Deposition are to get info from you. If they dont take one it is bc no info is required from you at the time. Settlement can take place at any time, whether it is supported by medical evidence is another story. MSC normally a party is claiming that case is ready for settlement however it is rebuttable. Discovery is close once set for trial however ptp reports are admissable regardless. Talk to your attorney regarding this issues. Good luck!
He can file a WC but now with new law that took effect on 1/1/13 it is going to be harder. However, you state that your husband is in constant pain from work that might be a continuing injury due to his job duties. I would suggest that you consult with a WC attorney to discuss such. Good Luck!
They can follow you around and ask questions. If the info they gather is evidence that can be used against is another story. Investigators want to catch you doing something outside the restrictions set by your doctor. Basically, they want to rebut the doctor's findings by your actions and hence minimize the value of the case. Most of the time they will find you doing normal day activities with an action or two that is beyond the restriction. Defense will try to use that against you and...
Agree with Mr. Borah. We need additional facts. If your brother settled by way of C&R it might be too late. If your brother settled by stip and it has not been over 5 years of DOI you might have a chance. However if it stipped it would have to be based on medical evidence.
Rest assure that if the case settled for a low amount it is very probable that their are facts that you might not be well aware off. I say this because in the scenario you are describing no decent attorney would...
From what I understood from your post: You missed an appointment and have not seen a doctor for 35 days and due to such they cut your TTD benefits for the 3 months.
Have you seen a doctor declaring you TTD? If not you need to do so. Once there is a report declaring you TTD again you can get benefits (if PTP is in MPN).
As to your attorney. There is no reason why your attorney should take two weeks to get you a doctor's appointment.
I would wait for the 2/2 appointment that your attorney scheduled. In fact I would stop going to all appointments that your insured schedules unless your attorney authorized it. One more thing, I would be asking my attorney such questions, that is why you hired him. Good Luck!
Your attorney is letting you know that your case has been denied. This denial can be for many reasons, post-termination , AOE/COE, no medical evidence, etc... The attorney's job is to get your claim accepted by gathering evidence to support or rebut the defense claim. In regards to your question regarding a new attorney, YES you can get a new attorney, however getting a new attorney will not get your claim accepted immediately. Have a sit down with your attorney and ask him why your claim...