I was injured back in sept of 2014 as my employer did not take a vehicle lift out of service due to a recall. I had to have a back fusion as the the result of this in feb of 2016. I received benefit checks and I also received an impairment benefit...
No, you could be entitled to significantly more compensation. You had a serious injury that will forever impact your ability to return to work. There are other factors such as your age, your Social Security Disabilty status, and the anticipated cost of future medical treatment that will impact the value of your case. You need to get the advice of an experienced workers' comp attorney who will properly evaluate your case and negotiate the highest possible recovery for you. If you try to negotiate with the insurer on your own, you will be at a significant disadvantage.See question
I was entering the restroom on my job the floor was wet and there were no wet floor signs and I slipped and fell I was sent to the company doctor where I had knee ligament damage in my knee and my back. The doctor said I could still go back to wor...
You may very well be entitled to a second opinion. You may also need further workup on your knee and back including MRI scans to see if there has been any serious damage. I strongly suggest that you contact an attorney as soon as possible. Your lawyer can review your medical records, contact the insurer and arrange for appropriate treatment without further delay. You should not have to pay for any treatment out of your own pocket when you have a clearly compensable claim.See question
I was hurt at work last year had my shoulder surgery last week I know I get weekly payments what I'm trying to find out is will I get a lump sum to settle my claim
You may be entitled to a lump sum settlement if you have permanent restrictions after your surgery and you are unable to return to work for your current employer. I strongly suggest that you speak to an experienced workers' compensation attorney who can guide you through this process, negotiate the highest settlement and help you make the right decisions for you and your family.See question
My injuries are, my back, neck and left ankle. The doctor to whom i was referred by, my case adjuster , was very meant to me, he wrote me a letter in which I should return back to work even though I was telling him the sever pain that I'm going th...
I agree with the other attorneys who have responded. You need advice from an attorney with expertise in this area because you are definitely in over your head. The right attorney will look out for your best interests and make sure that you get treatment from a doctor who truly has something to offer to get you better.See question
Would there be any need for me to speak to an attorney at this point or can I just wait to see what happens since Wkman comp is in process of setting up a functional capacity evaluation for me now.
There is no doubt that you should speak to a workers' comp lawyer as soon as a possible. You are st a critical juncture in your case. Who performs the FCE and the results will have a dramatic impact on your case value. An attorney will be able to properly evaluate your case, guide you and get the best settlement for you. Settling without an attorney is never a good idea.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...
You may have a number of options available to you. An experienced workers' comp attorney will be able to explore them with you. There might be a possibility of changing doctors in the panel or you might be entitled to an a independent medical evaluation with a doctor of your choice. You don't want to proceed with surgery unless you have confidence in your treating physician. Good Luck!See question
Well I have an injury case because I fell at work and they have done MRI of my shoulder which show that I have a tear but now surgery is pending since I am a diabetic and I just went from oral meds to they just started me on insulin and I have to...
I definitely think you would benefit from hiring a workers' comp attorney. The fact that you are diabetic could complicate your recovery and could affect the outcome of your surgery. An attorney will advocate for you and make sure that you are getting top quality medical care. You will also face issues regarding whether you will be able to return to your pre-injury job.See question
How long does it usually take for a judge to approve settlement paperwork? Is it done by mail or electronically?
Workers' Comp settlement documents are reviewed by the Settlement Section at the Board and approval notices are sent to the attorneys for both sides electronically. At this time of the year approvals are usually granted in a matter of days.See question
I received a notice in the mail with a scheduled date to have a settlement mediation. I haven't received my TTD checks since receiving that notice. Did my adjuster stop my checks because I'm having mediation? My mediation is November 30th. Why wou...
There should be no relationship between your weekly TTD checks and the scheduling of your mediation. Unless your doctor has released you to return to unrestricted work or you have failed to return to a light duty job pursuant to a valid WC-240, your checks should continue until you have reached a settlement that has been approved by the State Board. There was likely a failure by the adjuster to input a sufficient number of weeks of future TTD checks into his or her system. If you have counsel your attorney should be able to correct this situation for you immediately. Good luck at your mediation! But I recommend that you don't mediate without legal representation.See question
I have a ppd rating of a 10% after having menicus surgery on my knee how do i calculate my settlement just wanna make sure wc don't screw me over
The way to maximize the value of your case is to hire an attorney who has expertise in assessing your entire situation. An experienced workers' compensation lawyer will consider a number of different factors that should go into a settlement evaluation. Every knee case is different. Get the right advice now and you will be glad you did!See question