Lyris Medrano’s Answers

Lyris Medrano

Milwaukee Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 4
  1. I had neck fusion in may 2013 after lifting a heavy item at work. I am working now, but I got a check for PPD. Do I take it?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Aaron N. Halstead
    2. Israel Ramon
    3. Peter J. Carman
    4. Lyris Medrano
    5. John M Connell
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    First, accepting the check alone will not impact the total amount you are eligible to receive under the law. You would have to sign an agreement to waive any part of your worker's compensation claim. Second, it is not necessary to write to the carrier. Third, you should definitely contact an attorney. The consultation is free and it is important that you get an orientation to the benefits your injury entitles you to under the Worker's Compensation Act. Finally, no, it is not terribly...

    6 lawyers agreed with this answer

    1 person marked this answer as helpful

  2. I applied for disability in 2000. i appealed several times and when i was supposed to get my disability because i have lupus and

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Timothy Minthorn Klob
    2. Lyris Medrano
    3. Paula Brown Sinclair
    4. Clifford Michael Farrell
    4 lawyer answers

    I'm sorry to hear about your health problems and the loss of your appeal documents. You should locate a Social Security Attorney in your area as soon as possible. It would be helpful to obtain a copy of your Social Security file as well. If your initial application was in 2000 you may need to start the process over again, but you may be able to reopen your previous appeal. This process does take time, so you should attempt to address your need for medical care by contacting social service...

    6 lawyers agreed with this answer

  3. I was injured at work and filed an injury report with my employer. I was fired shortly after giving them doctor restrictions.

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Aaron N. Halstead
    2. Israel Ramon
    3. Lyris Medrano
    4. George Ellis Corson IV
    5. Lee Alan Thompson
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    It doesn't seem right, but actually the law in Wisconsin does not require employers to accommodate your restrictions after a work injury. If you are still within your "healing period," meaning you are treating for the injury and have not reached "maximum medical improvement", you have a claim for 2/3 of your average weekly wage for the periods of time you are under the restrictions of your doctor and your employer cannot accommodate them. This is called Temporary Total Disability or TTD....

    4 lawyers agreed with this answer

  4. My attorney wants me to give other party a statement on a conference call

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Albert Lee Crosner
    2. Thomas D. Boley
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Lyris Medrano
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    You should share your concerns with your attorney. It is not my usual practice to allow my clients to give statements, but that does not mean it is inappropriate to do so. What is important is that you understand why your attorney thinks it is a good idea so you are on the same page and that you are given proper guidance prior to the statment being given. If there is a particular reason you are worried about giving a statement, your attorney needs to know what that is.

    1 lawyer agreed with this answer

  5. I would Like to know If I have a case on this. I know FOR A FACT ,MY family will NEVER eat another Frito Lay product EVER AGAIN

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jason Todd Studinski
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3. George Costas Andriotis
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Lyris Medrano
    5 lawyer answers

    I would agree with the other attorneys. If you did not suffer injury, apart from being justifiably disgusted by the highly unpleasant experience, there probably aren't sufficient damages to make a claim against the manufacturer. But if you did, as with any personal injury case, preserving the evidence is essential, as is documenting your injury by going to the doctor and taking photographs.