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    Default Workers Comp Injury With Brain Trama

    I fell down 4 steps at work (Scott AFB), went to ER, then medevac across river to trauma center and neuro specialist (head trauma) to observe bleeding/swelling of my brain. I am a GS employee. I filled out and sent the initial forms. My doctor had my home for 3 weeks and now I am back to work for 1/2 days. I have not heard anything from workmen's comp and left numerous messages to Chicago (case worker). For some reason the case has been closed already and I need surgery on my knee due to a cartilage tear. I can't get approval because of this. I am so frustrated, what should I do?

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    Quote Quoting GERORC View Post
    I fell down 4 steps at work (Scott AFB), went to ER, then medevac across river to trauma center and neuro specialist (head trauma) to observe bleeding/swelling of my brain. I am a GS employee. I filled out and sent the initial forms. My doctor had my home for 3 weeks and now I am back to work for 1/2 days. I have not heard anything from workmen's comp and left numerous messages to Chicago (case worker). For some reason the case has been closed already and I need surgery on my knee due to a cartilage tear. I can't get approval because of this. I am so frustrated, what should I do?
    To be brief, consult and retain an attorney that specializes in worker compensation as soon as possible.
    These people obviously have no intention of being honest or fair with someone who is unrepresented.

    Tony
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    Actually, you need someone who handles FEDERAL workers' comp cases. There may be one near the AFB. Usually, there are only a few lawyers in a state who handle Federal Employee Compensation Act claims, and they are often located near military bases that have a large civilian workforce.

    And take a very large dose of "patience" because the Federal system is really slow and annoying.
    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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    Quote Quoting complwyr View Post
    Actually, you need someone who handles FEDERAL workers' comp cases. There may be one near the AFB. Usually, there are only a few lawyers in a state who handle Federal Employee Compensation Act claims, and they are often located near military bases that have a large civilian workforce.

    And take a very large dose of "patience" because the Federal system is really slow and annoying.
    Yes, they have attorney and you don't. I am glad I contacted a lawyer, he is fighting so hard for me. For 2 years I did not have it then I realized that is a big mistake. You don't have to have the lawyer in your state since the case is federal case.

    Thanks

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    Quote Quoting Gulzar746 View Post
    Yes, they have attorney and you don't. I am glad I contacted a lawyer, he is fighting so hard for me. For 2 years I did not have it then I realized that is a big mistake. You don't have to have the lawyer in your state since the case is federal case.

    Thanks
    I am a TBI survivor from 2007.....The games they played...OHY.....Yes you need as much help and therapy as possible....Lawyer up and I do hope your attorney is very well versed in head trauma!!!

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