I fell on a wet floor at work. (No "wet floor" signs up) I have filed all the workers comp forms with my employer and have seen a doctor for the injury (which MAY require surgery). I have six days of sick leave.
Your choice. If you have a few days of sick pay, it would traditionally be your full wage, whereas WC would not. Ultimately, if you are going to be out for a long period of time, you will need WC. Bigger concern here is the surgery. Talk to one of the good WC attorneys here to see if you would benefit from having a lawyer help you plan for this.See question
I felt and hurt myself in qrocery store got a lawyer about year ago? I have been waiting for my settlement my situation is I am on disability because of my injury and claim they settled for fifteen thousand but have not received anything he keep g...
Agree with Hal. Go see your lawyer in person and get a status update (i.e., has the agreement been signed by all parties, has it been filed with the state, has the state reviewed & approved it, has the insurance company issued funds, etc.). If for some reason ya'll cannot sync up, but you remember signing the agreement more than a few weeks ago, you can also call the State Board of Workers' Compensation yourself. Ask for the settlement division and have them pull up your case by claim number or social to find out if the settlement has been filed or approved. That will at least get you a little closer to knowing what is going on. But the reality is, if you have a lawyer, it should not take anything more than a call for you to get an exact update on where you are in the settlement process and how much longer you can expect to wait. Good luck.See question
Hi I filed for workman compensation back in 2013 I got hurt at work and sustained a shoulder injury full rotator tear and bicep tear. The Company, i was told stop setting cases. The attorney told me they were with drawing from the case,and i cou...
Agree with the folks above. You'll get the best result with another attorney on board, but if it is a state case or other employer that isn't settling right now, that may not be an option for the time being.See question
My Father-In-Law suffered injury at work, and Workman Compensation Claim was filed in GA. He received his settlement a lump sum as well as Temporary Annuity payout for 10 years in a fixed amount. However he passed away before the first scheduled p...
Once the State Board approves the settlement and the funds are disbursed by Insurance, both the State Board and Insurance are out of the equation. If your father agreed for some of the money to be annuitized, you need to look at the financing paperwork to determine what the language was on that agreement and what it says about contingencies such as death. You are probably under contract law at this point.See question
I was crushed between 2 aisles at work. My entire midfoot (the small bones, not the longer metatarsals) were dislocated with broken cuboid bone. Rare injury. 2 surgeries, plate, screws, external hardware and out of work on 2 jobs since July 2016. ...
You need time to heal and an attorney. Go ahead and line up the lawyer now so that you have plenty of time to develop your strategy. Do not try to handle it without a lawyer. Give one of the good ones here a call.See question
On 10/13/2016 I was disposing of a large piece of glass that was cracked from a glass that was placed for the company United Subcontractors, as I lifted it cracked and shattered slicing my arm cutting a 10 inch cut across my arm they remo...
From one guitar player to another...OUCH. Sorry to hear about that. Unfortunately, workers' compensation as a system does not include any remedy for disability from guitar playing, unless you are a professional guitar player. However, I think you need to have an attorney help you with this case to be sure all of the disability pertinent to work is highlighted and figure out what treatment will help you regain as much function workwise (and on the guitar) as possible. As an anecdote, I had a client lose most of his fretting hand in an industrial accident a few years ago. The solution? Large settlement and a left handed guitar (time to go Jimi Hendrix!). Best of luck and call one of these good folks to help you get things moving in the right direction.See question
Injured at, the company saying it wasn't work related no compensation at all. It's been about year and half on going
If you don't have a lawyer already, get one. For any injury without compensation, that's item #1 on your list. But yes, you should also get wages (taxable W-2 wages) for any time worked as an employee either before or after the injury.See question
Back injury same day of non related termination of employment
Your claim will be more difficult because of the termination. You won't get far without a lawyer. Call one of the good folks here who specialize in workers' comp. Best of luck.See question
They wanted me to have surgery inn rotator cuff and back...no family I refused surgery and now am being sent for disability rating to move toward settlement amount that would be reasonable
This is one of those questions that can't be answered adequately online. You'll need to sit down with a lawyer and review the whole case together. Call one and set an appointment if you haven't already.See question
i work for home depot in home services and injured my wrist and elbow carrying samples to customers home. my condition is that i can't straighten my arm with pain and i can literally here crunching when i rotate my wrist. the company doctor said t...
I agree with my brethren above. Schedule an initial visit with an attorney (no charge) to discuss your options. There are a lot of opportunities for this to go wrong given the complexity of your case. As soon as the snowpocalypse blows over, get in to WC lawyer's office (all of the folks here are great) and get a good strategy in place ASAP.See question