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  • I was in a auto accident. Health insurance paid medical bills at a discounted rate. Should I ask for the charged amount?

    Auto Accident, Heath insurance paid medical bills at a discounted rate, is the person's insurance who is at fault responsible for the charged medical bills or just the discounted rate?

    Ryan’s Answer

    Yes. In SC you can claim full price of bills

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  • If you have good info that your WC Lawyer is throwing your case on purpose, how do you change Lawyers without getting in trouble

    I have very good intel that my Lawyer is throwing the case and working with the company. I'm afraid if I fire them I will find myself in a world of trouble. how do I get out of this mess?

    Ryan’s Answer

    I've done workers comp for 15 years. First 10 was representing companies and insurance companies. Since then I've represented injured workers. In all my time I've never seen a claimant lawyer throw a case...why would they? They get paid based upon what they recover. The more the better for you and him/her.

    There are some I used to see that would work the case harder than others.

    Now that being said, I've been wrong before.

    So if you have concerns, I'd bring them up to the lawyer and see if you can address. They may be able to explain whatever your concerns are...

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  • Workers Comp claim is denied.. I have no Lawyer, FCE coming do I have to see their Dr til I have a Lawyer

    I refused FCE until I have a Lawyer

    Ryan’s Answer

    I agree with Stephen. This is not an easy question to answer in limited facts. Take advantage of a local lawyers free consult.

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  • Do i need a lawyer for handling my workers compensation claim?

    I was injured at work while performing my duties. The incident happen on September 28,2015 and I was immediately taken out of work by the doctors. After a MRI, I was explained by a neurologist, Dr. Drye, that the joint between the 4th and 5th l...

    Ryan’s Answer

    That is really a personal question. I think the right lawyer can really provide a benefit in handling a claim. Many people like that they have someone one on their side that knows the law and can guide the injured worker through all things related to a comp claim. Most lawyers, if not all, in workers compensation cases work on a contingency fee so if you don't recover money then you don't owe them a fee AND they offer free consultations so why not at least go meet with one?

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  • I have a Workers Comp case and I am located in Greenville, SC, I have released 2 lawyers and I am seeking a Workers Comp Lawyer

    I have an overuse injury and want a Lawyer that will work for me beyond a quick settlement

    Ryan’s Answer

    Then you should set up consultations with new lawyers and see who is a good fit for you. Should also do your research on your potential replacement lawyers

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  • I was told not to mail my form 15 back to Workers Comp, I do not agree with my checks being stopped is there a reason not to

    Case has been denied no Deposition yet they are still sending me to Doctors why would I not mail form 15 back to appeal my checks

    Ryan’s Answer

    Who told you not to send 15 in and why?

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  • Can I sue my worker's comp lawyer for messing up my case?

    I was hit by a truck while working, the driver of the truck admitted to using drugs while driving thus causing the accident. Because I was working at the time of the accident I was required to go thru worker's comp; however, my lawyer made the mi...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Not if the form becomes accepted and/or timely. If that happens then it becomes harmless error (if there was an error). That's the best way for everyone.

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  • Can my employer investigate me using video surveillance when I have a worker's compensation claim?

    I believe a manager from another one of the stores in my company (maybe he's from the corporate office, but he is someone I have met before) is following me and taking pictures and video of me at home and at the store. Can my employer legally do ...

    Ryan’s Answer

    They sure can. In Hilton head call attorney Mary Jordan

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  • Is there a statue of limitations on filing a death claim?

    My uncle was killed in a train accident in 2000 While going through some papers I found his death certificate which state his cause of death was a pedestrian train accident. My aunt stated that they didn't file a lawsuit against the train company...

    Ryan’s Answer

    Generally it is either 2 or 3 years depending on who you are suing.

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  • DO I need an attorney to seek a claim? Do i get compensated for my scars as i was told by my parent and friends?

    On 11 Aug at work i was stirring the cheese for the nacho and it bubbled up and next thing you know cheese fly up and popped right on my face to my chest. I seeked cold compress and when workers told me it started looking bad i notified our first ...

    Ryan’s Answer

    When you receive a scar it falls under the disfigurement statute which compensates you 0-50 weeks. You take 2/3 of what you make per week and then multiply it by the number of weeks you agree upon for your scarring compensation. It's very subjective when it comes to scarring so really comes down to whatever you can agree upon. You can hire an attorney to settle it out for you or try and settle it with the insurance adjuster on your own.

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