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  • I was injured at work do I need to go to the company designated medical clinic for treatment or can I see my personal physician

    my employer is stating that I am NOT fit for work until I am seen at their medical clinic for treatment and they are not allowing me to work whatsoever. I never signed anything agreeing to this. I feel I should be allowed to see my primary care ph...

    Peter’s Answer

    They are entitled to send you to their doctors for the first appointment / exam in most instances unless you predesignated a doctor for work injuries prior

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  • Should I attend my MSC hearing for workers compensation? my attorney said it was not necessary for me to attend

    i am not sure my attorney has my best interest at heart

    Peter’s Answer

    As for my client so I generally check with the defense attorney to see if anything is going to be accomplished at the MSC if they're going to stall us or request some other proceeding then there's no reason for me to waste my clients time just sitting there at the court while the two attorneys hash things out so trust your attorney

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  • Can I be denied Workers Comp if I never refused to return to work after a major car accident that's the company fault?

    I was injured driving my company carrier van and flipped over on the freeway. The tow man and the police both said it had to be because my load was over the max weight limit. I went to emergency and have been out of work for a month. I fax over al...

    Peter’s Answer

    I could not agree more with mr. epperly.
    His option 3 .., get a good work comp atty is the soundest advice for you.
    Look at the Avvo.com list of attorneys in your area and pick one with solid track performance snd positive reviews.
    Good luck.
    Peter S.

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  • How can I get released back to full duty from modified duty as quickly as possible?

    I'm a truck driver with 15 years experience and have worked 6 years at my current employer. Three weeks ago, I felt pain in my right knee while exiting the truck. I reported it to my employer and was sent to see a doctor. I was placed on modifi...

    Peter’s Answer

    If you feel fully capable of returning to work on full duty and get this promotion within the window of opportunity convince the doctor that you are capable of returning to full duty he should have no reservations about doing that since you are the patient and it's your position that you can do the job. It is always a refreshing surprise when an injured worker insists on going back to work full duty

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  • Do I need a new workers comp attorney?

    I was injured at work my meniscus was torn. I had surgery last April, had therapy for a month or so. Then the Dr. Sent me back to work. I told him I couldn't, I felt I wasn't better, he ignored me. I haven't met with my attorney, I have only been ...

    Peter’s Answer

    Why anyone would hire an attorney without first meeting with them face to face is incomprehensible. Find a great workers company attorney who will
    Meet with you. Check the attorney ratings and reviews on AVVO.COM and find the right lawyer.

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  • CA workers comp case, I have been classified as PD. I need to find part time work, do I have to pay back my PD?

    I have been PD and MMI for over a year now. I need to get a part time job to make ends meet. I was told that if I found a part time job, I would have to pay back my PD. I can not do the work that I used to do, but I do need to find part time wo...

    Peter’s Answer

    Whoever gave you that advice is quite wrong, if you were still temporarily disabled and you made money you would have to return a certain portion of the temporary disability money.

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  • What Exactly Does the Workers Compensation Judge Do to Enforce the Finding and Award Order?

    I have a status hearing scheduled to have the judge enforce the order issued about 4 months ago which the claims adjuster and the defendant attorney are refusing to follow. They were unsuccessful on appeal, but still decided not to follow the judg...

    Peter’s Answer

    You should have an attorney follow up on enforcement of the award I take it by the nature of your question that you don't have an attorney if you have an attorney the award would have been taken care of by now or your attorney would have taken those people back into court and would have received penalties and sanctions for the lack of follow-through on the original order

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  • Wanted to know if I should wait for reports or agree to an offer

    Just had a AME evaluation and scheduled for a QME evaluation, the defense attorney made an offer and wants to settle before the reports are in.

    Peter’s Answer

    Why in the world you would ever want to play lawyer with such an important life event like your workers comp case is beyond me.
    The issues are so critical to the rest of your life having to do with continuing medical care which can be far more important then the money being offered. A smart lawyer will always get you more money on your case then you would ever get on your own...he in essence pays for himself and you get the benefit of his experience and knowledge without paying a dime from your pocket up front.
    This is a no brainer...

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  • Hi my name is Anthony Franks, i was injured on the job.now they just laid me off what can i do i need a 132a case attorney.

    i was shocked by 277volts and fell off a 8ft ladder on to my back and hit the back of my head im currently receiving medical treatment from my company doctor. i was placed on modified work for now. my work man comp attorney has me going to there d...

    Peter’s Answer

    Why isn't your current attorney filing the 132a for you that you need 2 attorneys for the same case is ridiculous.

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  • I live in California but worked and was injured in Nevada ... I was told to return to work or I'd be terminated, I was laid off

    I caught the heel of my work boot on a step and hyperextended my Achilles, when I went to the er the doctor stated I had a strained my ankle and put me on light duty, my Achilles continued to hurt so when I was in break from work I had my own doct...

    Peter’s Answer

    It seems Brett has it nailed
    Nevada jurisdiction
    Find a sharp Nevada work comp attorney thru avvo.com

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