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how do i open a new claim?
#1
my original injury was april of 03. did not have any problems with wc, went back to work eventually. it did fine for a couple years, i started having problems with my ankle again, asked at work if i could go back to the dr. the checked withh wc and it was approved so went back, dr ordered an mri, had that, he recommended more surgery, but he felt i needed a surgeon who speciallized in ankles. ok, so i used the the one he recommended.wc approved surgery. Anyways, i am out of work and i need to be paid, a lawyer told me i can open a new claim, and my new date of injury would be the last day i worked. the problem is i really don't want to hire an attorney because they are looking for me to settle, i just want to get back to work asap. So can i ask my work to open a new claim? they switched wc carriers since my initial claim. any information would be helpful, thanks!
 
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#2
you'll also need supporting medical opinion that your problems are the resurlt of work activities since your original injury.
You need to complete and file a WC-14, with the State Board of Workers' Compensation and send a copy of the form to your employer and their workers' compensation insurance carrier.
the form is here
http://sbwc.georgia.gov/vgn/images/porta...2wc014.pdf
Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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#3
thanks 1171. since the weekly would be 67% minus the 25% the lawyer would charge me, would it be better for me if i just let my short term disability pay me till i can get back to work. My claim from 2003 is paying the medical part. i dont want to do anything that will hurt me in the long run.
 
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#4
I'm not sure how your short term payments will work.
You still have to pay the atty for their work on the new claim since the whole purpose was to get a new period of temporary disability from workers comp.
Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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#5
i did not file a new wc claim yet, i just spoke to lawyer, i did not hire one yet. so i don't hink i owe him any money. its just if a new claim is opened its 67% + the lawers 25% only leaves me 42%. std pays 60%
 
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