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Christopher Scott Carlisle

Christopher Carlisle’s Answers

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  • Provisional time loss benefits/L&I

    Christopher’s Answer

    There is clearly more going on in your claim than just time loss. There is likely an unset wage order, some questions of conditions, and maybe even a protest to the allowance of the claim. All of which can be reviewed by an attorney whose focus is worker's compensation.

    That all being said, yes L&I can put your timeloss (TTD) in an interlocutory status. Yes, you may have to pay it back. If that occurs, there is an option to ask for it to be forgiven.

    Take some time to talk with an attorney or two to go through the particulars.

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  • Landlord charging $1,119 for "damage" that occurred after I turned in my keys

    Christopher’s Answer

    In WA the landlord has 14 days to account for your deposit, if the landlord does not, they maybe liable for up to 3 times the deposit withheld. The specifics are important and I recommend you contact an attorney.

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  • What happens if the Landlord never gave me a Checklist prior to moving in and now wants to charge me a toilet?

    Christopher’s Answer

    The landlord is limited to recovery on what they can prove. Without a moving conditions report signed by both parties they will have to rely on other information in order to prove that toilet was destroyed by you. This is not possible but much harder if they do not have that move-in condition report.

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  • Employee rights

    Christopher’s Answer

    I am not sure of your question, but it sounds like you need to speak to an experienced workers comp attorney.

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  • My claim administrator (self ensured employer) wants to close my claim

    Christopher’s Answer

    1) this depends but I think you can expect 6-10 weeks --ish

    2) there is a website which gives you the number (http://www.lni.wa.gov/CLAIMSINS/CLAIMS/BENEFITS/DISABILITY/PPDAWARDSCHEDS.ASP)

    3) the amount paid out is set by statute, but there are options.

    I recommend you sitting down with a worker's comp attorney to discuss your claim. Typically your first meeting is complimentary.

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  • Employer says wife cant use sick leave until L & I claim is rejected or excepted. can they do that?

    Christopher’s Answer

    As Mr. Palace stated, these run separately. I recommend you sitting down with a worker's comp attorney to discuss your claim. Typically your first meeting is complimentary.

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  • Can my job fire me if I am still on workmen comp and it has been almost 2 months and still have not been seen no time loss money

    Christopher’s Answer

    I am reading 2 things, 1) you were fired and you are interested in finding out if you have recourse. 2) you have not received timeloss and you feel you are entitled. It sounds like you need to speak with a workers comp attorney. Your first meeting should be at not charge.

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  • I had CTS I had surgery in 2014, I am still having problems in 2015. Now what?

    Christopher’s Answer

    If you are unable to return to your previous hours of employment, and your decrease exceeds 5%, then you have the option of collecting Loss of earning power. up to your timeloss rate. The other option is that a vocational counselor will be assigned and they will attempt to get you back to work.

    Either way i recommend contacting a workers compensation attorney whose main practice is worker's compensation.

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  • Reduction in employee work hours after filing a workers' compensation claim

    Christopher’s Answer

    In Washington, we would look for a loss of earning potential payment. If this is retributive, then you should contact a employment law attorney.

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  • Do I need an attorney? I was injured on the job and my current condition is getting worse. No medical facility will help me.

    Christopher’s Answer

    I know this seems like a lawyer answer, but you should contact a local workers compensation attorney who will likely sit down and review your case for free. Good luck!

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