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  • Is it legal for a collection agency to come after me for a workers compensation claim even after talking to workers compensatio?

    I was hurt at work, went to the hospital, and filed a workers compensation claim. I months later I received a bill from a collection agency. After trying to clear it up the collection agency and put them in contact with workers compensation ( who ...

    David’s Answer

    If the workers' compensation carrier has informed the hospital/collection company that they are responsible for payment of the medical bills, then the hospital/collection company should remove you from the debt and forego contacting you any further.
    Aside from contacting a workers' compensation attorney to assist you which respect to your injury, you should also contact an attorney who handles unfair debt collection actions as you may have a separate legal claim against the hospital/collection company.

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  • Can workers comp deny giving me treatment after getting hurt on the job?

    I got injured at work falling off a roof. Git sent for a drug test and to the doctor. The doctor states workers comp will not cover me bc he can tell my back damage is from all prior injury, and that I need to quit roofing asap before I hurt mysel...

    David’s Answer

    As Mrs. Tipton indicated, you have to prove this accident was the major contributing cause ( 51% or more) the reason for your medical impairment and need for treatment. If the drug test came back positive for illicit drugs, there is a presumption that your accident was caused by "intoxication". This is a rebuttable presumption however. Before taking another step in your case, I suggest that you contact an attorney immediately. You might want to review attorney profiles on this website. Best of luck.

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  • What can i do legally?

    I missed work for a week due to a health issue. I told my boss that I had been diagnosed with MRSA 6months ago however my illness now is not due to that. I went to the hospital and got cleared to go back to work. However it was leaked in the offic...

    David’s Answer

    This is not a workers compensation issue. I suggest that you re-post it in the labor/employment section of AVVO.

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  • Do I qualify for disability?

    I have anxiety, depression, arthritis, bad back and bad knee, high blood pressure

    David’s Answer

    Aside from the other factors discussed by Mr. Pham and Mr. Pont, I have found on numerous occasions that a determination of your case at hearing level will depend on what administrative law judge is assigned to hear your case. Some are very conservative, some fair, and some are liberal.
    No one on this website can tell you that you qualify. That is a decision for the Social Security Administratuon to make. Contact a local attorney to assist you preparing your case. Review the profiles on AVVO.
    Best of luck!

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  • If i work 2 days a week, 5 hours a day making about $140 bi-weekly..Would that affect my social security disability approval?

    I am at the point in my SSD case where the judge just asked me for a breakdown of my working habits since i been disabled because he is reviewing my case at the moment as i wait on a court date, Is working 10 hours a week going to affect my case i...

    David’s Answer

    I also have not heard of a Judge asking for a breakdown of part-time earnings before a hearing. Typically that is discussed at the hearing itself. Is you upcoming hearing because of a "Cessation" of benefits previously awarded? If so, the SSA would have to prove the medical evidence shows your medical conditions/impairments have significantly improved. In any event, it appears you are under the earnings limits (2015 $1,090/month, in 2016 it is $1,130/month). However, I have received decisions in the past where the Judge indicated if my client can perform part-time work that is not very physically demanding (i.e., sedentary work) and is unskilled (i.e., not mentally challenging), that they could do that work on a full-time basis. So, approval of your case may depend on what Judge is assigned to your case and exactly what type of work you are doing (albeit on a part-time basis). Most of the Tampa ALJ's are fair, some are not. You should consider reviewing the local attorney profiles on AVVO and set a conference with one to discuss your case. Most attorneys do not charge an initial consultation fee on these type of cases.
    Best of luck!

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  • Can I file for Social Security Disability at this time since I only quit work April 30th, 2015?

    I am a 60 year old woman who retired from Florida Dept of Health as a clerical support person effective May 1, 2015. This was early retirement for me so my retirement income is low. I retired early due to stress, severe concentration issues and s...

    David’s Answer

    Yes you can apply now. Once you apply, the Social Security Administration will make a determination as to approve or deny your claim. One of the first things they will consider is whether you have enough credit of coverage, (i.e, whether you worked enough in the past 10 years to qualify), and also whether you medical condition "has lasted or is expected to last at least 12 months." Because it hasn't been 12 months yet, you may need to get a treating doctor to state your condition is expected to last past 4/30/16.
    I suggest that you review attorneys on AVVO and contact one to discuss your claim.
    Best of luck.

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  • What rights do i have as an injure worker neurologist saying i reach mmi

    I need to know what rights do i have if i seen neurologist twice and he then write me off and say mmi been reach when he never treated me just sent me out for mri and ct scan

    David’s Answer

    You have a right to a one time change of physician. Unfortunately, the carrier will get to pick who you see. If you are in Tampa, I'm pretty sure I know the neurologist you were seen by and if so, you may not have been given a fair shake.
    You also are entitled to an independent medical evaluation (IME) with a doctor of your choice. However, you have to pay for that evaluation unless your comp case is governed under a managed care plan that provides you with an IME.
    Most attorneys will not charge you for an office conference to discuss your case. Find a local attorney on AVVO and talk to an attorney about your case.

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  • Been goin through workcomp 5/27/2015 and been geting put off with doctors far as treatment now once i get a neurologist he write

    After i been to mediation to get benefits and neourologist dr. The doctor seen me at least 2 times then wrote me off to go back to work and reach mmi

    David’s Answer

    You have not provided enough information or a question which can be addressed. I suggest that you research local attorneys on AVVO and schedule an office conference to fully discuss all the issues in your case.
    Best of luck!

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  • Can I dismiss an attorney representing me for Social Security if you has never responded to any phone calls or called me back?

    I contacted an attorney I found on the Internet to represent me for disability benefits. At the time it looked like a large firm and was located In a city several hours away I did not think about it at the time that they were in a different city ...

    David’s Answer

    I typically encourage people to contact their attorney and set an office conference in order to voice their concerns and give the attorney another chance to make things right. However in this case, it doesn't sound like that will be very fulfilling. You can always terminate the relationship with the attorney. If you retain another attorney, they will except a 25% fee agreement just like your current attorney. Take your time and review the attorney profiles on AVVO. You may want to even meet a couple of attorneys face-to-face before deciding on who you retain to represent you.

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  • Social Security Appeal from non-lawyer group.

    Can an attorney be added to the appeal and work with this group that the Long Term Disability insurer requested his client to use? and when the appeal is filed, will the Client be entitled to view a copy of the of the filed appeal?

    David’s Answer

    I agree with both prior answers a write to add that you as the "client" are always entitled to review not only the appeal that is filed, but all documents in your file. It will be easier for you to sit down in the office of a local attorney to review your file than some out of state non-attorney hired by the long-term disability carrier.

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