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    Default Re: Contingency and Retainer Fees

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    If you was in the same situation what would you do but could you please give me your opinion or what I should do before I hire another attorney
    I would hire another attorney..........Unless there is something else you left out?

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    Default Re: Contingency and Retainer Fees

    No, my 2012 case was different than my current case. two different case numbers. my last case was for a lumbar strain and sprain cervical strain and sprain but I went back to work 2 years after that and was injured again in 2018 and my current case is for my L4 L5 disc herniation. I did 60 days recently they took my TTD and now I have to go see a ime doctor to get it started back again if they don't consider me MMI

    Okay I have another question while I'm waiting for my TTD to get back on is it okay to file for SSDI or SSI while I'm still in a workman's comp stage or will it be offset at some point? I don't want to be and the status of overpayment can't afford it

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    Okay I have another question while I'm waiting for my TTD to get back on is it okay to file for SSDI or SSI while I'm still in a workman's comp stage or will it be offset at some point? I don't want to be and the status of overpayment can't afford it
    If I remember correctly, attorneys say wait being off a year before filling?....Just a heads up it takes months and months for a decision from SS and most dont make it first time..There is a 80% rule but I would think that you will find out faster about your WC than you would any SS....They are underfunded and dont replace who leaves due to politics and strangling the people who need help the most!

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    Default Re: Contingency and Retainer Fees

    Okay thanks Tony and my apology about same question

    My fault the airdalr

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    Okay thanks Tony and my apology about same question

    My fault the airdalr
    That's cool.
    If you think you'll be off work for a year or longer, apply for SSDI - you'll need plenty of medical evidence to support your claim.
    This is the stuff you need to talk to your lawyer about.

    Tony
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    Sounds like you had a contingency fee for the proceedings at the Commission but it did not cover the representation on an appeal to the general courts. So I suspect you have no choice but to enter into a new fee agreement. But a lawyer in Ohio posts on here sometimes, Kristin Cool, and she could give you a definitive answer as to how things work in Ohio.
    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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    Thanks complwyr for the response

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