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  • Who do I call you call if you get hurt on a tobacco field?

    I was working on a tobacco field and a metal box fell on me.

    Celeste’s Answer

    There are special rules under the NC Workers' Compensation Act for Farm workers. It may be best for you to contact an attorney by telephone so that you can provide more detailed information about your employment and injury. The AVVO attorney contact information is available on the web site.

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  • What can be done i worked for a farmer he paid me cash money i step on a nail on the farmer property got infected with ganegreen

    Lost half of leg due to an accident on job turned to ganegreen lost leg rest of leg at a later time up to the calf they didn't me under worker comp they said they would compensate me for my injury but never did what can i do to be compensated fo...

    Celeste’s Answer

    More information is needed. You should call or contact an attorney directly. .

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  • What are my rights concerning a breach of contract by workers comp

    I had a workers comp case settle with a Memorandum Regarding Additional Term! for Mediated Settlement Agreement for the month June 5, 2015 workers comp didn't comply with the settlement agreement in the allotted time frame as a result of this them...

    Celeste’s Answer

    You are not entitled to compensation for hardship for a work related injury. Bills often get paid late, just stay in contact with the insurance carrier or your attorney until they get paid. Once paid, your credit should clear up.

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  • Need help WC breach in contract of settlement lawyers want do anything about this need to be informed as to what I do.

    It's been 2 mos since my case was settle and since then workerscomp has not done what was suppose to a contingency for settle in the form of a memorandum I have not signed any papers releasing my lawyer from this there where paper sent for the re...

    Celeste’s Answer

    Your situation sounds frustrating, and it is difficult to understand from your post whether your case has actually settled or not. It is good to hear that you have a lawyer, but sometimes it takes longer than it should to get your bills paid through the workers' compensation system. I am sure another attorney will try to help you understand this process without charging you for the information if you call their office.

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  • Can an employer stop salary due to employee being injured and off for 10 days. Still waiting for MRI but workers comp is slow.

    I fell down concrete steps on Jan 21st. went to employers doctor and they did xrays and said I could return to work within 3 days. I caught bronchitis on Feb 7th I was coughing really hard and something in my back snapped. I was in extreme pain. ...

    Celeste’s Answer

    Your question involves many different issues which you may find easier to discuss with an attorney. You should call a workers' compensation attorney in your area who can ask you questions and help you find a solution. Good Luck.

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  • Should contact a workers comp lawyer??

    I was hurt at work back in 2008 .. I hurt my back.. In August of this year I found out that I have degenerative disc in my lower back and a disc out of alignment in the middle of my back.. I had a acdf to fix the disc in my neck in October but my ...

    Celeste’s Answer

    More information is needed to properly answer your question. Did you hurt your neck or back in 2008? Is the surgery you had in October 2014 related to the 2008 injury or a new claim? You may have a new claim for occupational disease if your job caused your back condition which required surgery and your job exposed you to an increased risk of developing the back condition. The second element is typically difficult to prove when you have degenerative disk disease.

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  • Is there any lawyers that will handle a workers comp. case if they are a federal employee? Looking for one in around Kinston, NC

    fell on my way to work getting gas. I'm a rural carrier and we have protection from portal to portal. (From my house to work from work to house.) So my boss is contested it cause I stop to get gas which I have to have in order to deliver mail and ...

    Celeste’s Answer

    • Selected as best answer

    You may contact:

    Daniel F. Read
    Attorney at Law
    115 E. Main St.
    Durham, North Carolina 27701-3601
    919-683-1900 (FAX 919-682-4955)
    Email: readlaw@aol.com

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  • Is this legal?

    My job just gave me a separation notification and this all happened while I am still under workers comp and my next Doctor's appointment is next week. When asked was this just for me they told me that mines came down from Human Resources. Since th...

    Celeste’s Answer

    The accurate answer to your question depends upon the reason for the separation. As others have suggested, you should consult with an attorney with whom you can provide more specific information so that you can be provided a more specific response regarding your rights.

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  • Workmen comp decided to pay my settlement in weekly installments SSDI wants all my money from is there help?

    weekly installments will reduce my benefits, I need that money to improve my home to make me more independent as well as pay off some bills, I had a total knee replacement under WC disability is Rheumatoid Arthritis & Severe Fibromyalgia among o...

    Celeste’s Answer

    There will be an offset between workers' compensation and social security disability benefits. Your employer does not have to pay your settlement in a lump sum, but there may be ways you can persuade them to do so and then you can keep more of your SSDI benefits. For more information you should contact an experienced workers' compensation attorney in person.

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  • Why would a law firm say that they're not in a position to help with a disability claim when that is what they do?

    I have rheumatoid arthritis and suffer from it bad. So, I'm appealing for medicaid; Nc says you have to have disability to get medicaid or have children or pregnant. I want medicaid to help with my chronic disease. This is what I have to do in ord...

    Celeste’s Answer

    As stated by others, there are many reasons one firm may not be able to assist you, but you are fortunate that there are many qualified attorneys handling disability claims . Call some other firms and you may find some to assist you.

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