Does anyone know how workmans comp work ?

@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
United States
October 6, 2006 1:14pm CST
How long can you draw it? My dad got bucked off a horse and broke his hip the first surgery didn't go well, And so he just had another one a year later to fix it. He was wondering if he will still continue to draw it after he is off doctor's care. he is 67 years of age and the doctor told him he could not return to the work he was doing . does that mean he draws workmans comp fo life?
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@mari61960 (4895)
• United States
22 Apr 07
Boy this is an old discussion...lol I guess by now you probably know the answer. I don't really know for sure but I think he would apply for social security disability??
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
22 Apr 07
Yep it is a oldie.. Yes my father had to sign up on disability. Thanks for the response though it is always appreciated.. How is bella? Hope fine..
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
22 Apr 07
This is tricky. It differs with each state but he might get a check once or twice a year for the rest of his life. My Aunt was working for UPS and she gets paid from them. I don't know how, the amount or how often. I don't ask questions like that. This might be called permanent disability. He might be stuck with just social security. Look in the phone book under Attorneys and find one that covers disability and has FREE CONSULTATION. That way you can talk to several for free.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
22 Apr 07
Thanks for the response I appreciate it. He begin to draw to checks a month at $250 dollars each but when he was released from doctors care this amount went to only $68.00 twice a month. And he also is drawing diasability now. Thanks for the info though.
@suscan (1955)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Workmens comp is rough,each state has their own laws. You can search for your states laws online.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
2 Jan 07
Thanks for the information I appreciate it and thanks for posting to my discussion. Hope you had a good News Year.
• United States
6 Oct 06
Workmans Compensation is for injuries sustained while on the job. Was your father on the job when he was thrown from this horse?
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
6 Oct 06
Yes, He was working on a ranch as foreman in Mew Mexico. He took care of the place.