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I have not consulted with a WC attorney at present. I have given my information to the Alabama Labor Relations/Workers Comp representative Joseph Ammons and he feels that since I was physically injured and suffered emotional/psychological injury that they cannot disallow my WC claim.
I did fill out the paperwork for FMLA, submitted it to HR Benefits personnel and had my doctors fill out the papers as they requested on the forms that were given to me. Now they are saying that due to management changes I will have to have my doctors fill out "their" paperwork. St Vincents is who I work for and they are now managed by "the Ministry" as it is called. I don't see what is the difference, FMLA is federally mandated is it not so the paperwork forms should be the same
St Vineents has had my fmla paperwork since March, and I was requesting intermittent fmla.
So do I understand that I would need 2 different attorneys to handle this.
Do most of them take a cut of the amount of the award as I do not have money up front to pay anyone.
If they are found to have violated the fmla law by not processing my paperwork in a timely manner then what to I stand to gain by suing or further more what do I stand to gain by pursuing this at all. I am extremely frustrated and stressed to the breaking point. Could I just take time off without having the fmla securely under my belt (as I know you cannot be fired while you are on leave) and possibly use my short term disability until this case is settled?
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