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Robert Cory Schnepper

Miami Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. Do i qualified for lost wages under workers comp in florida .

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Kenneth Brian Schwartz
    2. Robert Cory Schnepper
    3. Dennis Alan Palso
    4. David J. McCormick
    4 lawyer answers

    If you were fired, as you say, because you filed for workers' compensation benefits, then under Florida Law if you were unable to do your old job, which you did prior to your injury, due to the doctor's restrictions or limitations, then you ought to be able to collect compensation benefits after being fired, unless you were fired for misconduct (and even then, the employer/carrier would have to prove the misconduct - and filing a claim is not misconduct). You might also be able to collect...

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  2. Wokmans Comp preexisiting injury

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kenneth Brian Schwartz
    2. Robert Cory Schnepper
    3. Dennis Alan Palso
    4. John Eiler Goodwin
    4 lawyer answers

    The anwer is maybe to both questions, as the determination of whether wc can deny the claim depends on more of the medical facts involved in your daughter's case. Just because there is a prior injury does not mean that the carrier can automatically deny a new injury. The doctors must be questioned about their opinions as to what part of the injury is from the new accident, and what part is from the prior care. As to not putting this on the application, there are a number of technical issues...

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  3. MMI but doctor not allowing me to return to work until further testing.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Kenneth Brian Schwartz
    2. Robert Cory Schnepper
    3. Robert David Shapiro
    4. Barry A. Stein
    4 lawyer answers

    If the doctor truly put you at MMI, then if the doctor continues you on a no work status, you may be eligible for additional workers' compensation benefits. This is a complex and technical issue, and it is important to see exactly what the doctor's notes and reports actually say. I would think that you should get the notes and reports, and consult with an experienced workers' compensation attorney, to confirm what the doctor's reports actually say, and what impact the opinions have with...

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  4. I Call my Doctor for a Prescription ,under workers comp.

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Robert David Shapiro
    2. Barry A. Stein
    3. Robert Cory Schnepper
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    5. Amanda Lynn Deering
    5 lawyer answers

    Before you can know what to do, in such a situation, you need to know why the doctor has changed your medications. I would suggest you visit the doctor, and ask the doctor why he has done this. I would go with someone else, to act as a witness as to the reason the doctor gives you for the change. If, after talking with the doctor, you are not happy with his reason, I would go to your lawyer and see what the lawyer can do to get you to another doctor, who may feel differently about your...

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  5. I have not had workmens comp for 3 years in the state of Fla, I have 6 employee, retail business and do not know what to do

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kenneth Brian Schwartz
    2. Dennis Alan Palso
    3. Robert Cory Schnepper
    4. Richard Brian Hein
    4 lawyer answers

    I believe you need to get coverage immediately, to comply with the law, and to protect yourself, and your business. I would contact an insurance broker immediately on this. If you already have some insurance with a business broker, you might want to ask why they did not have you covered by workers' compensation too, all along. As to any fine, the state may try to impose one, but if they have yet to do that, by getting coverage, you limit your exposure for any fines for failure to have...

  6. If you can/t sue your employer...what remedies are available to an injured florida worker?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kenneth Brian Schwartz
    2. Robert Cory Schnepper
    3. Dennis Alan Palso
    3 lawyer answers

    If your workers' compensation carrier has agreed that the CTS is now work related, and you were forced to pay for your own medical care while this was being contested, it may be possible for you to get the compensation carrier to pay the bills. There are a number of technicalities involved in this, which could impact this opinion. Thus, the exact details are important to know, and review. I would advise you to seek the attention of an attorney who spcializes in workers' compensation, to see...

  7. Can you sue if you are not being paid the same as a coworker who is doing the same job?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Daniel J. Rose
    2. Arthur Thomas Schofield
    3. Robert Cory Schnepper
    3 lawyer answers

    In Florida, an employer can pay different employees different amounts, for any reason that the employer feels they want to do so for. This is legal, so long as there is no illegal reason for paying different amounts. If the employer is paying different amounts because of an illegal reason, then that would not be allowed by law. Such illegal reasons can involve discrimination based on such matters as age, sex, race, creed, color, or national origin. However, such discriminatory intent, by an...

  8. Can a doctor's office refuse to release my medical records?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Robert Cory Schnepper
    1 lawyer answer

    In Florida, a workers' compensation injured worker is entitled to a copy of his or her medical records under the law, Chapter 440. The doctor's office can charge a fee for copies, of no more than $.50 per page, if the purpose of the asking for the records is for the litigation of a pending workers' compensation claim. However, under another provision of the law, not a workers' compensation section of the law, a patient is entitled to a copy of their own medical records, and the doctor has to...