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Thread: Worker's Comp, should we get an attorney?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeanutsLucy View Post
    I would call one sooner than later since there are statutes of limitations on some things.
    Agreed. My guess is that the $80,000 is an advance off of his final settlement. Have they offered an Voc Rehab assessment? That would evaluate if he is a canidate to return to work and in turn, it will effect his final settlement. I was a workers comp Voc Rehab counselor in CA. I represented the injured worked, did all case management and where possible located and obtained a reaasonable job that did not cause a client to loose SS and workers comp payments.

    I was also an injured worked. I settled once without realizing it was a settlement---all of $300. When I was reinjured, they said 50% of my disability was pre-existing from the first injury and I had missed the filing date by one month.

    Consult an attorney, if you don't it can cost you dearly in the future.
    And for what its worth--no one gets rich off of workers comp. I say this not for you but for folks who think it is a get rich scam.
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    Again, thank you! He did have a voc rehab counselor and was just getting excited about the chance of doing something with his new life when w/c stopped paying for the counselor. They said b/c he was a lifetime claim that they didn't have to provide training of any kind.
    I have a few calls to some attorneys in our state. kind of makes my stomach hurt, all of this. Glad I have you guys to bounce off of!

  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by ging1218 View Post
    Again, thank you! He did have a voc rehab counselor and was just getting excited about the chance of doing something with his new life when w/c stopped paying for the counselor. They said b/c he was a lifetime claim that they didn't have to provide training of any kind.
    I have a few calls to some attorneys in our state. kind of makes my stomach hurt, all of this. Glad I have you guys to bounce off of!
    Each state is different but just because he is a lifetime claim doesn't mean he might not want to work. He can always go to state voc rehab--they would not consider him unemployable.
    Every day I wake up is a good one

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    Quote Originally Posted by ging1218 View Post
    Again, thank you! He did have a voc rehab counselor and was just getting excited about the chance of doing something with his new life when w/c stopped paying for the counselor. They said b/c he was a lifetime claim that they didn't have to provide training of any kind.
    I have a few calls to some attorneys in our state. kind of makes my stomach hurt, all of this. Glad I have you guys to bounce off of!
    They want it to make your stmach hurt so you will take less and go away......pls don't do that without legal advice.
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