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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Can I sue Sedgwick Claims if they have ignored a referral to see an Orthopedic Surgeon for reevaluation.

It has been over a year in which the referral for a reevaluation was submitted through the Orthopedic Practice. Sedgwick has completely ignored the request. Initial surgery for carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome failed due to delay of two years fighting Sedgwick to approve the surgery. The current... Read more »

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Sep 22, 2022

8 years! your attorney needs to answer these questions for you. if you dont have an attorney, i see why your getting nowhere. we cant answer your question about Sedgwick's "requirement" to use the UR process without more info. work comp is very complex, as you well know. however an... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I've been evaluated by QME twice and he keeps recommending treatment that has been denied twice.

Will I have to see the QME a third time and is this normal in a workman's comp case?

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Sep 12, 2022

you may have to see the PQME a third time. your missing the big picture. you need a good treating doctor and forget the PQME. if you have no attorney, get one. it costs nothing up front or out of pocket and the fees are 15% of the settlement. if you have no attorney, your enemy the insurance... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Hi. My Left Shoulder, Shoulder Blade, Bicep, Radiate Downward to My Wrists, Hand, Palm and Various Fingers Every Nite.

I Can Not Find a Out of State Doctor to Help Me in SC. My last Pain Mgt. Doctor from 2012 to 2019 tried to get Me to Use My Medicare Card. But I told Him. No.

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Jul 14, 2022

if you have a california work comp case and your out of state:

1. ask adjuster if the MPN extends to your state.

2. assuming it does not, ask adjuster if they will send an authorization letter to your doctor (assuming your doctor will treat you if they get an authoirzaton letter-...
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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Hi. What kind of Care Team do I Need in Place if this "Spinal Cord Injury" become close to become Paraplegic or Quadri?

No one in My California Attorney Staff is Not helping Me with Not Any Kind of Information? I have Relocated Across Country. The Hospital or NEither Neuro Specialist will Not Help because it is California Workers Comp Case?

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Jul 14, 2022

the answer depends on the level of funcional losses you are suffering from. work comp may be required to provide any special needs you have so long as your treating doctor documents the need and that the need relates to your work injury at least in part. things such as personal help at home with... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Why my Counselor want let Me Apply for a MSA? I have a Severe Spinal Cord Injury. I Requested it.

"Medicare-set- Aside"websites tell Me to Apply. I went on Medicare at 57. I am Now forced Retired. Feel I am Getting WrongCompensation.

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Jul 12, 2022

if you have a work injury call a work comp lawyer for a consultation. its free.

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1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I have a "HIKIDA" Case. No Apportioning. Neurosurgeon given to Me. Said His Surgery went Stormy. For Me to Apply SSDI.

My Given Neurosurgeon force this type of Surgery Failed. "FBBS". He Admitted a "Failed Back Surgery Syndrome" he Said. It Caused Me a Brand New Constant Injury to My Left Shoulder. Nitely and Daily. Bicep and Down Arm to Hand and Fingers. Headaches. "Cervical... Read more »

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Jul 12, 2022

you need to do both. seek the advice of another doctor, consider a med mal case and go for PTD if you cant reasonable return to suitable gainful employment due to the injury. if you have past injuries or any other health conditions, an SIBTF case should be considered as well. call an experienced... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I have been Diagnosed with SSEP TESTING with Finding of Cervical Myelopathy. Spinal Cord Compression. MRIs with 3 D.

I have 3 Disc's Herniations in My Neck. Severe Levels of Foramina. Post Neck Surgery. Operative Report List the Same Findings. Pre and Post Findings. The Same. No Cure No Relieve. My Attorney and AME Med Legal Refuse to Put this in Any Medical Reports. I also attend a IME whom wrote He has... Read more »

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Jul 8, 2022

so you injured your back at work and the doctors AND your attorney are not agreeing with you? why would your attorney not want to add the back? he makes more money if a bad back is part of your case. and you have an IME? you need to discuss this issue with your attorney. if your attorney is not... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Medical Malpractice for California on
Q: Help. I Need a Caring Ortho or Neuro Surgeon Doctor for Immediate Assistance. I have a California Work Comp Case.

I Was forced to Relocate back to Hometown by Defense Tactics. I have a Very Severe Spinal Cord Compression Case. With Failed Spinal Neck Syndrome. FBSS. I Presently have 3 Herniated Disc's and Severe Foramina Stenosis. Experimental Surgery the Neurosurgeon Perform without Informing Me... Read more »

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Jul 7, 2022

Thank you for your comments and I am sorry to hear you are gong through this. Surgery is certainly supposed to improve you. You are describing a possible medical malpractice that requires a specialist attorney to discuss this with you. you should consult a medical malpractice attorney immediately,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I will not are not agree on the Defense trying to low ball my Spinal Cord Injury.

I have 3 Cervical Herniated Disc. A Go to Neurosurgeon was going to Operate and Fix the Problem. But the Nurse Case Mgr went to his office and Lied on Me. What can I do?

