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  • I have a felony conviction and that was revealed by former employer to my co workers. What recourse do I have

    I have a felony conviction and that was revealed by former employer to my co workers. What recourse do I have. HR and upper management revealed the information the day of and after I was fired. it's been 14 months since I worked there, is there a...

    John’s Answer

    I agree with the other responses that you likely do no have a claim you can bring

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  • Need counseling from from company for robbery at gunpoint.

    Western Refinery said that they would pay for counseling as a result of the incident. All attempts to get the counseling have failed. My Doctor has prescribed medication as I am stressed out and even talked to the people at Western Refinery. The d...

    John’s Answer

    Your workers compensation doctor should be the one referring you for counseling regarding the work related incident.

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  • Could I sue another lawyer for undue stress?

    I am a beneficiary for a workers comp case and have been told several time that the case will be wrapped up soon. This has been five years and counting. I am currently homeless and want to get out of the situation I work but I only make enough to...

    John’s Answer

    No you would not be able to pursue stress under the circumstances that you present here. It is unclear who told you that it would be wrapped up soon but it is not unusual for workers compensation cases to drag on more than the client would like, and there are numerous reasons for that. Hopefully it will be resolved soon.

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  • Husband looking to go to school post 9-11 still on workmans comp.

    Mu husband currently receives workmans comp. And also works light sedentary duty couple hours a day at where he was injured. He would like to go back to school taking two online classes and two night classes to be a full time student. He would ge...

    John’s Answer

    You will need to discuss this with a workers compensation attorney in your state so that they can ask you some follow up questions to see if they can assist you. You can use the find a lawyer section here to locate someone.

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  • What is the sixth edition rating

    So I received a 8 percent permanent impairment on my right hand for carpal tunnel a 5 percent whole body what does that pay out on workmans comp

    John’s Answer

    If you are a federal worker the system is completely different than the state WC. There are two federal workers compensation attys in the entire state so you will have to contact one of them to assist you.

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  • Can i sue my job for negligence.

    I work for a small construction trash company. I basically ran an internal transfer station. My boss/the owner asked me to assist a new cdl driver who had never dumped are cans. I do not have a cdl. The diver asked me to sit in the driver seat an...

    John’s Answer

    At a very minimum talk to a workers compensation attorney about your claim. Thee could be other benefits beyond the lost wages that are important particularly since you may have some permanent disability from the accident. There are quite a few good WC attorneys from your state that answer here so contact one of them or use the find a lawyer section here to locate someone.

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  • I need an attorney specializing in Federal wrk comp.

    I have several injuries one is already approved, the others I need to fill out the paperwork .

    John’s Answer

    I agree with Mr Jones. You may be able to find one or two in the Chicago area that can assist you.

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  • I got 8 percent disability on my hand what is that worth on a 6 point scaling system

    Permanent impairment on my hand

    John’s Answer

    8 percent of the hand is an extremity rating in Colorado and is worth approximately $4500-$5000 depending on your date of injury

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  • Wanting to sue wal-marts for stress

    I've been with wal-marts for almost 14 years. Last 2 months has been good a lot of stress from the store. IV had enough of that store. Can't bring myself to go back because of the stress

    John’s Answer

    Stress is a very difficult claim to prove and many states dont recognize that as a work injury. If the situation there causes you that much stress you can leave the job and find something else. You would have to talk to a workers comp attorney in your state to see if your state allows stress claims and if your situation qualifies.

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