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  • complwyr's Avatar
    05-20-2019, 02:18 PM
    complwyr replied to a thread Medical Files in Legal Issues
    HIPAA does not apply to work comp claims. And in any legal proceeding, work comp, personal injury, etc., in which you put your medical condition in...
    4 replies | 97 view(s)
  • tony's Avatar
    05-18-2019, 08:25 PM
    It shouldn't take three years to settle a scheduled loss, something isn't right. You better consult and retain a lawyer to see what's going on. ...
    1 replies | 259 view(s)
  • tony's Avatar
    05-17-2019, 06:47 PM
    tony replied to a thread Medical Files in Legal Issues
    Technically, the carrier is excluded from the protections afforded by Hippa, they are entitled to all medical records needed to expedite your claim...
    4 replies | 97 view(s)
  • Seeker28's Avatar
    05-17-2019, 06:31 PM
    Seeker28 replied to a thread Medical Files in Legal Issues
    I guess I was under the impression that we needed to go by the Drs orders. The Dr stated that he uses the fce to decide what my restrictions are so I...
    4 replies | 97 view(s)
  • tony's Avatar
    05-17-2019, 06:25 PM
    tony replied to a thread Medical Files in Legal Issues
    That FCE is to establish your physical limitations or capacity, they need that report to determine if they accommodate your restrictions. Also...
    4 replies | 97 view(s)
  • Seeker28's Avatar
    05-17-2019, 06:12 PM
    Seeker28 started a thread Medical Files in Legal Issues
    My workers comp case was filed in Oklahoma. I'm under the impression my employer has somehow gotten my FCE and or medical files. Are they supposed...
    4 replies | 97 view(s)
  • TBIlife's Avatar
    05-17-2019, 07:26 AM
    My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: Ca. My case has been settled for over 20 years and I now reside in a different state. This...
    0 replies | 49 view(s)
  • Timothy Belt's Avatar
    05-16-2019, 11:29 AM
    Timothy Belt replied to a thread Attorney Asap in Pennsylvania
    To be very blunt the adjuster is the enemy. You can certainly reach out to them if you want, but be very careful what you say and do not expect any...
    10 replies | 257 view(s)
  • Seevega's Avatar
    05-16-2019, 03:59 AM
    Seevega replied to a thread Attorney Asap in Pennsylvania
    Thank you Mr. Belt for you response. I am in total meltdown. Had attorney ready but personal issues keep them from taking case. Its been 3 weeks...
    10 replies | 257 view(s)
  • Timothy Belt's Avatar
    05-15-2019, 09:57 AM
    Timothy Belt replied to a thread Attorney Asap in Pennsylvania
    If I am not mistaken, your full retirement age is 66 and 2 months. At that point your SSDI will convert to SS retirement. What that means is that...
    10 replies | 257 view(s)
  • Seevega's Avatar
    05-15-2019, 05:01 AM
    Seevega replied to a thread Attorney Asap in Pennsylvania
    Thanks Tony. I understand what's going on. Not a lawyer or English teacher but do understand that wordings can have different meanings. I may have...
    10 replies | 257 view(s)
  • tony's Avatar
    05-15-2019, 04:23 AM
    tony replied to a thread Attorney Asap in Pennsylvania
    Seevega It's easy. You inferred you fired your attorney for not fighting for the "correct settlement I need" You then asked how to find an...
    10 replies | 257 view(s)
  • Seevega's Avatar
    05-15-2019, 03:59 AM
    Seevega replied to a thread Attorney Asap in Pennsylvania
    Just to note here. I am on SSDI and trying to get correct payment to preserve monthly payments if I decide settlement is the only way to go. I made a...
    10 replies | 257 view(s)
  • tony's Avatar
    05-15-2019, 03:52 AM
    tony replied to a thread Attorney Asap in Pennsylvania
    I never inferred anything, you're the first one to do that in this statement - why so sensitive to the issue? I simply asked "What is the correct...
    10 replies | 257 view(s)
  • Seevega's Avatar
    05-15-2019, 03:37 AM
    Seevega replied to a thread Attorney Asap in Pennsylvania
    Thank you for your reply. Received letter from WC stating to send a figure for settltement or they will proceed to get an independent medical...
