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  • Does my employer have the right to tell me I cannot take my vacation after coming off of an on the job injury?

    I 'm a truck driver and fell off of the flatbed trailer while delivering and was knocked out. for how long I don't remember. I don't recall the accident . I woke up in an ambulance on the way to the hospital . I suffered a head concussion and bru...

    Peter’s Answer

    If you are not working due to a workplace injury then you should be on time-loss; not vacation. I recommend you go to your doctor and open an workers compensation claim. Then, the doctor will complete a APF or note in your file that you are not able to return to work until further treatment or notice is provided to the employer. It is very serious when a person loses consciousness due to head trauma.

    I also recommend you consult with an attorney. Most attorneys, like myself, offer free injury consultations to workers.

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  • If i have my kids for 3 weekends a month can i get my support order reduced so i don't pay my ex for time she doesn't have kids?

    after only 3 weeks notice my ex took my kids across the us to minnesota last fall, now my ex is moving back to my area and i will have our 2 children for at least 3 weekends each month. Is there a way i can go about modifying my support order to r...

    Peter’s Answer

    If there is a change in circumstances, you may Petitioner the court to modify both the Parenting Plan and the Child Support. In this case, you may have an argument for a residential credit deviation. A residential deviation may reduce your overall obligation.

    I recommend you consult with an attorney about your case so they can review your orders.

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  • WORK COMPENSATION STATE OF WASHINGTON RE: L&I CLAIM TIME LOSS BENEFITS

    DOI: 01/15/2012. Claim is denied and CLOSED Appealed on Appealed on 01/12/2014. Appealed was Granted on 06/09/2015. I have not work since 01/07/2014 to present. Everything is n placed now. My first schedule TL check for 08/10/2015 thru 08/24/2015 ...

    Peter’s Answer

    If your medical condition was certified by a doctor on or before January 1, 2014 then you may be eligible for back time loss. You need to look for medical notes or APF filed by your doctor back in 2014 stating you are unable to return to work. However, prepare for a long fight.

    I recommend you consult with an attorney. Most attorneys, like myself, offer free injury consultations and can review all your documentation.

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  • What happens if...my Work Comp attorneys miss an important filing deadline

    My attorneys seemingly have done little to no work on my case. I have no idea what is happening to prepare for the hearing but it sounds like nothing. And it appears that a very important deadline was missed which affects what or who can be used t...

    Peter’s Answer

    I suggest you speak to your attorney about the lack of communications and potentially missed deadline. You can retain a new attorney and have the new attorney review the file and try to correct any potential errors. If the error was fatal, you may have no choice but to seek a malpractice attorney and make a claim- but that is an extreme situation.

    At this point, I would highly recommend you consult an injury attorney about your case. Most injury attorneys, like myself, offer free injury consultations. After the consultation, you can retain new representation.

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  • Can I personally sue the claim manager handling my workers compensation claim?

    The person handling my workers compensation claim is neglectful to say the least. I have been injured for over 2 years and she refuses to provide me with any assistance to get better. She's also be unprofessional, rude, and blatantly irresponsible...

    Peter’s Answer

    No, you can't sue the claims manager. There are other remedies if you believe the Department or Third Party Admin. is dragging their feet or being arbitrary and capricious; even penalties.
    However this begs the question; why haven't you retained an attorney to help you manage your claim? Most injury attorneys, like myself, offer free injury consultations to injured workers. I highly recommend you consult with an injury attorney. You will be surprised how quickly things start to move when an attorney is protecting your rights.

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  • Rear-ended in an automobile accident... what should I do next..Lacey, WA?

    Other car given the citation.

    Peter’s Answer

    Medical: I always recommend that you or any passenger see a doctor to determine if there are any injuries. Sometimes injuries in an automobile collision are not felt for a day or two afterwards. If you or any passengers feel an injury, immediately report it to your doctor or at the emergency room. Property: Report the accident to your insurance. You will need to work with your insurance to have the vehicle repaired/Rental/replacement. I recommend you not speak to the other driver's insurance company. You do not need to make any statements and the other driver's insurance is not trying to help you- they are trying to limit their driver's exposure.
    There are many nuances to a personal injury automobile collision. I recommend you consult with an injury attorney. Most injury attorneys, like my firm, offer free consultations to those injured in automobile collisions. It will be worth it to learn about your rights and the process in more detail.

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  • Can I move in with fiancée with bad credit

    I want to move in with fiancee but am afraid with my bad credit even tho I wont be paying any of the bills they will refuse to let me even tho I have a clear backround can they refuse to let me? even if we were married?

    Peter’s Answer

    Who is "they"? You can cohabitate with someone with bad credit? If you are worried about your own credit, then don't co-sign any loans or credit applications with them. If you are worried about community/separate debts, then don't comingle your funds, keep separate accounts, or better yet a execute a community property agreement or prenuptial.
    There really is not enough information, so I strongly encourage you to contact an attorney for a consultation.

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  • If L&I won't pay for calcification deposit removal when repairing torn rotator and labrum, is it OK to involve my regular ins.?

    My insurance offered to pay for calcification deposit removal since most likely not result of work related injury. I am afraid L&I will try something shady if they help. I don't plan on having another separate surgery for this. Help please??

    Peter’s Answer

    The issue is going to be whether your insurance will pay for the removal and whether the billing could be segregated. However, does the calcification deposit or will the calcification deposit retard your recovery? Does the deposit or will the deposit make the surgery more difficult? These are questions that should be asked of your attending physician and surgeon. If the answer is "yes" then the Department should include the removal.
    Most injury attorneys, like myself, offer free consultations for injured workers. I recommend you consult with an injury attorney and have them review the records.

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  • If the non-custodial parent is not working and has an open workers comp claim, will income likely be imputed for child support?

    The current child support order has the NCP's income imputed at min. wage because they were not working at the time. I'm looking to update the child support order due to a significant change in my income. The NCP does not work and receives about $...

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    The child support standards for determining income are in RCW 26.09.071. Workers Compensation is specifically listed as income for the court to consider; therefore, the time loss would likely be used to calculate the child support on the worksheets. However, that would only be temporary. Once the income changes and the injured worker is no longer on time loss, the other parent may file a Motion to Adjust or Petition to Modify the Child Support Order.

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  • When has post secondary support been denied ?

    The child requesting the pses voluntarily estranged herself from me 6 years ago at age 12. She has not wanted anything to do with me since I requested a temp reduction in c/s in 2009 during economic crash. After the last 6 years of no contact she ...

    Peter’s Answer

    Post Secondary Support depends on whether it was reserved in the Final Child Support Order. Generally, it may be requested before the later of the child's 18th birthday or graduation from high school. If a petition is not filed before the later of those dates, then it is generally waived. Post Secondary Support can be calculated based on the child support worksheets if the child is residing at home or based on other factors such as (Cost of Education minus grants/scholarships), then divided between both parents and the child. I recommend you consult with an attorney to discuss your options.

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