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Janet Marie Richmond

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  • Is it legal for a employer to Renege on a workers comp claim after their attorneys had agreed to pay but gets fired after agree

    Janet’s Answer

    You haven't provided quite enough information to clearly answer this question. If you have a judge's order and the insurance isn't complying, file for a hearing and make them explain why they aren't following the judge's order. If there was no official settlement then the insurance can change its mind. Remember, the lawyers work for the insurance and the insurance company has the final word. If I were you, I would seek a lawyer to help you.

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  • Do I have to sign a comprise & release if it is NOT satisfactory?

    Janet’s Answer

    Please remember....this is your case! Until everything is answered and dealt with to your satisfaction within the laws available, you do not have to agree to anything. Without knowing the details of the case, I suggest you set a meeting with your lawyer and go over everything with him. Often a face to face dialogue clears things up. Your mileage should be submitted regularly and paid regularly. If you received medical treatment and the cost is reimbursable under the rules of workers' compensation, then you should be paid. You do not have to wait for the final settlement to be paid.

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  • Can I do appeal for IMR , they denied my surgery, What form I need to use, i don't have attorney .

    Janet’s Answer

    This sounds like a worker's compensation question. If MAXIMUS, the IMR company, has upheld the utilization review denial, then there is not much you can do as the IMR is good for a year. However, there are some other things that can be done. You should find a worker's compensation attorney to help you.

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  • What can I do if a new owner is trying to kick us off easement we have possessed for almost 40 years?

    Janet’s Answer

    You need to contact a real estate lawyer to discuss adverse possession rights.

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  • If you made an appointment with a QME for ie, 5/15 and need to reschedule for 5 days later, will there any problems with my case

    Janet’s Answer

    You can call the QME's office and ask to reschedule if you are the one who scheduled it. If not, call the adjuster and tell her you have a family issue and need her to reschedule. Follow it with a letter. A delay in the evaluation may, of course, delay progress of your case. If you were my client I would strongly suggest you keep the appointment.

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  • What can I do about white scars from a laser.

    Janet’s Answer

    File a worker's compensation claim and definitely hire a personal injury lawyer. The PI lawyer should immediately contact the company and demand that they obtain that specific machine and hold it somewhere safe as it could also be the settings were right but the machine was defective so your lawyer will need to consider product defect as well.

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  • Do I need an attorney if I feel I was wrongfully terminated from my job?

    Janet’s Answer

    While in general the I agree with the answers, we don't know if you might fit into a race or other discrimination category. Check out the facts with an employment lawyer.

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  • Is this a Breach Of Contract?

    Janet’s Answer

    What is written in the contract is what controls. If you have proof they were paid and then didn't pay you, you win. Depending on the amount in question you will need to go to small claims or district court. If it is not within the limit of a small claims court, you may want to consult a lawyer.

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  • Do i have a chance to win small claims suit?

    Janet’s Answer

    You could file in small claims court but be sure you have a written statement from the body shop who said it should have lasted 2 years along with a written repair estimate.

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  • What can I do about a neighbor who I've never spoken to stop verbally being aggressive and racist towards my family and I?

    Janet’s Answer

    This may not be a legal issue. Perhaps you and a neighbor you are friendly with could go talk to these people and try to form a positworking relationship. A basket of muffins works wonders. If they escalate their behavior such that you fear for your safety, you could call the police and make a report. Usually communities have special officers who help with issues like this. These days, communities and police are very sensitive to racial/hate speech.

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