Grady Martin’s Answers

Grady Martin

Seattle Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 11
  1. Is it dumb to represent myself I from of the board of industrial appeals?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Grady Martin
    2. Rachel Elizabeth Scott
    3. Robert P Garven
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    5. Jeffrey Schwab
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    Yes. You should try to obtain a new attorney. Appeals to the Board are complicated. Only an attorney who is familiar with workers' compensation appeals will be able to properly address the legal and medical issues in your appeal.

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  2. Can a doctor take you complete off work for a on the job injury in Washington state.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Grady Martin
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Robert Aaron Silber
    4. David J. McCormick
    4 lawyer answers

    If you've been injured at work and have a workers' compensation claim, the Department of Labor and Industries (or your employer if they are "self-insured") will consider your primary treating doctor as your "attending physician" for the claim. It is an attending physician's responsibility, based on his or her professional medical opinion, to provide appropriate work restrictions or to certify that you are unable to work at your job of injury or to certify that you are unable to work at all....

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  3. Workers Compensation Attorney?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Grady Martin
    2. V. Jonas Urba
    3. Douglas Wayne Jones Jr
    3 lawyer answers

    It is difficult to determine from your short description but you may be entitled to one or more of the following benefits: 1) additional medical treatment, 2) additional timeloss or loss of earning power benefits, 3) an award for permanent impairment (PPD), 4) vocational retraining, or 5) a permanent disability pension. You should call an attorney to discuss your claim. An attorney will ask you questions about the status of your workers' compensation claim, what formal legal orders have...

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  4. Was injured at work,3rd party insurance involved[Sedgwick] fought me every step, therefore delaying my surgery by 18 months.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Grady Martin
    2. Roger Harvey van Hoy
    3. Patrick Arthur Palace
    4. Jobeth Rocky Bowers
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    Once you are "medically fixed and stable," a determination will be made regarding your employability. You may be entitled to vocational retraining or a pension if you are permanently unable to work. This stage of a workers' compensation claim is often one where the injured worker can benefit from having an attorney. As the other attorneys here have indicated, you should at least consult with one at this time. An attorney will ask you questions about the status of your workers' compensation...

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  5. What legal steps should I take to get my employer to address my ergonomic needs and injuries caused on the job?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Grady Martin
    2. Susan J Holm
    3. George Ellis Corson IV
    3 lawyer answers

    If you have not filed a workers' compensation claim, you should probably do so. Once you file a claim, and assuming it is allowed, you may be entitled to one or more of the following benefits: 1) medical treatment for your CTS, 2) compensation for missed work, especially if you undergo surgery, 3) an award for permanent impairment, 4) vocational retraining or a pension. When you call an attorney, he or she will ask you questions about the status of your workers' compensation claim, what...

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  6. To whom does one complain about the conduct of Industrial Appeals Judges?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Grady Martin
    2. George Ellis Corson IV
    3. David J. McCormick
    3 lawyer answers

    I doubt that much of this has anything to do with you being a lay rep and Mr. Corson makes a valid point. As an attorney who practices before the Board, however, I'm in a better position than him to recognize that your complaints are the types of complaints that attorneys often have regarding Board judges and you're correct that there is little to be done about them. Your lack of training as an attorney is clearly not preventing you from finding and applying the relevant rules. An experienced...

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  7. Workers comp, need legal advise.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Grady Martin
    2. Patrick Arthur Palace
    3. Susan J Holm
    4. Drew D Dalton
    5. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    5 lawyer answers

    One purpose of the workers' compensation system is to avoid the type of employee-emloyer litigation you are asking about. For this reason, it is very rare for an employee to be able to see his/her employer for a work injury. Negligence on the part of the employer or its other employees is not enough. You must be able to demonstrate that your employer intentionally harmed you. For this reason, it is very important for you to pursue any and all workers' compensation benefits that you are...

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  8. I have been fighting sedgwick on my l&i injury, im still having problems? They also want to close my case.

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Grady Martin
    2. Peter Jaret Abbarno
    3. Roger Harvey van Hoy
    4. Robert Aaron Silber
    5. Michael B Pollack
    5 lawyer answers

    You are probably entitled to more than Sedgwick is planning on offering you. The possible benefits you may be entitled to are: 1) additional medical treatment, 2) additional timeloss or loss of earning power benefits, 3) an award for permanent impairment, 4) vocational retraining or a pension. You should call an attorney to discuss your claim. An attorney will ask you questions about the status of your workers' compensation claim, what formal legal orders have been issued, your employment...

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  9. So vie been receiving workers comp ( L & I ) since 11 - 15 - 11 can I get unemployment / social security ?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Grady Martin
    2. Michele Susan Lewane
    2 lawyer answers

    You probably cannot get unemployment because it is for individuals who are able to work and looking for work. You may be able to get Social Security Disability. SSD is something that you can apply for yourself but I would suggest talking to a workers' compensation attorney in your area. He or she will asking you questions regarding exactly what is going on with your workers' comp claim and then be able to tell you whether that claim is going ok and what to expect and whether you should apply...

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  10. Does my dad have a case, he wants to receive a retirement pension

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

    1. Grady Martin
    2. Christopher Sharpe
    3. Brian S Wayson
    3 lawyer answers

    Your father may very well be entitled to a pension. It will be complicated and will depend on many variables. These include his injuries, his preexisting conditions, the opinions of his physicians, his work history, and whether he can realistically be retrained to do some type of lighter work. Situations like this can be quite tricky and often require an attorney. An attorney will ask you or your father questions about his medical conditions and the status of his workers' compensation...

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