Is or has anyone here dealt with workman's comp issues?

United States
January 16, 2009 7:06pm CST
I was placed on medical leave due to an injury at work. I haven't had any problems receiving treatment and/or my workmen comp payments. However, I am looking at moving, which I will be giving two weeks notice at work. Does anyone here know how that will affect my workman's comp payments? I have looked online but haven't found any helpful information. I wasn't real sure what interests to place this under.
2 responses
@bdugas (3584)
• United States
17 Jan 09
It woould appear to me when you give the 2 week notice your benefits would end. Your payments are being paid because you are an employee of the company. When you quit you give up those payments as you are no longer employed by them, by your own choice. Workman's comp is paid by your employer, because you work there and was hurt on the job, don't think they have any more obligation to you if you quit. Maybe you should contact a lawyer about what will happen when you quit. Is this an injury that will keep you from working for a long time?
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• United States
17 Jan 09
I have contacted my lawyer and he is going to check into it. I found several conflicting answers to this while searching the internet. I think that by common sense you are correct, but with each state being different, ya never know. This injury has already kept me from doing my job since April '08, and I still have not been released by the doctor. I do have a doctor's appt soon, and will be asking him some very pertinent questions.
@bdugas (3584)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Make sure you are very careful, my hubby was hurt on the job one a oil rig in the gulf of mexico in 1995, between the company and the lawyer out of $300,000. we got $38,000. so they will take it if they can. Lawyers are slick and by the time they charge you 41150. for a 5 minute phone call 2or 3 times a day, for months and months they eat it up real fast. There are so many tricks they use to eat up your money. Listen to what the lawyer is saying real good, anything that don't seem right check it out. Lawyers that take on people that has been hurt are mostly there to feather their pockets not yours.
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• United States
18 Jan 09
thanks for the advice. I really don't have to worry about my lawyer being in it for the money he can make........he takes on much bigger fish than me.
@ElicBxn (60044)
• United States
17 Jan 09
try calling the workman's comp office in the state you are in