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Lawrence Jay Kuznetz

Spokane Employment / Labor Attorney.

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  1. Workers comp claim is still open, I want this over with, can I ask for a settlement and ask to close my claim?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Sharpe
    2. Lawrence Jay Kuznetz
    3. James M. Clancy
    4. David J. McCormick
    5. Joseph Benjamin D'Amico
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    If you have confidence in your doctor, then go through the testing and find find out your options. You want to make your medical treatment decisions before you close your claim. While it can be exceedingly frustrating with trying to get to the bottom of things, you don't want to make a decision you are going to regret and close your claim without knowing your options. You need to make the decision that is best for you and avoid making decisions that may be clouded by your frustration. Step...

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  2. Can my employer make me do light duty

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lawrence Jay Kuznetz
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    You should confer with an attorney about your specific circumstances. Has your doctor released you to light or restricted duty? Is this part of a workers compensation claim effort to return you to work? Does the light duty job activities fall within your doctor's release restrictions? Are you part of a union? If so, you should contact your union rep to discuss. Is the light duty a permanent job or a temporary job while you get better? Do you believe you can do your former job as opposed...

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  3. Can landlords take money out of my rent to pay for other "costs"?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Elizabeth Rankin Powell
    2. Lawrence Jay Kuznetz
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    The landlord can establish reasonable rules for a tenant to follow. But if you violate a rule, the landlord must give a 10 day notice to comply. Since the requirement to pick up after your dog is not in your lease, the landlord's action in deducting an arbitrary amount out of a rent payment and claiming you are now late may violate the Landlord Tenant Act. Did you provide the landlord with a pet deposit when you moved in? I agree that you are entitled to the quiet use and enjoyment of the...

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  4. I need a lawyer to fight the 9k from "medical bills" that i do not beileve i should have to pay or is even true.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Jason M Casebolt
    2. Gregory Stuart Marshall
    3. George Costas Andriotis
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Lawrence Jay Kuznetz
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    If you had car insurance at the time of the accident, contact them immediately to let them know of the claim. You want to turn it over to them for handling. If you did not have insurance, then you should dispute the debt by telling the collection company you dispute what they claim is owed and immediately request the collection company provide you with a copy of all the medical bills they claim are related to their collection of the claimed debt owed. Under the Fair Debtr Collection...

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  5. Negligience for the way you REACT to how your car got hit?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Lawrence Jay Kuznetz
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    Insurance companies are notorius for attempting to assign fault to reduce what they may have to pay when their insured is at fault. The other driver's negligence put in motion a chain of events that ended up causing damage to your vehicle. Unless your reaction was so unreasonable, the fact that you made choices or reacted in such a way that arguably might not have been the best choice or reaction under the circumstances, it still is not a basis for reducing the insurance company's...

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  6. I am renting an apartment My lease is up on the first I am fetting married and looking to rent a larger place

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Vitaliy Kertchen
    2. Lawrence Jay Kuznetz
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    The short answer is yes than can refuse to provide information. You could obtain or suggest to the new landlord that they run you through the tenant information data base which would show your rental history and everything but your last landlord. With an adequate showing of financial wherewithall to pay rent, a good credit check, and verification by you of copies of your rent checks being paid on time, you should be in a position to qualify with the new landlord.

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  7. Regarding Non Compete clause in offer letter I signed. Now I have offer with client and my company is stopping me from joining.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Lawrence Jay Kuznetz
    2. Robert Daniel Kelly
    3. Howard Eugene Bundy
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to have a lawyer review the non-compete agreement and understand the circumstances of when you signed it as part of the employment relationship, as that could affect the enforceability of the agreement.

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  8. LNI is closing my claim but I have been a whole month without time loss, I have called many times with no call back! What do I d

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Lawrence Jay Kuznetz
    2. John William Ladenburg
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    Time loss is based on certification from your attending physician that you are unable to work during the period of disability. If your doctor will so certify you, then the Department would likely pay for the time period certified. The attending physician should also address whether you are still in need of further treatment. Even though you've been released to return to work, you still may need treatment. Make sure you appeal any closing order well before the 60 day appeal period for that...

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  9. Should I see an attorney now or wait till treatment is over they are trying to put me back to work when I cant use my left arm.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kevin Daniel Anderson
    2. Grady Martin
    3. George Ellis Corson IV
    4. Lawrence Jay Kuznetz
    5. David J. McCormick
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    If you haven't seen your doctor, you should do so immediately. Inability to work is based on the doctor's certification that you are unable to presently perform you job, or need modified or other light duty work to perform. Your subjective claim that you can't work is not sufficieint. This issue is really driven by your doctor's opinion. So return to your doctor and see if he/she will certify continued time loss compensation based on an examaintation or will release you with restricitrions...

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  10. In Washington, can an employer withhold your last paycheck to pay for damage to gps screen in company car?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Thuong-Tri Nguyen
    2. Lawrence Jay Kuznetz
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    Generally, you must have agreed in advance to allow deductions to your check before your emplloyer can simply unilaterally deduct some item or the employer risks violating our wage laws. However, it doesn't prevent the employer from pursuing a damage claim against you for negligence. You might want to check and see if your homeowners coverage might apply and pay for the damage. I'd urge you to consult with an attorney for help to map out a strategy to resolve this.