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Getting A Second Medical Opinion

There are often times when injured workers disagree with their treating physicians, or simply want another doctor’s opinion before having treatment that concerns them, such as surgery or invasive testing.   So how do second opinions happen in workers’ compensation cases?    The easiest way is for your treating physician to request the second opinion.  [...]

By |2020-10-07T13:19:40+00:00April 10th, 2018|Medical, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

What if my boss asks me to do a job I can’t do?

If you are working under light duty work restrictions and your employer asks you to do something that would violate your restrictions, remind your employer of them.  Make sure they have a copy of the restrictions.  If they still insist, get human resources involved (or a union if there is one).  If you get hurt [...]

By |2020-06-11T12:12:33+00:00February 28th, 2018|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

IF I Settle My Workers’ Compensation Case, can I Still Keep My Lifetime Medical Benefits?

This is a common question from people who want to settle their workers’ compensation claim but would like to keep their lifetime casually related medical coverage in case they need care later.   This is a valid concern, and your medical situation is a big factor in deciding whether or not to settle.  In theory, [...]

By |2020-10-07T13:21:18+00:00January 16th, 2018|Benefits, Medical, Workers Compensation|0 Comments

Should I Apply for FMLA When Out on Workers’ Compensation?

Yes.  Workers’ compensation pays wage replacement benefits but doesn’t protect your job.  FMLA doesn’t pay wage replacement benefits, but can protect your job for up to 12 weeks, and also requires that group health insurance benefits be maintained for those 12 weeks.   FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act) applies to all public agencies, all [...]

By |2020-08-19T11:02:12+00:00October 30th, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments

What Types of Accidents and Illnesses are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

When you are hurt at work in an accepted case, you are entitled to receive payment of benefits for an “injury by accident” or an “occupational disease.” To be covered, an “accident” must (1) occur at work or during a work-related function; (2) be caused by a specific work activity; and (3) happen suddenly at [...]

By |2021-01-20T11:25:03+00:00September 12th, 2017|Workers Compensation|0 Comments
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