Frequently Asked Questions | Workers Compensation

Personal Injury FAQ’S About Your Workers Compensation Case

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NOTE: If you need legal consultation, due to our busy schedule please make an appointment to personally meet Mr. Gagné or one of his associate attorneys, otherwise a legal assistant will be happy to help you over the telephone with routine matters.

The very last thing I want to have happen is lack of communication between you and my office.  This applies to any issue.  If you feel we are not adequately communicating with you please schedule an appointment to see me.  My door will always be open.  But do it sooner rather than later so we can address the problem before it becomes a larger one.  Make an appointment to see me.  Thank you.

1. What is worker’s compensation and what are my rights when I get hurt at work?

2. What must I do to collect temporary compensation?

3. What must I do when I am first injured?

4. Do I have to see the company doctor?

5. If I am unable to work, how will I get paid?

6. Can I get fired for filing a claim?

7. How long will I have to see the doctor?

8. What happens if I reach a point where I am not completely cured but I cannot get any better?

9. Will you represent me at the hearing?

10. What if I am injured while working through someone else’s negligence who is not a co- employee?

11. If and when I do settle my case with the employer, may I make a claim again if I am reinjured?

12. If I am fired from my job, may I collect unemployment?

13. Who should I talk to about my case?

14. How long will this process take?

 

15. Should I borrow money elsewhere before my insurance check arrives?

16. How often will you or your office contact me?

17. How long do I have to file a claim?

18. Should I listen to advice from outside sources?

***Important Notes:

If you need legal consultation, due to our busy schedule please make an appointment to personally meet Mr. Gagné or one of his associate attorneys, otherwise a legal assistant will be happy to help you over the telephone with routine matters.

If you move or change your phone number, it is crucial that you tell me.  Many issues are time sensitive, and I may need to get in touch with you at a moment’s notice.  It is also very helpful if you have an answering machine and/or email.

Lastly, the very last thing I want to have happen is lack of communication between you and my office.  This applies to any issue.  If you feel we are not adequately communicating with you please schedule an appointment to see me.  My door will always be open.  But do it sooner rather than later so we can address the problem before it becomes a larger one.  Make an appointment to see me. Thank you.