I have a back engry from work.I have not attended my doctor's appointments.Due to other issues.
There are several reasons such a meeting could take place. None of them are good for you or your workers' compensation claim. It is also not good for your claim that you are being non-compliant with your medical treatment (missing your medical appointments). If your back is injured, you need to make receiving treatment for it a priority. When you go back to your doctor, you should directly ask him why the employer's attorney was meeting with him.See question
I was injured on the job where an fellow employee closed a machine door on my hand. Causing PPD to my right dominant hand.
Did the physician provide the rating percentage for your hand (such as 10%)? Is the rating percentage fair?Have you returned to work? Have you been terminated by your employer of injury? Has the insurance company correctly calculated your average weekly wage and resulting compensation rate? What are your restrictions? Do they accurately represent what you can and cannot do? These and many other questions will determine the proper amount of a settlement. I would be more concerned about the fairness of a settlement instead of the delay in reaching a settlement. I suggest you hire one of the experience workers' compensation attorneys from the Charlotte area that you will find on this website to assist you. They will charge you a percentage of your recovery, usually 25% in workers' compensation cases. When thinking about the fee, remember that 75% of a watermelon is much more than 100% of a grape.See question
I am currently on workman's comp with a shoulder injury .bicep detachment relocation and rotator surgery. I have been released to light duty work less than 5 lbs and no lifting above shoulder. Wear jazz brace 3 times a day for 30 minutes and physi...
As alluded to by the other excellent attorneys that have answered this post, you have certain obligations while on work restrictions, however, what the adjuster is telling you is the law is not, in fact, the law. I think the adjuster is setting you up to fail. You should retain an experienced workers' compensation attorney now, before your claim is torpedoed. Don't wait until after it is sinking.See question
My husband was in a work related incident and was sent to the emergency room December of last year. He was told he had fractures on his C7 and T1 vertebrae that would heal fine. He was still in a lot of pain and to ensure he was healing correctly ...
I agree with the other answers as it appears that the delay in diagnosis (luckily) did not cause any further damage. The results of the MRI will better tell if the delay caused any further damage. It would be interesting to see the radiology reports from the ER. It may not have been the ER that made the error, but instead the radiologist.
While your husband may not have a medical malpractice claim, it sounds like your husband needs to seek the aid of an experienced workers' compensation attorney so that he can get the prompt medical attention he deserves through the workers' compensation system.See question
My 4 month old twin was born premature and has svt (Supraventricular tachycardia) in his heart. He has been taking proponolol and dixoxin. As he is gaining weight it gets increased by his cardiologist. Proponolol was increased from 0.8 ml to 1 ml ...
Of course, the other attorney answers are correct that, because of no damage (thank goodness!) there is no legal pharmacy malpractice claim. However, this is still a very important issue that should be brought to the attention of the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy. You may file a complaint with them here: http://www.ncbop.org/complaint.htm
As a pharmacist-attorney, I see this way too often. You were a great parent for checking the bottle and questioning the pharmacist about this. I urge everyone to look at their prescription and the color and shape of any medication before they leave the pharmacy. When questioned, often the pharmacist or pharmacy tech will say "its a different brand of generic, that is why it looks different" without even looking at the prescription. Don't accept this. Have them look at your prescription and look at the stock bottle from which the drug was dispensed.
I am so relieved that your son had a good ending to this story.See question
Broke my femur on Oct 18. Had me back to work Dec 18. Cut me from 3 days pt to 1 day pt Jan10. Still unable to perform job completely. Range of motion is regressing due to limited pt.
Having an office near Jacksonville, I know that there is a good chance that you work on base and that your claim may be federal claim instead of a state claim. You did not indicate which in your question, and this makes a big difference in your rights as an injured worker. However, regardless, I agree with the other answers that what you need to do is take the time to meet with a qualified workers' compensation attorney and find out about your rights. Most wc attorneys will give a free or low cost consultation that will be well worth your time and effort.See question
A lot of national companys want that or a statement saying not required in nc.
The prior two answers are good ones, but it can be a little trickier than that in NC, depending on the type of business entity of your company. If it is a corporation and has a president, a vice president, and a secretary, then you have the three persons counted as employees, so you must have coverage. Even if these are your relatives that don't actually work in the business.
It should also be noted that, even if you are not required to have coverage, you will not be protected from lawsuits if your employees are hurt on the job. Actually, not being subject to the coverage could cost you considerably more than if you were subject to the limited workers' compensation payouts.
My advice to you is to be smart, cover your company and your employee with wc and DO NOT exclude covering yourself. The cost is very small compared to the risk of loss. Buy the coverage. Unfortunately, I have had to tell too many family members that their self-employed spouse, father, or mother that got killed while on the job (auto accidents, falling off ladders, being run over by heavy equipment, etc.) had opted out of wc coverage, therefore, there was no money for the burial or the support of the family. Let me say it again: Just because you may not have to have coverage does not mean you should not have coverage. Buy the coverage, don't cheat your family over a few hundred dollars.See question
I amputated my first joint third finger on my right dominant hand at work and they told me to come to work so they will not have any loss time accidents and make my same hourly pay..they are going to make me an offer for the loss of of part of my ...
John has given you good advice, but I would add that it probably would be good for you to return to work if you are able. This will keep your full paycheck going as well as any benefits and it will help with your employment relationship. I certainly would discuss this with an attorney board certified in workers' compensation law. Most, if not all will give a free consultation and only charge you if they recover money for you. An attorney can file the proper paperwork for you, make sure you are paid the correct amount, and help you avoid the pitfalls of your employer firing you as soon as they pay you the wc settlement amount.See question
i was in the hospital for over two weeks because the infection about killed me
I think what you probably have is an admiralty claim, not a workers' comp claim. I would need more facts to determine this. If, in fact, you do have an admiralty claim, then yes you can sue your employer. There are good admiralty law firms in Wilmington, I suggest you look in the yellow pages and contact one of them for a consultation.See question
Can someone tell me why work comp wants a fce done on my back
While I don't disagree with the above answers, I don't think they tell the whole story. Insurance companies use FCEs as litigation tools. It is important to know if the doctor wanted the FCE or if it was the insurance adjuster or nurse case manager. To know the true purpose of the FCE, it is also important to know who they are sending you to for the FCE. Certain FCE providers use the test as trickery to produce a report that says the injured worker is a malingerer (faker), that the test is invalid due to lack of effort, or to say that the injured worker is capable of heavier work than they really are.
Now would be a could time for you to seek counsel from a North Carolina attorney Board Certified in WC law if you are not already represented by an attorney.See question