denisemariepaulene reacted to adjusterjack in Service dog workers compensation
You had a lengthy discussion on this topic in Sept/Oct with no resolution.
If you still want to know if WC will pay for a replacement service dog the best and only place to ask is of the WC carrier.
If the claims person says no, then you either accept it or you hire a WC lawyer and litigate the issue.
denisemariepaulene reacted to ElleMD in service dog workers comp
It would be extremely unusual for your claim to still be open 33 years later. It would be even harder to claim your medical condition now is caused or even aggravated by something that happened 33 years ago unless that was a catastrophic claim. As it appears you have had other unrelated injuries or ailments, as 99% of the population has since the time of your accident, it is going to be extremely difficult to claim that while the prior service dog was for an unrelated reason, now suddenly that you are facing large expenses for a replacement, you have to have one because of an injury from 33 years ago.
denisemariepaulene reacted to LegalwriterOne in service dog workers comp
First if the need for the animal is based upon a pre-existing condition that occurred prior to the injury involved in the comp claim, then no, replacing the animal would not be covered. Additionally, replacing the dog would not include anything other than the animal. They're not going to be responsible for the feeding and care of the animal.