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  1. #1
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    Default What is Next

    Hey Ya'll..I'm a injured carpenter directly hired by GC/ non-union with prevailing wages. I was injured on 4/10/18, lawyer was on board my case by end of April. My injuries include bulging disc C3,C4,C5 - bilateral shoulder with a right side torn rotator cuff not in need of surgery and a left rotator cuff repair a year after denial by IC - surgery done this year on 4/26/19.
    Also, bulging/disc herniation T5,T6,T7 along with L4,L5. Have received to date 9 total ESI (Epidural injections)
    IME's were performed twice to remove other body parts from case - IC won at hearing.
    IME Reports indicate 50% Temporary partial disability with 10lb restriction after a year from date of injury. All IME caused was a loss of additional body parts and a rate reduction on wage benefits from $900 weekly to $700 weekly.
    During my rotator cuff recovery I received a apprenticeship position with a union start date June 2019. Lawyer said "go for it", my surgeon who is not part of the treating doctor said "go for it" and I did. Now earning $380 weekly with Union. During the new job excitement forgot to inform treating doctor, (Big Opps) follow up in 3 day.
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    ***The GC had laid off the entire team except for 2 guys out of 10 workers around early Dec '18. No one has been rehired since.
    I was told directly by corp personnel that light duty does not exist.
    This (*** paragraph) is what I will hope to state at next hearing for "Questions on reduced earnings"

    So what is expected/next with....
    • At Questions on reduced earnings hearing?
    •What should I tell treating Doctor about new job?
    •Shall I see a settlement ever, how much, when?

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    Default Re: What is Next

    All of your questions are best directed to your lawyer. He has all the facts of your case, and no one here has that information, nor wants it.
    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

  3. #3
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    Default Re: What is Next

    Quote Quoting complwyr View Post
    All of your questions are best directed to your lawyer. He has all the facts of your case, and no one here has that information, nor wants it.
    Thank you for the slew of knowledge you have disclosed or technically withheld. We are on a forum to share experiences, scenario outcomes, and possible approaches....you said none.
    Next!

  4. #4
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    Default Re: What is Next

    Fitfullife
    So what is expected/next with....
    • At Questions on reduced earnings hearing?
    What should I tell treating Doctor about new job?
    Shall I see a settlement ever, how much, when?
    You should tell your treating doctor the truth.
    The other questions are specific to the facts of your claim - You're asking for "legal advise" which isn't the purpose of this forum.
    So what happened to your lawyer?

    How would we know what to expect for a settlement when we have no idea of your AWW, IR, your loss of earning capacity and a million other questions?
    Don't be in this forum getting cute with senior members, especially when they take the time to respond to non-sensical questions.

    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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