This is a very common problem for injured workers. If you were not under doctor's limitations or restrictions prior to the accident at work, this back injury should be covered under workers' comp. However, there are others issues to be concerned about here that should be addressed by a lawyer experienced in workers' comp claims in Alabama. You may reach our Firm at Nomberglaw.com. I wish you the very best.
Yes, you have several options. However, you will need to discuss this pronto with an experienced workers' comp attorney. The longer this waits the harder it will be to protect your rights and keep you from being fired.
There are several issues that come to mind with this scenario. First, 25k might be the defendant driver's policy limits. Second, do you have underinsured insurance coverage? It might apply in this situation. Third, the spouse might have a claim for loss of consortium. Fourth, depending on the facts, this also could be a workers' compensation claim. Fifth, you might also be eligible for the medical pay portion of the insurance motorist coverage. Sixth, the injured party might also consider...
It sounds like you need to have a serious discussion w your attorney about expectations in this case. The two of you might not be on the same page about the value of the case and where the case should go from here. Without clear communication between your attorney and you, problems may occur, leaving neither of you happy. I wish you the best.
There are several things that can be done. Notably, you have the right to go back to court to enforce the agreement. However, before you get to that point, an experienced Alabama w/c lawyer might be able to get this issue cleared up without going to court. You need to consult with an experienced attorney asap.
Seems like you have several issues that need to be addressed. Not only workers' compensation issues, but also employment. These issues are related and will affect your rights to that last check. I strongly suggest that you contact an attorney experienced in these matters. We may be reached at Nomberglaw.com.
You need to have a sit down discussion with your lawyer to get answers. Hopefully your lawyer is experienced in handling these type matters. If not, you might should consider hiring someone who is. Nomberglaw.com
Is this a doctor checking up on you?
If so, please see Ala. Work Comp Act Section 25-5-77:
(b) If requested to do so by the employer, the injured employee shall submit to examination by the employer's physician at all reasonable times, but the employee shall have the right to have a physician of his or her own selection present at the examination, in which case the employee shall be liable to the physician of his or her own selection for his or her services. ...
If the injured...