I got hurt at work injuring my neck. There was a spill on the floor it was just I was coming up the aisle and turning the corner and I slid into the wall hurting my neck I was unable to stop..i reported the accident to my supervisor I return to wo...
First, you need a workers compensation attorney since your accident occurred at work. You may be entitled to getting paid 2/3 of the difference of your pre-injury wages and the wages you are earning now. Second, you may be able to sue in a third party claim if the janitor (or janitor service) did not work for your employer. Let me know if I can answer any more of your questions.See question
My attorney accepted my case on a contingent fee basis. I had a slip and fall in June 2009 and the first doctor signed me off for full duty after 8 weeks of physical therapy. He never told me that my EMG showed a left leg nerve compression and t...
Hopefully, you got in touch with your attorney. He/she should be answering your questions regarding your new issues. I do not see a problem with your family doctor prescribing medication. However, it might be difficult to get reimbursed later because the company doctor did not prescribe the medication. If you need the medication to get through the day, do what you have to do.See question
If enjured at work Like if you fall and have a shoulder injury after the surgery can the doctor lie about the percentage of your disabily for the employer not to compensate you.
No. A doctor may not lie in a workers compensation case. There are very different ways of determining disability ratings according to the AMA Guidelines. Different doctors give different ratings often. Company doctors tend to give lower ratings and doctors whom your attorney refers you to may give a higher rating. However, I would suggest you get an independent rating from a new doctor. We can help you with that.See question
My lawyer was handling a workers comp case for me and signed douments in front of a notary without me knowing it. Is this legal?
It depends if the fee contract allows the attorney, as your legal representative, to negotiate legal documents and checks on your behalf. Our fee contract allows for this.See question
I worked in CA for a few years. I have a repetative stress injury and hand to file for WC. The issues was barely addressed so I need and attorney. I have relocated to GA. I'm not sure how to go about finding a lawyer.
You need a california lawyer. Use this AVVO site to help you locate a lawyer in California and use workers compensation in the area of practice.See question
I still have sever pain and a swollen cheek.
There are lawyers that specialize in dental malpractice but they fly under the radar for the most part. Feel free to contact our office for a referral.See question
We are in Georgia, what does the workers compensation state concerning employees staying after the business is closed. Example and employee stayes after to allow traffic to die down. Isn't that a liability issue?
If they are injured while still on property even after hours, they are likely to be entitled to workers comp benefits. If they are hurt off premises while traveling home, in most instances, this will not be a liability concern to you. There are lots of different rules for on call workers and the like so it sounds like you need to talk to a lawyer. We offer free consultations.See question
I work at a school and dislocated my SI joint lifting a student for toileting. For over a year I have had back pain, sometimes severe. Have tried therapy, steroid injections into the joint yet nothing totally takes away the pain. I cannot do norm...
You have a right to an independent medical examination with a doctor of your choice if you have been paid workers comp within the last 120 days. If you need help selecting a favorable doctor, please let me know. Also, even if you have not been paid benefits, you can select another doctor from the panel of physicians that the employer should have provided to you. It sounds like you need to retain an attorney to help you with this. Otherwise, the treating doctor is going to cut you loose and return you to work before you are fully healed.See question
Weekly compensable benefits paid according to actual date of accident, or when weekly compensation was actually paid to employee?
Your weekly compensation rate is determined by the amount you made for the 13 weeks before your accident date. This is called your average weekly wage. Then, under Georgia law, your compensation rate is 2/3 of the average weekly wage subject to a maximum of $500 per week. Compensation is paid generally for 400 weeks from the date of the accident unless you are released to light or full duty or return to work in some other capacity.See question
How long can you be on workmans compensation for one injury
In short, if you're catastrophically injured, there's no time limit, but for most injuries, it's 400 weeks (or 350 weeks if you're partially disabled). This is for weekly benefits. Medical care in georgia can continue forever.See question