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  • Do I need a workman comp attorney, do I even have a case

    My husband was injured in Oct of last year they diagnosed him with a sprain on the right ankle went through workman comp doctors....2 months later he asked worker man comp for another doctor come to find out instead of a sprain he had 2 bones brok...

    Bernard’s Answer

    Yes and yes. I would contact an experienced w/c attorney asap.

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  • Will I recieve a settlement for a torn labrum

    I tore my labrum at work and as of now I am recieving temporary total disability from workers comp. After 2 surgeries in 6 months I am still in pain and have no range of motion in my shoulder as my labrum is still torn and can not be fixed. Will I...

    Bernard’s Answer

    In Alabama, several factors determine the value of a workers' compensation claim. You typically will be placed at maximum medical improvement by your authorized treating doctor once he/she feels you have reached the end of your recovery. That event then leads to an impIrment rating and the doctor's return to work restrictions or limitations. These are the main factors, but other related issues need to be addressed as well. You really need to consult with an experienced Alabama workers' compensation lawyers to discuss the specifics. I wish you the best.

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  • How long does it usually take to settle on a workman comp case that has been open since sept 2013

    I had one back surgery in march 2014 im having another back surgery sometime here soon and ive already filed a lawsuit

    Bernard’s Answer

    In Alabama, the settling of a Worker's Compensation claim requires several factors. Most notably, in a claim that has been accepted by the work comp carrier, the injured worker must reach maximum medical improvement according to the authorized treating physician. Once the doctor gives that opinion, then several other things take place in order for the case to be put into a position to be settled. This is just one example. You really should speak with an experienced Alabama Worker's Compensation lawyer to discuss the specifics of your claim.

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  • I need a attorney for workers comp an medtronic LT TAPERED CAGE WITH BMPE-2 BONE PROTEIN,INFUSE LAWSUIT,

    3 failed back surgeries,1 ankle,3rd back surgery had fusion ,infuse medtronic LT TAPERED CAGE WITH BMPE-2 BONE PROTEIN,FAILED TO FUSE,case in birmingham alabama,comp doc install an used the infuse even though there is a recall on this,

    Bernard’s Answer

    You should contact an experienced Ala wc attorney as soon as possible.you likely have several legal theories that need to be pursued.

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  • I was told to go home after my employer took me to the dr. The dr said lite duty but the company do not have alight duty .

    I have been waiting for 2 weeks for workers comp to investigate. And make another appointment to see a ortho doctor about my back injury. My company sent forms for me to fill out about std short term disability it's mark " my request". I did not ...

    Bernard’s Answer

    Yes, asap. Your legal rights are not being protected.

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  • I hurt my back at I work in.if I cannot return to a physical job w herniatedL3.what can I do.I cannot afford my monthly bills.

    I am an older woman I do not want to quit working but now cannot stand reach bend pickup heavy objects.I am in the process of workmans comp but only make 8.90 an hour and at 66 % I am not going to be able to afford my monthly bills.what can I do? ...

    Bernard’s Answer

    You really should consider speaking with an experienced Alabama workers' compensation attorney. There are several legal issues that you have raised. The sooner you can speak with an experienced attorney the better it will be to protect your legal rights.

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  • Im 39 an had a microscopic laminectomy discetomy foraminotomy on l4-5 l5-s1. I also have foraminal narrowing at c4-5 c5-6 c6-7.

    This is a wc case. At c4-5 I have small disc osteophyte complex that causes me pain everyday. Also arthritis in every place mentioned.I will probably have surgery unfortunately on my upper back.. My question is with these type surgeries could I ge...

    Bernard’s Answer

    You really need to seek counsel of an experienced Alabama workers comp attorney. Certain legal rights of yours might be lost because you might not be uninformed of them. Adjusters love to act like they're helping you, but in fact they're just trying to save the company as much money as possible. Additionally, your employer does not have your best interest in mind. They're just worried about the bottom line.

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  • What do I do now?

    I have already settled a workers comp claim and medical was left open indefinitely. I wound up having to request a panel of four and select a new orthopedic Dr. This doctor never even examined me at all. He told me from looking at my records that...

    Bernard’s Answer

    You need to consult with an experienced Alabama Workers' Compensation lawyer. You have several options to pursue, however time is of the essence. If the adjuster or defense attorney won't authorize a treating physician you may have to go back to court to compel it.

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  • How long do a lawyer suppose to hold your check if your case is settled and they call and tell you, your check is in they off

    lawyer hold my check

    Bernard’s Answer

    As a rule of thumb, we tell our clients that the check from the insurance company must clear the bank before we can write the client's check. Additionally, we might have liens or other bills to pay off before disbursing the client's money.

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  • My Mother was killed in an auto accident in which her cousin was driver. Driver's insurance offered partial payment for funeral.

    The driver was at fault and my mother was killed instantly. The insurance company said she had Personal Injury Ins and they have offered $2,000.00 towards funeral expenses. This covers only part of it. Should I take the money? They also said they ...

    Bernard’s Answer

    First, I'm sincerely sorry to learn about your Mother. Before you agree to take what's being offered, you might be entitled to additional recovery. I would caution about signing any paperwork at this point or agreeing to any money. You really should seek counsel with an experienced attorney in this area of the law. Lots of legal issues to discuss.

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