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    Default WC Support Group

    Is there anyone in the Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson area that thinks a Workers Comp support group would be a good idea? Where we can share and support each other?

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    Quote Quoting lifechanged View Post
    Is there anyone in the Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson area that thinks a Workers Comp support group would be a good idea? Where we can share and support each other?
    That's been proven to be not in the best interest of the injured worker.
    Always check with your attorney before you participate in any public meeting or even this forum, I'm sure he would advise against it.

    For starters, there aren't that many injured workers, let alone injured workers who are having problems with the system.
    2- Misery loves company, you'll have fakers showing up trying to get support for their lost cause and fishing for info so they can game the system.
    3- You'll have PI's showing up, trying to get a money picture or gather info on claimants to use against them.
    There are a few more but you get the idea, this world is hostile to injured workers, you're considered a bum.

    You can share and support each other anonymously in this forum, never give out your identity or share personal info with anyone, too many nutcases out there.
    You'd guys would freak if you knew of some of the stuff that goes on behind the scenes around here, we've had some real crazies.

    Tony
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    Default Re: WC Support Group

    Thanks Tony, you are so right! Something created out of care could be abused and misused! I'm so glad you replied! I wasn't thinking about the ramifications!

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    Quote Quoting lifechanged View Post
    Thanks Tony, you are so right! Something created out of care could be abused and misused! I'm so glad you replied! I wasn't thinking about the ramifications!
    Yea look at all the Facebook storys and how some have posted pictures from years before there injury get used against them....

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    Wow, really? What happened? I should know from experience, followed by PI's accused of working at a restaurant I ate at!

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    As a lawyer, I can assure you I would advise a client to NOT participate in such a gathering. Lots of very negative side effects are possible, for very little benefit to the injured worker.
    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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