    10 replies | 257 view(s)
  • tony's Avatar
    05-15-2019, 03:29 AM
    tony replied to a thread Amount Section 32 Settlement in New York
    The carrier will settle for no more than five years, otherwise they'll pay the claim out in payments and hope you have an early death. Be aware -...
    3 replies | 113 view(s)
  • UncleLou's Avatar
    05-15-2019, 02:55 AM
    its a 2004 accident which equates to lifetime benefits. 400 weekly equals 20800.00 yearly. My life expectancy is 81 (21 more years). I am looking for...
    3 replies | 113 view(s)
  • tony's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 05:15 PM
    tony replied to a thread Work Search in Illinois
    Well now that's a lie, you even started a thread complaining about attorney fees when you picked up your settlement check. You also said the check...
    3 replies | 138 view(s)
  • Bets1960's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 04:49 PM
    Bets1960 replied to a thread Work Search in Illinois
    First off I’m not receiving benefits from work comp, next thing is I have applied for disability as my lawyer advised me to do. I can’t afford to get...
    3 replies | 138 view(s)
  • complwyr's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 01:17 PM
    complwyr replied to a thread Work Search in Illinois
    Your lawyer is telling you what you need to do to maximize the value of your case. This full time job search may also be necessary in order to...
    3 replies | 138 view(s)
  • tony's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 11:26 AM
    tony replied to a thread Attorney Asap in Pennsylvania
    Seevega What is the correct "settlement that you need" and how did you arrive at that figure? You have things backwards - An attorney can get the...
    10 replies | 257 view(s)
  • Timothy Belt's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 11:02 AM
    Timothy Belt replied to a thread Attorney Asap in Pennsylvania
    You can certainly contact other attorneys until you find one you are comfortable with. I am not sure what you mean by URR. Are you talking...
    10 replies | 257 view(s)
  • tony's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 10:20 AM
    tony replied to a thread Amount Section 32 Settlement in New York
    They'll settle for no more than five years of benefits max - they'll start out offering much less, especially with open medical. You better lawyer...
    3 replies | 113 view(s)
  • UncleLou's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 08:31 AM
    2004 injury (lifetime benefits). 2 back surgeries 2015. Permanent Partial at 75%. I have 400 dollar weekly payments. I'm 60 years old. Looking to...
    3 replies | 113 view(s)
  • Seevega's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 07:17 AM
    Seevega started a thread Attorney Asap in Pennsylvania
    I may have acted to quickly in dismissing attorney one week ago. I have a URR due soon and have to hire attorney soon. Can I speak to several...
    10 replies | 257 view(s)
  • Bets1960's Avatar
    05-14-2019, 06:10 AM
    Bets1960 started a thread Work Search in Illinois
    Hi I have been informed by my lawyer that I have to do a work search Monday thru Friday and do a minimum of 5 to 7 per day and return my paperwork to...
    3 replies | 138 view(s)
  • ChiLDofGod's Avatar
    05-13-2019, 08:00 PM
    Update: may 13, 2019 Still waiting on physical therapy w/c is moving so slowly, I turned in that script about a month ago and still, just waiting....
    16 replies | 546 view(s)
  • ChiLDofGod's Avatar
    05-13-2019, 07:34 PM
    Oh you already had me sold I just didn't do enough research. I a member of the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints and I had to get approved...
    8 replies | 174 view(s)
  • tony's Avatar
    05-13-2019, 06:14 PM
    I'll say this - If someone wants to get stoned to avoid reality and distract from pain, that's their business and they certainly have the right to do...
    8 replies | 174 view(s)
  • ChiLDofGod's Avatar
    05-13-2019, 04:08 PM
    I appreciate your input tony. If it doesn't kill ya right?
    8 replies | 174 view(s)
  • tony's Avatar
    05-13-2019, 01:46 PM
    Pain is a fact of life, there is no quick fix. We have to learn to live with it and focus on what we can control. Simple things like a hot bath or...
    8 replies | 174 view(s)
  • ChiLDofGod's Avatar
    05-13-2019, 12:41 PM
    Wow! Thanks Tony that was that was a wealth of in. I researched but, not that much. I thought it would be safer than the opiods but, with my my brain...
    8 replies | 174 view(s)
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