorneys you need. I would call someone on this list to discuss further.

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  • Need help getting healthcare and compersation from va

    I was in camp Lejeune, during time of toxic water, I have myeloma,bone caner. prostate removed, cancer still in area

    Laura’s Answer

    This question should be posted on government practice area.

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  • I was getting workman comp then I get a letter saying it was suspened because I can go back to work but I don't fill any better

    this is the state of ga job they fired me after the acident I was not the driver I have gotten workman comp for 18 month and just got a letter

    Laura’s Answer

    It depends on what your doctor has said. I would contact a lawyer ASAP

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