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Friend: who was bitten by insects carried on traits in her

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For a friend: who was bitten by insects carried on traits in her work place, asked to go see doctor was told not until she cleaned up the rats in ware house area. She has documentation from doctor that she finials got,see and is now looking for an attorney to help her she has filed a complaint with calf labor, does she have a case and where does she go for help, 2 questions sorry
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Legalease replied 1 year ago.

Hello there --


Did the doctor give her proof that she was actually bitten by the rats ( a report or a note to her employer, etc?)


Has she been told by the doctor NOT to work because of her illness and injuries suffered by the infestation at work? If the answer is YES, then how long has she been out of work for these things since she last saw her doctor ??

If she is NOT working due to these injuries, can you tell me if she is receiving any kind of PAY from the employer -- either worker's compensation benefits OR disability benefits or even unemployment benefits ?


Once you answer these questions, I will be happy to give her some direction regarding what additional benefits she might be entitled to and an answer regarding whether she may be able to bring a separate lawsuit against her employer for their actions in keeping her from the doctor and refusing to compensate her .