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  • Do I have a workers comp claim?

    I work at an after school program. I am the math instructor. On Friday, the staff and students participated in a kickball game. I sprained my knee while participating in the game. My employer feels that I was operating out of scope of employment. ...

    Don’s Answer

    Use the Find a Lawyer tab and call a workers compensation attorney today. They may not "want" to, but they will "have" to. An attorney can help get the ball rolling for you and get some care authorized sooner than later.

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  • Injured at work and manager on duty was there but did not file accident report

    Manager was on site and did not write up report. Now states he needs to talk to general manager since to get approval to write. Can possibly be fired for this. 2 weeks gone by and no report no medical attention.

    Don’s Answer

    Get a workers' compensation today. You are going to need assistance with this one. At a minimum you should clearly request to your employer you want to see a doctor and ask where should you go for the same. This scenario happens all too often under the new law unfortunately.

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  • What happens if I quit my job while out on workmans comp?

    I hurt my knee at work. I've had knee surgery and have to be out for 3 weeks or more. I've been offered a better job that is less physical with another company. If I quit my current job, Will workmans comp still pay for my surgery and physical the...

    Don’s Answer

    As pointed out, changing jobs won't affect your entitlement to medical benefits, but it could be a factor in "light duty/TPD" wage loss potentially, as well as depending on other facts entitlement to permanent total disability benefits, and/or percentage of impairment benefits upon reaching MMI.

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  • Do I need a personal injury attorney?

    I was hit by a truck December 12th with no information on the driver. It was a hit and run and I wasn't in a vehicle. Nothing is still being done. I have a concussion, problems with my hearing, and other injuries.

    Don’s Answer

    Best advice - yes, call a personal injury attorney today. You will need assistance in locating coverage for you and seeing that you are properly compensation, potentially. From your facts, it is unclear as to if you were able to obtain any information on the truck or if the police investigation has yielded any results to that end.

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  • I was under care for my injury under Workman's comp. After some treatment the doctor determined that there was no more he could

    Do for me. So they denied me any more treatment. I was in so much pain I had to go to my own doctor. Can you tell me my other options under Workman's comp or should I see a lawyer?

    Don’s Answer

    Agreed. Call at attorney to discuss your options at this point in time.

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  • Do i have a case against my employer?

    About 2 years ago i hurt my ankle went to the doc and they told me i needed to have surgery to repair my bad feet. The doc gave me a note stating that i cannot work more than 4-5hours a day, ever since giving this note to my employer they have no...

    Don’s Answer

    Call a workers' compensation attorney TODAY! About 2 years is not exact enough. More than two years, and you may have waited too long depending on all the facts. Too many unanswered questions to deal with on a chat board. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and call today.

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  • How and where i can sue the airlines?

    January 8 2015 i had a trip to Cyprus transit (1h50min) through Zurich. I had my ticket Miami-Cyprus and valid visa to cyprus. i have an email from the Embassy of Switzerland + the part from their official brochure that says about my situation-NO...

    Don’s Answer

    You will probably have better luck under contracts heading as there doesn't seem to be any personal injury involved. I've edited the same for you.

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  • Slip and fall injury in restaurant

    this individual was with friends in a restaurant while walking to the restrooms slipped on wet floor and fell. This resulted in doctor visits and an law suit. A year into the suit this individual was informed that the insurance carrier for the res...

    Don’s Answer

    As pointed out there may be a fund for the insolvent carrier in which to pay claims from. As to pursuing an individual or entity, you can always get a piece of paper stating you are entitled to money - a judgment - but collecting on it without a solvent party on the other side is another story. I'd have your friend chat with his attorney regarding the defunct carrier. If all else fails, you can seek advice of another attorney.

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  • Can I sue my ex-employer

    I was send to train with a person that yelled at me all the time I did something wrong, I ask supervisor to put me somewhere else, but he send me to the same place to continue training with the same person, supervisor told me that if I did not lik...

    Don’s Answer

    Only if it was done for discriminatory reason protected under Federal or State law and the employer is subject to that particular law. If the "person" was just "mean and nasty" in general , then there is nothing you can do except leave, which you did.

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