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        Do I Need a Lawyer for My IME?

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        Question: I tore my rotator cuff and had it repaired 10/19/01 and returned back to work on 4/15/02. I am going for my IME on Nov 25th 2002 and am not sure if I need a lawyer for this or just go it on my own. This is the first time anything like this has…

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        I was Crushed Between Two Forklifts

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        Question: I was crushed between two forklifts by a fellow employee, I went to Mercy hospital, and had X-Rays and sent home the next day. Off work for a week with crutches and back to work on light duty answering phones and paper work, for 4 months. Now I got released from the doctor and…

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        My Husband was Injured 3 Years Ago… Is there a Way I can Get the OSHA Report?

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        Question: My husband was injured 3 years ago. His foot was caught in a hydraulic cylinder and was cut off. The foot was reattached. The doctor said now that there is nothing more he can do. The accident happened three years ago. Now they have recommended amputating from the knee down. We have opted to save…

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        My Employer is Not Paying What They Should

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        Question: I am a dealer at a casino. I developed trigger finger from dealing and had surgery Fri 8-30-02. My employer is not paying the proper amount of comp and they are taxing it to boot.

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        Will My Compensation to Date be Deducted from a Permanency Award?

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        Question: I was hurt on the job in Oct 99. I have had surgery on my neck because I had 2 cervical fusions. It took the insurance company over a year to approve my surgery. I have been collecting wages from Oct 99 to present, though they have reduced my pay. I have collected about…

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        Why Can’t I Get an Attorney to Take My Federal Case?

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        Question: Why do we have federal lawyers that are to handle V.A. Cases? I was hurt on the job and doctors are wanting to do surgery and they fired me in May 2006. What right do they have? I was still under doctors’ care.

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        I Drive a Car Carrier…

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        Question: I drive a car carrier. When attempting to back a full-sized pickup on the rack above the the tractor I first had to remove the bed cover because not all buttons snapped on. When I completed doing this, started to back the truck up on the rack of the carrier. When I got out…

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        Would FELA Still Cover an Old and Worsening Injury?

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        Question: In 1986 while working for the RR I injured my hearing running a track spiker. We had asked for hearing protection for several days in a row but the supervisor kept forgetting to bring them out to the job site. After several days of the screaming deisel motor located directly behind my seat, my…

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        My Boss Said His Workers’ Comp Binder Had Run Out

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        Question: I was injured on a jobsite and informed my boss the next day. He asked if I had a broken wrist by the amount of swelling. I said I did not know but was going to the hospital. He did not offer any insurance info. The hospital sent me to a specialist after no…

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        My Husband Suffered a Back Injury While Delivering in a Retail Store

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        Question: My husband injured his back while working at a store for his employer who’s business is distribution of consumer goods to retail stores. After seeing an orthopedic surgeon it was determined that he had a herniated disc in his lower back. He also saw the company’s doctor for an IME and he too stated…

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