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    My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: NV

    My father is currently on worker’s compensation for a fall at work. I am his daughter and POA, I had sent a complaint to a supervisor of his claim adjuster for liberty mutual and she lowered my dads pay after his pay had already been submitted and was being paid by the employer? Is this legal?

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    Quote Quoting Dale phillips View Post
    My workers compensation claim was made in the State of: NV

    My father is currently on worker’s compensation for a fall at work. I am his daughter and POA, I had sent a complaint to a supervisor of his claim adjuster for liberty mutual and she lowered my dads pay after his pay had already been submitted and was being paid by the employer? Is this legal?
    Maybe, it depends on why. You need to have a lawyer take a look at your case to be sure your rights are protected and to keep the carrier honest.
    Consultations are free, consult a lawyer before having any further contact with that "supervisor"

    Tony
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    Tony is correct. Talk to a work comp lawyer asap in order to protect him. As his POA, you have a fiduciary duty to him, so failing to talk to a lawyer on his behalf might violate the law as it pertains to your POA.

    When you have someone's POA, you do not have the luxury of substituting your own judgment for that of the appropriate professional, since the person that takes the hit if your judgment is wrong is not you but is the person to whom you owe that fiduciary duty.
    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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