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If you are going to be out of work for surgery can you file for workmen's comp?
only if your surgery is the result of a work related injury. Sorry.
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If you're out on workman's comp and about to have surgery due to the injury that occured at work and lose your job does workman's comp still have to pay?
Yes. In fact, you could sue the company if they refuse. The company should compensate you in every way since the accident happened at work and you should never have lost your… job, they should have hired a temp during your absense. Very unfortunate situation. You should check with an attorney about your legal rights so you don't get messed over.
Your doctor's word and reports to WCB should be good enough, and say "NO!" She has a right to contact your doctor on reports and discussions about your case only related… to the injury you have and nothing more! I would suggest that you speak with your doctor about this and you can do this over the phone. His office ass't may even know. You can also go onto www.Workmen's Compensation Board in the State of ________ and get all the information and rules and regulations you want. I suggest you do this before you ruffle this gal's feathers. Good luck Marcy Yes, because of the protection of HIPAA laws. However, unless the physician is approved by the WCI provider the claim can be legally denied if sufficient supportable evidence of injury is not provided. In other words, a visit to the neighborhood chiropractor is not going to be deemed adequate medical proof for establishing a valid claim. Short answer: no, but be sure to express in front of her, to the doctor, the amount of pain you are experiencing and any effects of the drugs you may be taking, etc. etc. She is just there to record and "move the process" possibly to a new doctor. In my case, the nurse only attended one of these appointments. Answer In Washington State you must comply with the Nurse Case Manager assigned to your claim. If not this is considered being "non compliant" and benefits can be suspended.
After you receive workmen's comp and are released to go back to work but feel you are not the same are you entitled to any more comp benefits?
Hi~ Your WC doctor determines the difference (if any) of where you were before the injury vs. after completing treatment for your injury. (I believe this is called …the PPI). An attorney includes this figure within the settlement.
Answer It may if you are driving a company vehicle and are on company time. However, if you are driving your own vehicle and are simply going to or coming home f…rom work, the only coverage you have is your vehicle insurance.
Workers' Compensation Insurance is mandatory for all employers to carry and pay for in all states. (Exceptions for self-insured employers are made; this is anothe…r whole topic). Employees are NEVER required to pay any part of the premium for this coverage. It is the EMPLOYER that is 'covered' and the purpose is to protect employers from damages awarded in lawsuits that could conceivably put them out of business. Most workers' compensation laws, in each state, went into effect in the early 1800's, during the industrial revolution, when employees were suffering serious injuries and either 1.) receiving NO compensation at all, or 2.) being awarded compensation via the court systems which generally crippled the employers, thereby eliminating jobs and income for entire companies. States realized that provisions needed to be made that would protect the injured workers and their families, but enable employers to continue operating and providing employment and income. Each state has a department, bureau, commission, etc., that regulates the laws pertaining to workers' compensation. Each state also has a 'state fund', which will provide insurance coverage to employers, for a premium. Forty-eight of the states also have competition with private insurers; three states have 'exclusive funds', meaning only the 'state fund' provides WC coverage: Ohio, Washington, and West Virginia. This means that employers MUST purchase their coverage from the state fund or be self-insured. (They must, of course, show due diligence, showing themselves financially able to be self-insured.)
Answer No....because if you have injured yourself how are you able to work.
Yes, repetitive motion of both hands while working in manufacturing. Have Kienbocks in both wrists. Stage 4 in right hand and stage 2 in left. Both ulnas had to be shortened a…nd lunate and bone fragments removed in right. Pain still present everyday, somedays worse than others.
in the state of mass no you do not pay state or federal taxes. you are receiving a percentage of your income and it is offset to cover for taxes.
What should you do if a workmen's comp doctor wants to send you back to work before you think you're ready?
Go back to work If the doc says it is time to return to work, then it is time to return to work -- or lose WC benefits. Simple question, simple answer. Get… another opinion If you still believe you are not well enough to work, get another opinion from another doctor to refute the WC physician's findings. But keep in mind there is a difference between being INABLE to work because of injury and not WANTING to work because an injury makes it more difficult to work.
in Colorado is this legal Is this legal in California
If you are disabled from a work injury or illness, you cannot work. You can do anything you want to do and are able to do, but if you are under treatment or therapy for …your injury or illness, you must keep appointments and obey the treating physician's orders.
If your Workers' Comp claim has been accepted by your employer's insurance carrier and your surgery is approved by the carrier, you will receive a portion of your salary as co…mpensation for lost wages resulting from the surgery (both for the procedure and recovery time until the treating MD has released you to some form of work). That portion varies by state but averages around 2/3rds of your average weekly wage.
Can an employee receive workmen's comp having been bit by a tick while working resulting in having lyme disease?
Answer Should be able to yes. BUT... can you prove it? That's the problem. Highway workers in New York won a case, after contracting Lyme Disease wh…ile working.
Disability is something you get from Social Security. You have to have a permanent/ semi-permanent mental or physical disability that prevents you from working. You just… walk into the Social Security office and apply. Then, they send you to a doctor who will examine you. If the doctor finds that you have a disability, then you will get a check each month. The whole process takes a few months. They review your case every couple of years.
In State Laws
I believe that would be the state you got hurt in. You can call the State Worker's Compensation Board in the state where you live to verify. And that would be located at… the state capital in which you live in.
Yes, but because Texas is the only voluntary Comp state, they can choose to go bare if they follow the formal procedures to opt out. But they remain liable for the work…ers' injuries and lose the sole remedy (so they can be sued.) Employers in all states need to realize they remain liable if they don't have coverage, and that their employees and their employees' families can sue them. In Texas (and many other states) General Contractors are also responsible for their subcontractors who don't have Comp.