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

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…

Would FELA Still Cover an Old and Worsening Injury?

  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,…

If I’m Injured on the Job with No WC Insurance, do I have Rights?

  Question: As a laborer, if I’m injured on the job and my employer doesn’t have worker’s compensation insurance, do I have any rights?

Can a Mine Worker Get Disability if He Can’t Work Underground?

  Question: A mine worker suffering from PTSD due to a mine accident due to carelessness of employer, was fired by the employer because of inability to work underground. Can he get disability pension?

What Should I Expect from the Insurance After Back Surgery?

Question: I herniated 2 disks at work on 3-14-02. My doctor felt it best to operate on only one, which was done on 5-8-02. I am scheduled to return to work in Sept. What should I be expecting from the insurance company? I work for a major airline.

Can I Get Workers’ Comp and Sick Pay at the Same Time?

Question: Can a person draw both earned sick days and workman’s compensation at the same time? I have 100 sick days on the books that I don’t want to lose, especially if I am deemed unfit to return to work. As far as I know, there is one clause that states that we can draw no…

Will Workman’s Comp Pay for an Injury That’s 4.5 Years Old?

  Question: Approximately four and one half years ago I was injured on the job while attempting an arrest. I have been  diagnosed with RSD and have been treated by several doctors. I am now experiencing other problems as a result of the initial injury. Will workman’s comp be responsible for this and can I…