Another good resource is the Indianapolis Bar Association. They have an excellent lawyer referral service that will be able to line you up with an attorney. Should you need a free legal consultation I am an employment law attorney licensed to practice law in the State of Indiana and would be able to provide you with a free legal consultation.
It's becoming the norm now-a-days for worker's compensation insurance carriers to appoint a case management nurse. I don't think it is necessarily because they don't believe you. Just remember, if they try telling you that you are all better when you really aren't, that's the time to call an attorney to get some advice. Best of luck to you.
Sounds like you have a lot going on. Based upon everything that you have mentioned, I think you should sit down with a local worker's compensation attorney and determine what options you have. Are you still receiving TTD benefits? You don't want to settle your case until you have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI), which it doesn't sound like you have reached. Once you reach MMI, then the doctor may assign you a permanent partial impairment rating. This rating will affect how much of a...
Your likelihood of winning your depends on all of the facts. Even then, it is always tough to give you a calculation on your chances of winning your case. The first thing I would recommend is talk with an attorney to see if you even have a case. You would have to meet all of the necessary elements to be successful. The second thing I would recommend is that you not file your claim in small claims court. I do not believe the small claims court would have subject matter jurisdiction over your...
Although I am not licensed to practice law in your state, I would suggest getting a second opinion from your family doctor. I know you mentioned that your family doctor doesn't handle WC issues, but essentially what you need is a doctor (preferably) your family doctor to opine that there is a causal connection between your ongoing systems and your work-related injury. I think you should consult a worker's compensation attorney in your state for a legal consultation.
If you believe you were terminated based upon your race, I would recommend you contact METRO and file a charge of discrimination. Before you can file any lawsuit, you need to file your charge of discrimination. METRO's contact information is: 2310 Parnell Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805 firstname.lastname@example.org (260) 427-1146
You should consult with an employment law attorney in the area regarding your rights.
You certainly can file for unemployment, but it might get challenged by your former employer and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) might determine that you are not eligible for benefits. It really kind of all depends. I don't think you really have anything to lose in filing for unemployment benefits. The worst that can happen is that your claim gets denied for being terminated with cause.
I agree with Zach. Indiana law doesn't require the payment of unused vacation time. You'll need to check the employee handbook to see what your options are. Vacation time is considered a fringe benefit and is up to the discretion of the employer. You should get a copy of the employee handbook and contact an employment lawyer for a free consultation. Best of luck.
I would suggest you contact a local employment lawyer because you will really need to sit down with an attorney and map this problem out. If the Review Board completely ignored the evidence that you did not receive the 29 weeks, that could be grounds for appeal. Your option at this point is to file an appeal with the Indiana Court of Appeals, but you should talk with an attorney about this process. Best of luck to you.