Category: Workers’ Compensation

The doctor just took me out of work but the adjuster said she isn’t paying me yet. Why?

January 16, 2016
One of the laws that Gov. McCrory enacted prohibited the Industrial Commission from forcing an employer to decide to accept or deny the claim within a month of having actual written knowledge of the claim. Thus the adjuster has thirty days within which to hold back on all payment without any repercussions against her whatsoever. […]
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Can they really put a private investigator on me?

January 27, 2016
They can and they will. It makes no sense to us but it is legal for private investigators to follow you and film you. Why this isn’t stalking is beyond our understanding. Some insurance companies such as Stonewood use private investigators in a very large percentage of their cases. We should note that Stonewood has […]
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Can private investigators take pictures of my family?

February 3, 2016
Unfortunately, the answer to this is yes. We have pretty credible evidence of investigators following spouses of injured workers. In at least some of these instances it’s been done in a way that scared the heck out of the client’s wife. In another, case the investigator closely followed the teenage girlfriend of our client’s son, […]
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Can an adjuster just close my file?

February 11, 2016
This may, or may not come as a shock to the adjuster but the answer is “absolutely not.” While she may think that enough has been done it is up to the treating doctor to say that you don’t need any more medical treatment. Even then, the adjuster must ask the Industrial Commission to sign […]
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I’m not sure I’m ready but the doctor has released me to return to work.

February 20, 2016
This may be for a couple of different reasons. First, the doctor may have a standing agreement with your adjuster or employer that he won’t keep workers’ compensation claimants out of work as long as your employer will find something, anything, for you to be doing. Second, many doctors believe there is a healing power […]
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