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  • How long can the insurance company keep holding settlement check? Do they get 30 more days from Penalty Hearing? I

    Hello, From PA here, I had a Compromise & Release hearing on June 14 2016, Judge approved C&R and made his decision on June 16th. In PA insurance company has 30 days from judges decision to send payment. We are now at around 2 months, still noth...

    Christian’s Answer

    They cannot hold it at all. Even the original 30 days is questionable. At some point you may need to execute a judgement in the court of common pleas. If you do not already have an attorney, you should get one. If you do, you should ask your attorney.

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  • Can I work at a restaurant without a worker's permit if I'm 17?

    I'm 17 years old and I've never had a job before. I plan on dropping out of school and my mom said I have to get a job before I do so. I was about to apply for a job but then I remembered I don't have a worker's permit so I was wondering if since ...

    Christian’s Answer

    You posted your question to the workers' compensation forum, which deals with people injured on the job. Perhaps you should repost on the employment and labor blog.

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  • Do you have federal worker compensation lawyers

    I fell on my job, and now I get back injection's from the fall and I have been diagnosed with (2)denegerative disc and a slit disc which causes me extreme amounts of pain. My claim has now been accepted, after first being denied, and they are now ...

    Christian’s Answer

    Do you work directly for the federal government? Who is your employer, specifically?

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  • In Pa, when should my diagnosis be updated on a compensation payable workers comp claim?

    I am still within my 90 days until 9/1. The orthopedic stated I was misdiagnosed and has his diagnosis. I am now scheduled for an IME. I asked my adjuster if she will be correcting the diagnosis with the bureau and she stated not until after she g...

    Christian’s Answer

    I cringe as I read your question. The insurance company is asking for an IME within the 90-day period? This is very aggressive and unfortunate behavior. You should call an experienced workers' compensation attorney this very day to deal with this. There are quite a few issues at play. It is not always a good thing to amend the description of injury, but that is the least of your concerns right now. The IME is a much bigger problem, especially if the insurer issued a Notice of Temporary Compensation Payable, as opposed to a regular Notice of Compensation Payable.

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  • I had a work injury and employer fired me.Is that legal what can be the outcome for being fired?

    I was going through the panel doctor and in one occasion reschedule an appointment because I was not feeling well.Employer insisted in me going to appointment they schedule and I refused to.It had not been not even two weeks into case.It was denie...

    Christian’s Answer

    I'm not sure I understand your question exactly, but it is illegal for an employer to fire someone for asserting their rights under the Workers' Compensation Act. I would strongly recommend consulting with an attorney who is a certified workers' compensation specialist, right away!

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  • I need some information about worker compensation.

    i got hurt on the job, and the employer doctor send me back to work soon and i was not well but i was still on therapy so after i return to work i reinjury my back, so they send me to see the same doctor and he stop my therapy and now i am seeing ...

    Christian’s Answer

    It may take the judge over a year to say anything. Workers' compensation litigation can sometimes last a very long time. You need to speak with an attorney who specializes in workers compensation law, immediately.

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  • Will I receive benefits for workers comp

    I am a full-time worker Mon-Fri is a typical work week. Since June I've requested off 1 day a week for the summer. So I've been working 4 days a week and not the usual 5. Weds I got hurt took off Thurs came in Fri. I finished the work day and r...

    Christian’s Answer

    Actually, you can get paid something after you miss eight days. Specifically, you may be able to recover for days eight through thirteen. The fourteen days you are referring to is a separate provision, which calls for the payment of the first seven, once fourteen has been reached.

    While your scheduled vacation may complicate the issue, it is not automatic that you cannot be compensated for the time period. Brimmer v. WCAB (North American Refractories), 764 A.2d 104 (Pa.Commw. 2000) will shed some light.

    You should contact a workers compensation attorney who is certified as a specialist in workers compensation law.

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  • Do I have any right to compensation

    I lifted my sister in law and hurt my back herniated discs and also husband did work and ended up having a heart attack, just wondering if there was any compensation we could receive. thank you

    Christian’s Answer

    To what type of compensation are you referring? Did you lift your sister-in-law while at work, in the course of your job duties?

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  • Am I covered by worker's comp, re-injured by physical therapist

    I had slap repair surgery done 4 months ago through workers comp. Last week during therapy I felt a sharp pain in my shoulder. My pre op symptoms have come back and the surgeon wants me to get an mri to see if I've torn the labrum again. If the di...

    Christian’s Answer

    Yes! You should contact a workers' compensation attorney to help you with the details.

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  • Can my employer require me to Clean for my entire shift as a reasonable accomodation?

    I am a cashier at a store who suffered a workplace injury. My employer accomodated my restrictions and has made me come in and clean my entire shifts. This store is so dirty tge weekly cleaning has not ever been done and now I have to do it. I got...

    Christian’s Answer

    The issue is whether the cleaning job exceeds your medical restrictions. You really need to speak with an attorney who is certified as a specialist in workers' compensation law. There are a lot of moving parts to your question!

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