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  1. #1
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    Default What Would You Do? Please Answer ASAP

    I'm having trouble deciding what to do. I got injured at work in Feb 08. It takes WC forever to do anything from scheduling an appointment, filing a script, getting an MRI approved. The WC doctor has been requesting a MRI for 3 months now. They have yet to schedule it. Another problem is that I haven't gotten any checks for about 2 months. They lie to me and say they've sent them out. My dilema is that I'd like to eventually return to my job once all is said and done even if I can't do my original job. The WC doctor is saying I'm going to have to get an attorney if I want things to get taken care of. He is mad at the insurance company b/c it's taking so long for everything. I didn't want to burn the bridges with my current employer, but I'm sure it would be the end if I obtained an attorney. The attorney wants to get paid and that means we'd have to settle with the insurance company. The WC doctor gave me a name of an attorney to use. Is that a good idea or do you think it's a scam? What would you do???
    Last edited by gblvdgirl; 08-16-2008 at 12:28 PM.

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    Default Re: What Would You Do? Please Answer ASAP

    GBLV,
    You don't have to settle a WC claim for the attorney to get paid. They tack on fees when they file petition for benefits, which is what you need to be done to get the IC off its @$$.
    It does not cost you a dime, and just because you get legal counsel doesn't mean it is all over for you and that employer. You are just CYA and when it comes to WC, that is important.
    I would seek out a workers compensation certified attorney and just have a chat and see what they can/could do for you.
    I have counsel and it still takes forever getting anything done!!!
    Good luck

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    Default Re: What Would You Do? Please Answer ASAP

    Keep in contact with our employer- let them know what you are up against. Contact the state work comp agency they often have ombudsmen who can intervene.

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    Default Re: What Would You Do? Please Answer ASAP

    Actually the attorney will only get paid if they obtain a benefit for you after a PFB is filed. If he does not obtain a benefit then the carrier does not owe him a fee. The attorney will likely require you to sign a retainer agreement to allow for fees and costs to be paid by you if a carrier owed fee is not due.

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    Default Re: What Would You Do? Please Answer ASAP

    WC insurance now doing everything in delay in order to make injury worker suffer and giving up. paperworks are in time limit and if you don't know, you will be screw up. Its not the compensation money. it is what you can do after the case, can you still work to support your family. If the right treatment has been delay. the condition will be getting worse and sometime not even able to reverse. If I was you, I will consult to the attorney, multiple attorneys, talk to the attorney's previous clients, and choose the good one. Don't sign contract with the attorney if you don't think he is a best one. Attorney fee is 15%. the good one will help you get better compensation and treatments.

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    Default Re: What Would You Do? Please Answer ASAP

    If the WC doctor is telling you that you are going to need an attorney, then you are already way behind in getting one! You can search for a good attorney on AVVO.com and also take a look at the "find a lawyer" list on WILG.org.
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals has held that "In contested Workers' Compensation cases today, access to competent legal counsel is a virtual necessity." Church v. Baxter Travenol Labs, Inc., and American Motorists Insurance Company, 104 N.C. App. 411, 416 (1991).

    Bob Bollinger, Attorney and Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law

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    Default Re: What Would You Do? Please Answer ASAP

    Find your own reputable attorney experienced in workmans comp. Do not solely rely on WC Dr. you have a choice to choose your own Dr, trust me I have been where you are and have jumped many hoops and rat race w WC.

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