Just wanted to know if I will loss comp pay. Watsaw
As long as you made it clear that you are involuntarily retiring due to the physical limitations caused by the work related injury you should be fine. Any work stoppage that is attributed to the work injury and its limitations will keeo you covered.See question
I have been out of work since April 6,2016 due to disability & work related injury. The work related injury is covered under worker's comp. I am currently on a leave of absence.I need to know what words to use. Medical retirement? medical leave? I...
If you have counsel that person is the best source of information on what steps to take and language to use, but generally speaking, you should make sure your employer knows that you are out of work due to the work related injury and the physical limitations it imposes, and if you are never returning, you should say you have involuntarily retired from your position due to your work related injury.See question
Had surgery on shoulder on approved workers comp. claim. Back to work after 5 weeks.Shoulder re-injured(not at work). Judge ruled it same injury, new surgery approved. Scheduled surgery in couple of months. Before surgery, there were some issues w...
If you had an established comp claim, and an approved comp related surgery, then yes, you would be entitled to receive checks for total disability after you heal. Perhaps the attorney meant to say that you will not get checks for the period between when you were laid off and had the surgery, unless you were laid off for reasons related to your physical limitations due to the work related accident claim, but according to your question you were laid off for unrelated matters. The attorney is correct however to say that you would get more money by returning to work as soon as possible after surgery to another employer and collecting your regular wages instead of comp, because comp wage benefits checks will be reduced from your schedule loss of use award that you will receive at the time you reach maximum level of medical improvement. Make sure you have appropriate legal representation at such time to ensure you get the most amount of money possible. But to answer your question, yes, there should be no problem cashing the check you received.See question
neck and back injuries ,lower back.
Do you have an attorney? Because this is the type of situation in which an attorney would benefit you. There are no out of pocket costs to you so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Your attorney can make sure any settlement offer is negotiated and that you get the most amount available.See question
I been on workers comp since January 2015. I had therapy and all types of injections. They discharged me from therapy because the therapy doc said it wasn't helping. I asked my lawyer if I can close my case. He said there is no settlement? What do...
It could mean that all you schedule loss of use award was already consumed by the Carrier credit from prior payments and there is no interest in the Carrier to settle the medical, it could mean that the Carrier is a self-insured employer like MTA or NYC Law Dept which don't settle claims, it could mean you have not yet reached maximum level of medical improvement, etc. There are endless possibilities. Your attorney is certainly the best one to answer it.See question
Hello, this is reg. a work compensation case in NY, the left ankle fracture occurred 2 years ago which required 2 surgeries in the left Ankle and lot of Suffer and pain. I completely understand that there is no one here that can predict a se...
Workers' comp is a no fault system, so no negligence gets taken into account. Your benefits are only medical and wage benefits, no pain and suffering or any other damages are awarded in comp. It's very different than personal injury suits. Now, whether 30% is significant depends on several factors. What was your average weekly wage? How much were you paid already by the Carrier in wage benefits? Did you return to work or have you been out the whole time? IF you were out and receiving benefits, were they always at the total rate of compensation? As you can see, many factors come into play. YOu definitely need an attorney to help you and it costs you nothing out of pocket and a small contingency fee that is well worth it. Good luck!See question
I just wanna know am i getting a check in 15 days
Did you go to a hearing or is this a proposed decision? You can always object or appeal within 30 days of the date of the filing of the notice of decision if you feel that is not the right decision, however, this means that you would get $4,069.69 less any wage benefits payments the Carrier already paid you. If they didn't pay you anything, you will get the entire $4,069.69. If they paid you something but not more than $4,069.69 you will get the difference. If they paid you $4,069.69 or more already then you won't get any money. So as you see it depends on whether you have already been paid and this could be a SLU decision on a percentage you disagree with or retroactive payments from a newly established case. Without more details there is no way to know for sure. If you don't have an attorney you probably should get one.See question
I was working at a job, which suddenly forced me to wear dress shoes all day. The job requited going up and down steps etc. I was in a lot of pain very day which I was very vocal about. I was let ho from the job in July an the pain has been gettin...
As long as the accident happened on the job while you were an employee and as long as you file the claim within 2 years from the date of the accident you will be fine. It will not matter that you were terminated.See question
Is that money protected
The answer can depend on several factors. Do you have a comp attorney at this time? If so, that would be the first person you need to speak about this with.See question
I have spoken to some lawyers but their fees are too high, are there lawyers that will do it for free and collect when I am awarded
Have you looked for employment attorneys? They generally do not work on contingency but you may want to speak with one or with a few and compare rates.See question