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Matthew Bruce Lewis

Richardson Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

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  1. My mom got hurt on the job in the state of texas. Dose she have a claim becuse they have no works man comp.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Curtis James Bickers
    2. Matthew Bruce Lewis
    3. David James Manley
    4. David J. McCormick
    4 lawyer answers

    Everything depends on how your mom got hurt at work. Even if they don't have workers' compensation insurance, she may still have a claim against the company for her injuries if there was any negligence on the part of the employer or a co-worker. I suggest that your mom discuss the details with a work injury lawyer. You should be able to get a free consultation.

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  2. Worker's Compensation

    Answered 15 days ago.

    1. Matthew Bruce Lewis
    2. Draper Tobias Rodriguez
    3. Daniel L. Morris
    3 lawyer answers

    Your benefits should continue and you shouldn't lose you job just because injections were denied. Your doctor will most likely resubmit the request for the injections a second time. If they get rejected again, then you or your doctor can appeal that decision by filing form LHL-009 that you can get from the Division of Workers' Compensation. Once you do that, the Division will appoint an Independent Review Organization (IRO) to review the request. At that point, the question about whether or...

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  3. Inquire about the possibility of compensation in work-related injuries ?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Daniel Knight Dinneen
    2. Sean Michael Cichowski
    3. Robert A House
    4. Matthew Bruce Lewis
    5. Robert R. Pagniello
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    You ought to be able to get treatment. I usually research the company involved to find out if they have workers' comp insurance or not. Either way, there are doctors that will see you if we tell them how the claim is going to be handled.

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  4. Workers comp. my doctor hasn't released me yet but they say I reached mmi

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Matthew Bruce Lewis
    2. George Pablo Escobedo
    3. John M Connell
    3 lawyer answers

    The main question in a case like yours is whether or not you are going to have any additional treatment of any significance. If you are, then you are likely not at MMI. If you are not, then you are likely at MMI. There are deadlines when it comes to disputing impairment ratings. It may be that your lawyer went to the hearing you described and perfected your impairment rating dispute but bought you time to get the surgery or other treatment necessary to prove that you are not at MMI....

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  5. Can I still get workers comp on an old injury

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Matthew Bruce Lewis
    2. Daniel L. Morris
    3. Brian Heath Crockett
    4. John M Connell
    4 lawyer answers

    If you have a new injury to your knee that is different from what you had before, then it could be a new claim. Even if this is not a new injury, you may be able to now settle out the old case if it happened before the law changed in the latter part of 1991. If you have been off work for awhile now because of this, we may also be able to get you social security disability. There are several options in this situation, and with the possible "old law" claim, there is a lot to consider. Feel...

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  6. Can you file for Workman's Comp after termination and if it was not reported to them but you have a witness and medical report ?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Richard Kurt Arbuckle
    2. Richard Todd Rosenstein
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Daniel L. Morris
    5. Matthew Bruce Lewis
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    If you reported the injury to the company medic and/or a manager at the operations department, that should be good enough for reporting the injury. The company's failure to turn in a claim is not your fault and does not cost you the claim. I would file form DWC-41 from the Division of Workers' Compensation's website to get the claim going. You should also contact an attorney that handles workers' comp in the Waco Field Office of the DWC. There are still a few of us around.

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  7. What happens now? Do they settle with me and cut ties or fire me? I'm Not getting the 15 wks. Pay. Only 4.... what's happens now

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Draper Tobias Rodriguez
    2. Mario L. Vasquez
    3. Matthew Bruce Lewis
    3 lawyer answers

    I think the answer depends on whether or not you are healed. If you have gotten all the treatment you need and you have healed, then there's not much you can do about the situation. If you still need treatment and it has been less than two years since your injury occurred, then there is still a lot that can be done for you - both medically and financially. At the very least, you will want to have your impairment rating reviewed for accuracy. I recommend that you contact a Houston attorney...

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  8. Can I get an attorney at this stage?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Mario L. Vasquez
    2. Matthew Bruce Lewis
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    5. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes, you can still hire an attorney. If you were in the Dallas area, I would want to sit down with you and review an records you have, go over the details of your case, and develop a game plan. It sounds like there is still some work to be done to prove causation in your case. What I would recommend to do with that would depend on who your doctor is and what reports have already been written. Sometimes causation takes some real effort. I've given a link below to an article that helps...

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  9. I was injure on my job on 11.17,2011 and on 4.16.2012 my doctor release me to back to work.

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Matthew Bruce Lewis
    2. Kim Karen Wyatt
    3. Brian Heath Crockett
    4. George Pablo Escobedo
    4 lawyer answers

    The Texas Labor Code says that employers are not allowed to fire employees in retaliation for filing a workers' compensation claim. You may have a claim, but more details would be needed to make that determination. I recommend that you contact a local workers' compensation or employment law attorney to see if your situation creates a claim you can pursue.

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  10. My employer keeps changing my compensation (not hourly )mid month, without an explanation on why or how the numbers add up?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Matthew Bruce Lewis
    2. George Pablo Escobedo
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    3 lawyer answers

    You may want to change the practice areas this has been submitted to. It's not really a "workers' compensation" issue. Workers' compensation is an area of the law dealing with workplace injuries. You might try "employee compensation" or related tags.

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