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Brandy Lynn Johnson

Saint Louis Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. Can i be fired for being hurt at work?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

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    A quick answer is: You cannot be fired for pursing your workers' compensation rights. However, the answer may not be that simple. If, for example, the employer has to fill your position because you are off work for an extended period of time and, when you can return, there is not enough work, they may be within their rights. Retaliatory discharge claims are very fact oriented. You would need an attorney to closely examine all the facts surrounding your situation to determine whether you have...

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  2. I fell down the stairs at work and landed on my back 13 months ago.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

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    You can start by requesting responsibility for medical treatment be assumed by employer under workers' compensation. If the request is denied you can still file a claim with the IL Workers' Compensation Commission (aka an Application). The Statute of Limitations requires an Application for compensation be filed with the Commission within 3 years after the date of the accident, where no compensation has been paid, or within 2 years after the date of the last payment of compensation. Given the...

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  3. I got injured at work and was on workers comp the doctor put me on light duty one hand only I didnt go back due to the pain.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

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    It varies based on the circumstances. Is driving a part of your light duty work or were you just unable to get to work? You can see a doctor of your choosing in Illinois about your symptoms. If you are taken off work again completely, you can demand your temporary total disability be restarted until you are released to work again. I would recommend you consult an attorney that specializes in workers' compensation. They could give you a better idea of whether you should apply for unemployment...

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