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Jul 5, 2022

fire the nurse and hire an experienced work comp lawyer! One that will provide your a comprehensive consultation to determine all your issues and needs then set up a plan for your case to succeed.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Negligence by my Workers Comp Attorney and his AME Neurologist Doctor. Will not Write Spinal Cord Injury to Neck.

How Can I Report this to the Medical Unit of the WCAB?

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Jul 5, 2022

why do you want to go to the government for help? i would suggest you get your own medical eval to address your dispute with the AME. this is how you attack another doctor on his own terms. let the doctors fight it out. this is how you get it done! use your treating work comp doctor to say how the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Ptp wrote his Assessment PTD. No Lifting Over 5 lbs. My Attorney will not Acknowledge this.
Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Jun 23, 2022

you did not ask a question but i can infer that you feel your attorney does not agree you are PTD (permanently totally disabled). you dont tell us any details so i can offer much here. PTD due to work injury or combination of work injury and non work injury issues to support an SIBTF case for 100%... Read more »

Q: Has Workers Compensation in California been sued and charged for murder or attempted murder?

Workers Comp Adjusters attend physician/doctor appointments and direct medical care. Those directions and restrictions on medical care are serious enough to cause death.

E.g. not authorizing evaluation and treatment for a serious skull and brain injury that is known to cause death if left... Read more »

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Jun 7, 2022

GET AN ATTORNEY! you cant fight back when you don't know the rules of engagement.

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Can you please refer me to a couple of good work comp attorneys in Ontario Californiaj

Wow that's alot of stuff I know nothing about. I'd rather just get an attorney and let them handle it I don't think I have to do anything because I got hurt at work they should be sending me work on paperwork to fill out not three packets of disability excetera. So how am I supposed... Read more »

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Jun 6, 2022

I agree with Ms Wallace. Find an experienced workers compensation attorney. We can’t solicit business here on this site.

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I think I need a lawyer I want this taken care of

On April 9th I got injured at work my work to give me disability paperwork for my doctor to fill outmy dotor. Filed it out Send it back to them then they say oh no this is. A workers comp case stop seeing your doctor stop Physical Therapy stop orthopedic surgeon u have to see pour doctor called my... Read more »

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Jun 6, 2022

I agree you should get a phone consultation with an experienced work comp attorney. all consultations are free and confidential.

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I was injured at a job around 4 months ago and I have not fully recovered. I was fired soon after the accident.

I've had one job after the incident and still can't preform as I used to, so I lost that job as well.

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Apr 24, 2022

You should consult an experienced workers compensation attorney ASAP. You have rights to workers compensation benefits that need to be asserted by a professional.

4 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Legal options for tort claim against unauthorized medical records release

I authorized workman's compensation insurance company "A" to access my medical record from medical provider "B." The authorization had a specific date range and limitation on types of records that could be disclosed. Company A submitted a forged authorization form that was... Read more »

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Mar 10, 2022

Hire a work comp attorney to assist you with your case. this can easily be avoided and you will get better medical care through an attorney doctor referral to a doctor who is known to be an injured worker advocate rather than a friend of the insurance bottom line. also you will get expert analysis... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I recieved a "workers compensation appeals board stipulations with request for award" recently.

How do I know if the award amount is just? I had a lumbar lower back injury that required surgery.

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Jan 19, 2022

you hire an attorney to help you throught the process and especially to set you up with a fair and unbiaed doctor who eventualy writes a final report upon which is based a fair and accurate stipulation. if you signed a stipulation with no attorney to advise you, then you get what you got and do... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I had to fire my workmens comp attorney a few days ago am now without one hearing tomorrow do u know what I should do

Mal practice forced me to let him go so close to my settlement hearing case has been open over 5 years had 2 MRI 2 nerve scans done never got any results back never was giving a primary doc that would except me without the results to my tests I collected workmens comp 2 years with basically no... Read more »

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Dec 14, 2021

you should let the judge know that you would like some time to find a new lawyer. a judge will nealry always give you time to find a new attorney as they dont want you to represent your self, unless you have done this several times already. it sounds like maybe you just endured a non responsive... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: A work accident in 2015 resulted in injuries to my head (TBI), back, neck and jaw. The insurance co. ended my TD early

In 2016 my head injury was declared permanent and stationary but my back injury was not declared permanent and stationary until after a surgery and rehab in 2019. The insurance company ended my temp disability in 2016 and started giving me permanent disability, but shouldn't TD have continued... Read more »

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Nov 22, 2021

you can actually receive more than 104 weeks in limited circumstances, if your injury is very serious. A head trauma certainly can be very serious. and you are correct that you are entitled to TTD, up to the legal limit, until you are no longer TTD. so if you body part is P&S but another is... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I'm going through Work Comp now to deal with my carpal tunnel. I have had visits w/ a Dr. prior trying to avoid WC.

WC now wants my med. records. How far back am I required to realease? Have I damaged my case w/ WC by trying to deal with it privately before? I had heard horror stories about WC and didn't want to have that experience. Thank you.

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Dec 1, 2020

the answer is a reasonable time. its best to consult with an experienced work comp attorney and hire one to represent you and help you through the process. it costs nothing out of pocket and fees are limited to 15% of the settlement amount. its well worth it to have a professional by your side and... Read more »

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