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Can my employer ask medical records and require me to visit

Can my employer ask for my medical records and require me to visit the company doctor as a condition of return? I have been cleared by my PCP and neurologist along with the neurology psch team

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I was a founder and CEO of a www.enertia.. TX, No, I have

I was a founder and CEO of a www.enertia.biz.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: TXJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I have Parkinson's and was diagnosed 6 years ago. Full disclosure to my board. My ex wife owns half and works there and is now ChairmanJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Txo

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I am currently on AT&T disability disease and am on

I am currently on AT&T disability for renal disease and am on dialysis. My long term disability is being paid and in addition I purchased the additional LTD and recieve that too along with my social security. I have a pension with AT&T that I have not collected yet and it is being administrated through Fidelity.....when I asked for a estimate of my benefit they reduced the amount due to penalities for early retirement. I am not really retired I am on disability and not touching my retirement . The decrease is in alot in my view possibly 50K. When asked if I could have my pension I was told I would no longer recieve disability checks. This does not add up to me it seems it would be one way or the other not whichever is best for the pension holder

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About 2 years ago I was diagnosed with Parkinson's

About 2 years ago I was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease, I work for a very large company that uses Aetna as their benefit plan administrator. There are a few things that I am concerned of (I am a 52 year old Male) working in a very competitive sales environment, I have a very good income, retirement and pension plan. I get concerned that if I lose my job for any reason I will not have the insurance nor any other income. I would like to go out on permanent long term disability and need to understand how to do it and how to get there. I asked around for an attorney here local and could not find one with disability insurance experience. I am starting to have discussions with my doctor about long term and they suggested that I take a feasibility test and get an attorney.... So now I have several questions, do I really need an attorney? What is the test? how long will it take? what is the best way to go about this. How bad off do I need to get to qualify for Long Term disability?

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I am presently working, however I have a progressive disease

I am presently working, however I have a progressive disease that makes it difficult. I pay into a short term and long term (disability) insurance program.I would like to consult with an attorney about my options and actions.

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I have a couple questions. I will start at the begging. Last

Hi, I have a couple questions. I will start at the begging. Last week I injured myself at home off my job. My company is based out of San Francisco. California which has the State Disability Insurance (SDI) program.I also remember filling out the paper work for SDI upon my hire and thinking this is a good thing for me because I am a little accident prone.Well come to find out after my injury I am not eligible for the SDI because I am a Maryland resident, being that SDI is a state funded program.I worked in California for my first few months and my company sent me back to maryland for a contract they obtained for the city of Baltimore. Now I have been paying for the SDI every week for 2 1/2 years and not being eligible for it.I was also not contacted or informed of this issue.This also goes for each employee we have on the east coast has been paying for SDI which no one is a California resident.So here I am with no SHORT turn benefits and my money has been stolen from me.I feel lied to and cheated. I called my manager and was told oh well sorry we can't help you.Also I am a supervisor for the east coast division and receive a salary of 75,000 at 40 hours a week. Anything over 40 hours I get paid the prevailing wages.Now since I am injured and can not physically be at work they are taking my 40 hour a week salary away leaving me high and dry.What can I do?? This hurts!I am praised as there top employee and bring years of experience and knowledge to the table for them. I have worked so hard for this company to have earned the respect to be treated right and I feel I am getting the very short end of the stick.So can they just take my salary away like this?How do I get my money back or get some type of benefits that I was promised?I do have a long term disability I can clam but I won't be eligible for it because I should be healed from my injury in 6 to 8 weeks.

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Second Opinion: I am filling out a disability claim form to

Second Opinion:I am filling out a disability claim form to claim disability benefits from our work insurance plan.I am STILL working, but the writing is on the wall that if I don't file a claim for my disability soon, they will fire me before I file a claim.In the form there are a few questions I am not 100% sure how to BEST answer. So I am asking for best practice for answering these questions.1: It asks if my disability is work related Yes or No. The issue with me is that my knees have worn out.I typically do NOT do things at home that I do at work. ie: I have only a few stairs at home where at work I walk up and dozen a dozen or so flights of stairs, climb ladders, climb scaffolds, etc. But I did not have an accident. I checked BOTH boxes since the ware and tear on my knees is 75% work, 25% home. But I am not sure what "they" will accept as an answer.2: They ask is the is this an illness or accident. I assume illness (since it was NOT an accident), just too much use of my knees over time). Is there a 3rd answer here (kind of like carpal tunnel which they say I also have in my wrists from work).3: The form asks date I became unable to work. I am still working, BUT some days I can't do my job. Is this something I have to make a clean break with? ie: just stop working and claim disability?My boss is a bit shady, and I don't trust him to let this work out. If he sees I am in the process of preparing to make a claim if surgery will not resolve my issue, he will fire me before I submit a claim.Let me know how to proceed.

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Allen M., Esq.

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I have been recently diagnosed with a degenerative knee

I have been recently diagnosed with a degenerative knee problems. ie: both knees have NO cartilage. I am 59.I can walk OK but I can't climb stairs or ladders without pain, and falls.The problem is my work at a sewer plant is constant stairs and ladders.The doctor says a knee replacements help people walk, but will NOT resolve my difficulty in stairs and ladders.My work is saying do my job, or "there's the door." There is NO light duty.We do have short and long term disability.Questions:1: What are my options?2: If long term disability, how to I approach that issue without getting fired first?3: Since disability is only 65% of my pay, can I still work a light duty job somewhere else to make up the difference.ie: Uber, etc.

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Allen M., Esq.

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I live in nyc, i was told to go out on short term disability

i live in nyc, i was told to go out on short term disability for 6 moths first, then to apply for full disability? i don't understand why? Can i just file for full disability

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Allen M., Esq.

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