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Work Comp Dr. Visit...: I have a Dr appt for WC in 3 wks...a case manager says he will be there and sit in on the visit...don't care if he comes but do l have to allow him to sit in during the visit...if not, is there a Florida statute that allows me to exercise the right to keep him out of the visit.

Asked about 1 month ago in Workers Compensation

Betty’s answer: The case manager often acts like they are on your side but they are NOT. Refuse to allow them to be in with you. Be sure ito retain an attorney because assignment of a case manager means they want you released ASAP even if you are really not medicallly ready, that's what the doctor is pressured into doing. I have had clients tell me they have heard case managers outright lie to the doctors too.... get counsel.

Answered about 1 month ago.


I'm being placed on FMLA how does that effect workers compensation? Will workers comp go back to full partial disability?: I Had a work related injury in Oct 2015 and have gone through several processes to relieve the pain from the injury to include surgery Dec 2016. I was released for work in April but with restrictions, 1/2 days no lifting over 20 lbs, basically 20 hr a week pay with workers comp supplementing for lost wages. Now I'm being told by my supervisor that I can't work part time any longer and I'm going to be placed on FMLA for the next 12 weeks. I wasn't told, but It looks like unless I am released for work without restrictions I won't have a job.

Asked about 1 month ago in Workers Compensation

Betty’s answer: Your assumption that you will be terminated at the end of the 12 weeks is often the case. WC and FMLA are two separate things. FMLA requires certain employers to hold the position of a seriously injured worker for 12 weeks. If you are terminated while temporarily or temporarily partially disabled, WC will have to continue to pay you. If you are not represented now would be an excellent time to seek WC counsel as settlement is often in the near future and Iii don't want to sell yourself short.

Answered about 1 month ago.


What rights does a person who has surrendered a puppy in Florida have to get the puppy back if they have changed their mind?: Young lady adopted dog out of state from animal shelter. Do was living at her father's house. The mother's dogs were not receptive to new dog. Mother suggested she give dog up which she did to local foster home for breed of dog. She has changed her mind and with help of father are trying to adopt dog back.

Asked about 1 month ago in Animal Law

Betty’s answer: She does not really have any remaining rights to the dog once she gave him up to a local foster home as you mention. Stating that she will be glad to sign the contracts/paperwork of that foster home which typically require that you surrender the dog only back to that group may go a long way towards showing good will and dedication to keeping the dog. Good luck.

Answered about 1 month ago.