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    Default Work Search

    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 him each week. This seems like a lot of applications to do per day to me. I have a lot of restrictions as well. These need to be done via internet, email, phone, in person. Has anyone else had to do this must work searching in 5 days time. It seems a little much to me. He says this will help my case in the long run. Any suggestions. I live in the state of Illinois. Thank you

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    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 maintain your current level of benefits. You need to listen to the lawyer and follow his advice. I often tell my clients that "looking for a job is your new full-time job for the foreseeable future." There are very good legal reasons for this, so if you are not clear on the rationale, ask your own lawyer to explain why it is necessary.
    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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    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 the internet to do at least 5 to 7 applications per day or afford the gas to go into a business and apply. He said I needed to do job searches by using the internet, email, in person by telephone and to not just do 1 but use all those resources. Kind of hard to do when your broke. This work comp game is just that a game that all the people involved play and the worker that is injured is the pawn.

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    First off I’m not receiving benefits from work comp
    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 was back payments for TTD and he got the benefit reinstated.
    You do realize I read all of your postings, right?

    If your lawyer is advising you to do a job search, there's a reason - you have a comp claim in litigation.
    I'm assuming you are under restrictions, you are required to search for work within those restrictions if the employer fails to accommodate.
    I won't get into a guessing game, I'm stating what I'm assuming from the little you've posted.

    If you want an exact response, you'd have to share the details of your claim otherwise we're all wasting time.
    I can tell you this, if the facts are anything close to what I've posted and you refuse to do a job search for any reason, you'll forfeit your claim.
    If you can't afford to get the internet, how are you trolling this forum?

    The reason comp is a game is because 90% of the applicants are gamesters - People start with a minor to serious injury then try to blow it up into a total disability claim, they then think they can get a million dollar settlement and retire on SSDI.
    We've had people with a smashed pinky finger wanting a quarter million dollar settlement and applying for SSDI - seriously!!
    I bet I've banned at least a hundred people in the last year trying to use this forum as a tool to game the system.

    We have no one to blame but ourselves, people now a days will take advantage of anything, that's why these adjusters are pricks and so am I.
    I'll delete your other garbage postings and promptly ban you, you're obviously not being truthful

    Tony
    Moderator Responses are based on my personal bias, experience and research - They do not represent the views of the admin nor may be accepted in the legal community, always consult an attorney.

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