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We have not historically required our hourly employees to

We have not historically required our hourly employees to clock out/in for their 30 min lunch period as the timekeeping system deducts the 30 min automatically. We only have the employee clock out during the work day if they are leaving for an outside appt. and then they clock back in when/if they return within that work day. Do you see this as an inconsistency that could leave us liable for a WC claim if something would happen to them off premise during the lunch period?This is in the State of Indiana, which is an "at will" State.

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I suffer and injury at work which I did not report

I suffer and injury at work which I did not report immediately because I did not think it was serious. I was off the following and got worst so I call sick. The next day I went to work. I was call by the assistant supervisor to repremend me for the absent. I told him about my injury that is worst that I want to file a work compensation. He told me that I had to do it that they and that I cannot file the work compensation. I went home and my wife call the main office and then they call me and had all paper ready . They send me go the clinic and the request drug test which came positive because the pain was so bad and I could not sleep that I took 2 tablet of Tylenol#3. I saw the doctor and I explain to her and she wrote me a prescription for that medication to help with the pain. I went to work yesterday and another assistant supervisor told me that I was terminated and to turn everything I had. What can I do? They were very hostile toward me. Should I resign?

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I was injuried at work 3 years ago i work muni they

i was injuried at work 3 years agoi work for a muni they insurance company will pay me 61000by law because im MMIthats the computation. im still going to get some form of treatment but minor. The case will not be closed and im still at work

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I am a 54 year old female and have worked same small

I am a 54 year old female and have worked for the same small electronics company for over 27 years. The company has changed ownership several times over the years; previous owners include Lucas, Northrup Grumman and GE. The company is currently owned by Amphenol.Over the years I have had to receive treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis in both arms on multiple occasions. My job duties have evolved over time from a lead position in assembly, to materials/stock clerk and most recently I have been given the added responsibility of shipping lead.With each new job responsibility that I am assigned, I am asked to perform more work with my arms. Consequently, my arms continue to give me problems and I am once again receiving therapy from the local urgent care clinic.I am concerned that the problem in my arms will continue to get worse and may even have some long term affect. What can I do to see that my company compensates me in the event that I can no longer work due to this arm problem?

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I am a senior level manager who was threatened by a union

I am a senior level manager who was threatened by a union employee. HR considers the threat empty, i am experiencing significant anxiety being back at work. What is my recourse if something happens?

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I am collecting workers comp injury at work. After seeing

I am collecting workers comp for an injury at work. After seeing what my Husband has been doing for the last 4+ months and reading, I feel like he should be getting paid attendant care, and I looks like I am eligible. Neck surgery and an upcoming back surgery, has taken up so much of his time. My case worker said today that is only for extreme situations. That isn't how read the law. What say you?

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I had been out on workmens comp months and had

Hi. I had been out on workmens comp for seven months and had a surgery due to injury at work. I have received many bills because the DOL has not paid them. The medical billers last bill had a list of names including mine with my claim number,how much is owed and other people's names with the same type of info. I am filling out OCR form however the president of hospital and all involved would like to meet with me

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My name is ***** *****ruff. I live in Indiana. I have

Hello, My name is ***** *****ruff. I live in Indiana. I have a repetitive motion injury I believe is a result of my employment. I work in shipping at a meat processing plant and lift 30 to 105 pound boxes for 12 hour shifts. My employer says my injury is non-occupational due to the fact that the symptoms developed over the weekend. They refuse to allow me to see a company doctor so I am seeing my family practitioner and specialists for my condition (tendinitis of wrist and hand). Is there any way to prove and hold my employer responsible for my injury? All input is welcome. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely ***** ***** Woodruff

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I was involved in a serious car accident this year. As a result,

I was involved in a serious car accident this year. As a result, I suffered some injuries. Moreover, several years back I suffered minor injuries at work due to a fall, and I filed a Worker's Compensation claim to have my medical bills relating to that fall paid because my health insurance would've refused to pay the bills since it's work related. However, my claim was denied because I couldn't prove that my injury was due to my employment. Moreover, I found out at the hearing that one of my ex workers wrote a statement claiming that I faked my injury to collect Workers Compensation. I was shocked, angry and confused as to why a coworker would intentionally lie and falsely accuse me of faking an injury, when in fact I did fall at work and was hurt as a result. When I received the decision of my denial, I didn't appeal. In addition, I was going through my medical records relating to that work incident, and the doctor did confirm that I injured my back, but he also wrote that he thinks that is was malingering my symptoms, when in fact I wasn't. He also mentioned in the medical report that it is improbable that I can hurt my jaw and my back at the same time. However, I did explain that my jaw slightly hit ground as I fell off the chair while trying to lower it. My concern now is that these allegations might hurt my credibility with the insurance adjuster in regards ***** ***** car accident. Even though, I was legitimately injured several years ago from my fall at work, and I was legitimately hurt from my recent car accident. My concern is, can insurance adjusters access my workers compensation claim in the state of Ohio? And if they access that information, could they use that against me to hurt my credibility in court?

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