I drive/unload trucks. I had ongoing wrist/palm pain. Date unknown when it started. Continued working. 1st treating doctor x-rayed it and diagnosed it as tendinitis on 12/19/2016, was told if it don't get better to see my my Family doctor for furt...
I agree with the other answers that you should attempt to use your personal insurance to get medical treatment. If it is denied by your health insurance carrier, you can provide the denial information from your workers' compensation carrier.
In reference to your injury, you need to have the doctors determine if it occurred as a result of your job duties or just the natural aging process. I would suggest that you use a doctor who practices in the workers' compensation field. If your doctor feels that it is work related, you will likely need to go through the hearing process to resolve it.See question
Got bit by spider on leg while sleeping in crew quarter told supervisor and he advised safety which determined it was not work related and told me that I could seek medical attention by my self which I did and company put me on short term disabili...
Your employer can not make a determination if you have a compensable injury. If your employer is a subscriber to the Texas Workers' Compensation system you need to file a first report of injury. It will be sent to the insurance carrier.
The insurance carrier can accept of deny the claim. If it is accepted, your medical expenses should be covered and you can receive benefits for lost time. If your claim is denied, you can request a Benefit Review Conference to dispute their determination.See question
I have an open/active workers comp case for my job at the USPS. I have been out of work since JAN. 2003. They want $3000. back due to a mistake OWCP claims was made by them in 2003. I completed a form months ago with my information showing I can ...
You need an attorney who handles Federal claims. Check with your union to see who they would suggest. There are only a handful of attorneys across the US that assist with Federal Workers' Compensation claims.See question
I was injured at our closest Wal-Mart when shopping. The injury was due to improperly stacked merchandise. I filed a report immediately and filled out all paperwork. I was informed that I would receive a call from claims, never happened. It ha...
Walmart is considered a non-subscriber to the Texas Workers' Compensation system. They have an alternative plan to deal with their employee's injuries. This plan is horrible for their workers. You are entitled to care under the plan.
However, since they are a non-subscriber, they are open to lawsuits for negligence in causing your injuries. You need to consult with an attorney asap.See question
Female Sino-American degreed finance professional working for a global IT giant. I have been with the same employer for 9y, witnessed how the "industry trend" have brought in m&a and waves of layoffs. First the workforce leaned towards temp worker...
Workers' Compensation is for work related injuries. You question would be better addressed by an employment or labor attorneySee question
I was working for HEB and was injured, I have been out of work for 56 weeks,without compensation, and just had surgery. And will not be able to work for another 6 months.
In Texas, HEB is considered a non-subscriber. That means work related injuries do not follow the Texas Workers' Compensation system. They utilize their ERISA plan to cover work related injuries. However, by doing this, they may be sued if they were negligent in causing your injuries.
We need to know how your injury occurred to see how your claim should be handled.See question
My husband lost 3weeks due to a work injury. We recieved payment directly from workmans comp. now his employer Is saying that all of his PTO time has been used up. Why did it come from PTO for a work related injury. Can this be fought?
Unfortunately your employer can require you to use your Personal Time Off (PTO) when your pursuing disability. However, Temporary Income Benefits (TIBs) are generally paid at 70% of your Average Weekly Wage (AWW), and I assume your PTO is at full salary. If they are trying to take credit, they need to pay any difference.See question
This past Tues the 23rd, I took my employer the results of an x-ray which showed the cause of my pain and lack of strength and mobility in both my arms and legs due to a pinched nerve. However, they said with an MRI they'd be able to pinpoint the ...
You need to speak with an attorney before you sign anything. In Texas employers may elect not to be subscribers to the Texas Workers' Compensation system. First, you need a medical opinion as to what caused your disc problems. Next, you need to find what type of insurance your employer carries. Finally, you need to determine how best to proceed with your claim.
You need to understand that there are time constraints on handling your claim. Make sure you handle this asap.See question
I was injured on the job, and denied medical attention for 6 months, and further injured myself working with injury. Resulting in surgery and 56 weeks no income.
Your employer is not a subscriber to the Texas Workers' Compensation system. As a result, if your employer's negligence was a producing cause of your accident, you can pursue a claim against them for damages. If not, your recovery is limited to benefits under their ERISA plan.
There are good attorneys in your area. Meet with them to see if they are what you are looking for.See question
I received a 27% IR rating. I have just under four years remaining of SIB's eligibility. I am eligible to receive $579.00 weekly due to the high level of my pre-injury wages. After three years, I would prefer to rid myself of the Carrier and Te...
There is a DWC-25 which settles the indemnity portion of your claim. However, there is a recent Texas Supreme Court decision in Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation v. Jones, et al., 15-0025 (Tex. 2016). This case dealt with splitting one quarter of Supplemental Income Benefits. As a result of the decision, it is extremely difficult to reach an agreement (not settlement) regarding monetary benefits to the injured worker.
My advice is to contact a local attorney to help you reach a resolution.See question