I'm expected to have surgery real soon and be off work 4-6 months or longer! I havent received any weekly benefits from workers comp but they have paided my medicals and prescriptions! How much longer do i have to wait to receive weekly benefits? ...
Like most that seek guidance on this site, you have ran into a common pitfall of the workers' compensation system. That pitfall is no answers/no guidance from your employer and their workers' compensation carrier. Most likely, you have met the waiting period for income benefits to be triggered. Most likely, the claims adjuster is aware. Certainly, the claims adjuster has experience in handling Georgia claims. As a result, you are at a disadvantage. If you have met the waiting period, you are entitled to temporary total disability benefits (2/3 of your average weekly wage). Moreover, you are heading into significant surgery and you have significant control over that issue as well. If you are treating with a physician chosen by your employer or their carrier, you have other options and can even select a different physician. By contacting a workers' compensation attorney, you can remove the disadvantage and ensure that your income and medical benefits are, not only met, but realized. Best of luck.See question
I don't have an attorney but I want to schedule a hearing to ask for another medical opinion.
Not soon enough. While the workers' compensation system can be significantly faster than most legal arenas, it is still too slow when income and/or medical attention is needed. I strongly recommend that you contact a workers' compensation lawyer. A seasoned and experienced workers' compensation lawyer will know, not only how to push your claim down the hearing highway, but will also know of other and possibly better options to expedite the process. Good luck!See question
Breakdown: Injured last May (2014). Ran the gamut of playing the worker's comp game. Injury is listed as soft tissue, upper right back. Causes consistent pain at varying levels, ongoing since onset, sometimes debilitating. Was unable to maintain r...
Short answer, yes. As you outlined, you have ran through the WC obstacle course. During this course, you have experienced the flaws, failings and falsehoods of our system. Specifically, slow responses from claims adjusters devolving to no responses. Meanwhile, you have diminished income earning capacity and are without medical treatment. While you were a worker in Georgia, the compensation component has failed you. In the end, the claims adjusters, nurse case managers, human resource personnel, and treating doctors all have significant experience in handling, or not handling, claims just like yours. As a result, you are and remain at a distinct disadvantage in getting your entitled medical and income compensation. A workers' compensation lawyer puts an advocate in your court. A workers' compensation lawyer gives you a voice and ensures that your medical and income entitlements are both provided and realized. Moreover, given the date of your accident, you could be nearing a Statute of Limitation hurdle to further complicate the WC obstacle course. I strongly recommend that you reach out to any of the fine attorneys on this site. Get an advocate and get heard!See question
A few months ago, I fell while on duty as a waitress. Although I went to the emergency room that same night immediately following my fall, I am still, 4 months later, experiencing pain. I am no longer employed with the company. Wondering will it d...
Yes you can. As your health is top priority, seek medical attention from the ER that treated you previously. Also, you could contact your former employer and request a copy of their physician's panel. From there, select a doctor. If these options do not work, contact a workers' compensation attorney.
Best of luck.
Fell on my back while moving appliance onto my ground from bout 5 ft high. Fractured rib an just found out yest from MRI. I have a lawyer in midtown she is a female wc attorney but dnt feel like im getting anwhere with her. Accident 6/24/14 had ph...
Bottom line, it is your claim and your life. You are in control. If you do not feel comfortable with your current attorney, consult with another. Make sure that you seek out a workers' compensation attorney. If and once you find an attorney with whom you feel comfortable, be prepared to exercise patience. Although much faster than other areas of the law, the system can still seem slow when it is you that feels the financial crunch. Best of luck.See question
Was never sent to Doctor or any treatment of any sort. I work for a 3rd party employer or staffing service. Happened 6/24/14 an still have yet to receive any compensation.
No one could predict the value of your claim without more information. Before the value stage, you first need to address your injuries. If you are not receiving medical treatment and you are not receiving income benefits, you need to immediately consult a workers' compensation lawyer.See question
Two guys came in with guns pointed to my head and threatened to kill me threw me to the ground. They are in jail awaiting trail, I am scared to leave my home and I now work from home.
First, I am happy that you survived. Unfortunately, an action against Waffle House is very likely limited to a workers' compensation claim. There you could recover indemnity, medical and, quite possibly, benefits associated with a psychological injury. Best of luck.See question
I'm representing myself and want to set in on a few hearings.
Yes. They are open to the public. That said, I strongly encourage you to retain counsel. There are rules of evidence that govern your hearing. Equally, there are procedures unique to the workers' compensation system. A skilled attorney would best represent your interests.See question
I had sever injuries and had surgery for some. But I was referred by 2 different Dr.s for continued treatment and It has been a year and the adjuster won't approve it. My lawyer says I should settle with closed medical and resignation even though ...
It is not a legal conflict. That said, it is YOUR claim. If you are not comfortable with the past relationship, you do not have to stay with your current attorney. Equally, if you are not comfortable with your attorney's recommendations, you can move on and retain counsel that better fits your interests. Good luck!See question