I am dealing with a workers comp case for 14 years land after 3 bad lawyers I am representing myself and Sedgwick had been denying my pain medication all the time. What can I do besides the Rfa forms I fill out and send in I need my pain medicatio...
The answer is pretty much No. There is a gross over-utilization of narcotics in WC, and the Insurance Companies are trying to reign that in with Utilization Review. Ideally, the system would fix the problem rather than mask the symptoms.See question
When the owner of the company leaves on vacation or business trips, someone stays in charge of the workers, this person has no people,has a bad attitude and has a short temper. We had a disagreement on Thursday and I was told to stay home . That ...
Follow directions, and keep your job for the time being. If you push back right now, you may be unemployed within a week. Address your concerns with the Owner when he returns.See question
Hi I was Injured at work 3 years ago and having lost everything since WC denied my claim,.why would my WC Lawyer do this knowing I'm in desperate need of compensation? Is he on my side or his own wallet side....please help
There are 5 very good, very possible reasons. Ask your Attorney which one it was.See question
I got hurt on the job and my employer has no wc insurance. Do I still file a claim wit wc
You should. WC is no fault, which makes it easier to establish entitlement to benefits. Not easy, but less difficult. If your Employer cannot/will not provide benefits, you can eventually get satisfaction from the Uninsured Employers Benefit Trust Fund. You will absolutely, unequivocably, and without doubt need an Attorney to hike that trail successfully. Start looking now, because time is not your friend.See question
Not sure if there's still time to pursue this, the incidents occured about 29 months ago... However, I am still affected due to these events, and strongly feel I am entitled to compensation. It was a horrible situation- absolute worst mistreatme...
Objectively, the claim gets weaker by the day. If you were terminated, a Post-Termination Defense will probably keep you litigating for a while before there is determination on entitlement to any benefits. If you were not terminated, it will still be complicated as you explain what you have been doing for 2 1/2 years. See a WC Attorney, but keep your expectations low. This sounds like the kind of case that might take 3 or 4 interviews before someone decides to roll the dice on you.See question
Hello, my C&R was granted on May 11th, so how long should it be before I receive payment?
The window is typically 14 to 30 days. It could be sooner, but parties typically do not get concerned unless the time between settlement and payment exceeds a month.See question
I have been audited by the IRS for employment and had to change some contractors to employees. I am figuring out the new costs like workers comp and I honestly can't afford it. I don't want to fire anyone but I am thinking about closing my busines...
Yes. It is probably worse than you think. The WC Carrier WILL Audit you for the prior year if you currently have a policy. They may ask you to merely sign a paper under penalty of perjury. Or, they may send a team of Auditors to examine your books. Maybe they send the sheet, and then send in a team to check your work.
If you do not have WC Insurance, the DLSE can stop in to visit you tomorrow or next week, and ask to see your business license and insurance. If you do not have it, there are fairly severe penalties that they will impose. I promise you that the penalties will exceed the cost of a Worker's Compensation policy.
You can still shut down your business, but that will not necessarily preclude the state agencies from enforcing your lack of insurance previously. In fact, you can be closed for a year or more, and have a Worker's Compensation injury claim that will need to be addressed. Without insurance, I can also guarantee that that will become expensive.
Once the employment development Department identifies the chore contractors should've been employees, they will likely require you to pay back the arrears and unemployment insurance, state disability insurance, and most probably state taxes.
I wish there was good news, but the state agencies take your employee welfare and necessary insurance obligations very seriously.See question
I have both a workers case and personal injury case. I was informed by the work comp lawyer to wait to settle the personal injury once the workers comp is settle because of the work comp lien. It will be two years come January and I am worried abo...
We don't usually comment upon the advice of your current Attorney. He knows your case, and we do not. General information is OK in this forum, but asking for specific, fact-sensitive legal advice is typically beyond the scope of what we do for you.See question
The plant closed down while I was out on Work Comp. and I'm trying to see if I can get my Severance Pay. There was also a Union bargaining, but the Union say's they have nothing to do with it since the plant closed down.
I do not believe that it is going to work out like that. If you were not able to work when the plant closed down, you probably were not entitled to a severance package. If you do receive a severance package, the Worker's Compensation carrier is probably going to take credit for the income that you receive. In the end, it will probably be a wash.See question