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3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: can I Withdraw my signature from the settlement if it hasn’t gone through ?

I recently signed a SIp Feeling that it was a low offer but taking the deal is several months ago I was in desperate need of the money. It’s been several months and I keep getting the runaround from the insurance company. They claim information was filed wrong from the company I’ve worked with.... Read more »

Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on Jan 25, 2020

Look for a competent workers comp attorney right away. Insurance adjusters will always offer you the lowest amount possible. Plus it’s very possible that the judge will not approve it for that reason.

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3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I just closed my work comp case last year, but symptoms are back, new job and it's hard to work, what should I do?

Injury 12/28/2017 case closed 10/17/2019 was told I didnt have anything significant and it wouldnt cause problems in my day to day. I have gotten worse pain and went to the hospital and now have sciatica. And have missed days of work already.

Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on Jan 15, 2020

I suggest that you find a competent workers comp attorney to discuss your matter. He may find a CT claim and other important issues. Good luck!

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2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: CA-released by all doctors to return full duty-Employer stalling-no return to work no release-just in limbo-options?

Worker's Comp Injury 4/2017-surgery 3-1-19, released to full duty by all doctors 7/2019-Employer has not allowed me to return to work. Keeps stalling. It is now almost January 2020-my temporary benefits are about to run out and I really want to return to work-what do I do?

Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on Dec 30, 2019

You are being jacked around by your employer and you need solid representation by a competent workers compensation attorney. Don’t waste time. Most workers compensation attorneys will give you a free consultation and normally charge about 15% once the case settles.

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I am now 22. But when I was 16 my high school coach slept with me and I'm curious what my current options are.

He was with me from ages 16-20. It took me a long time to realize what happened wasnt ok. It might be too late. But I guess Im curious what my options are if there are any options.

Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on Dec 19, 2019

Its very tragic to hear your story. You need to contact an experienced PI attorney that specializes in Sexual Abuse and Molestation cases. There is a new law that was recently approved in October by the Governor. It is AB 218 which basically extends the Statute of Limitations up to the age of 40.... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I had a mri last September. When the results came back, my wc doctor was on a month vacation, so I had to wait for his

return. He read the MRI results and then submitted it to the WC Insurance company to respond, if it was accepted or rejected. I got NO reply/response from the insurance company for SIX more months. It was declined for surgery. It stated on the report that they (insurance co) did NOT receive it... Read more »

Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on Aug 24, 2019

I suggest you consult with an experienced workers compensation attorney. The whole Calif Workers Comp System is a complete Joke & Sham controlled by the insurance companies and their puppets in Sacramento. You may also contact the Calif Applicant Attorney Association and ask for a list of their... Read more »

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5 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for California on
Q: Hi ,I wanted to find out at what time I should contact my insurer .In the back of my car ,hit the Kia car . Bogumil

KIA Optima he was a loaned TURO Corona CA .I suffered a loss with this hit .I have pictures of the car and all date of the person managing Kia .This event took place at Riverside CA ,three a days ago

Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on May 17, 2019

We’re sorry to hear of your accident. From your info, I’m not sure if you were hit from behind or you hit someone from behind. In any event, if you were hit from behind, you need to exchange information and you need to take pictures of any damage. If you got hit from behind and sustained any... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: I was sexually abused by my employer. I work at a church. Are there any free resources or representation for this?

He used his power as a religious authority to coorce and manipulate me and another girl.

Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on May 16, 2019

We are sorry that you have gone through that unfortunate and evil experience. A personal injury lawyer that they deals with these crimes can file a personal Injury Claim against the insurance company’s minister and church. In addition, the police need to be contacted immediately so that there’s... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Claims admin stoppedTD payments after QME report of significant limitations,5% WPI and ppd.

My surgeon released me back to work on modified but the facility says there’s no money in the budget to pay me and wc insurance is to continue. So now neither one is planning to pay me. Is this common? Is this legal? Of course the claims adjuster has offered a very low settlement. I do have an... Read more »

Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on Mar 24, 2019

I highly recommend you get a Workers Comp attorney. You simply fell into the trap of thinking you could get a “reasonable settlement” without a Workers comp attorney. Look around for a Calif workers comp attorney that has experience! Good luck!

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for California on
Q: How much would a deposit be?
Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on Mar 20, 2019

Depends on the case and circumstances.

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3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I was injured on the job and treated through workmans comp. Years later I'm needing treatment for problems acquired from

The original injury. Would workman's comp still cover medical costs?

Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on Aug 12, 2018

Many more facts needed. Contact a workers compensation attorney right away and ask questions. If you have not settled your case, you may have the chance to pursue your claim with the help of a experienced attorney. Good luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for California on
Q: How do I go about getting custody of my kids ?

I went couple months ago due to having a child protective services case opened on me due to a domestic violence case I had with their dad I was ordered to get custody of my kids and when I want to do so and the judge told me that because I was on able to serve him that I was not able to get custody... Read more »

Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on Jun 20, 2018

You need to speak to an experienced family law attorney right away. Many offer free consultations and offer different payment options. You need someone on your side that will be proactive and aggressively fight for your rights.

Thank you,

Castillo & Associates

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for California on
Q: Ex husband took our girls for 10 consecutive days on Monday at 9:00am when should he return them
Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on Jun 19, 2018

You need to meet and speak to a family law attorney. More info is required before giving an opinion.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for California on
Q: My 16 years old has lived with his Dad for the past three years in Az, now he wants to come live with me in Ca can he?

We currently both have joint custody of my son, can he legally make the decision to leave his Dad in Arizona and come live in California with his mom, he is now 16 years old?

Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on May 22, 2018

A competent family law attorney can easily file the appropriate documents to have your son transfer over to you. Good luck!

3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I am rated at 32% by DEU, final doctor report states I will need a back fusion surgery. I elected a CNR, $38,000?

I have C spine and L spine injuries. I am rated at 32% by DEU and final doctor report states I will need back surgery (fusion in C spine). I elected CNR as I hate the workers comp system. The City of Carlsbad has offered $38,000. This dollar amount seems extremely low and I doubt it would cover... Read more »

Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on Apr 20, 2018

There offer is way too low!! You need to call and meet with an experienced workers comp attorney. I have settled these type of cases as high five to seven-figures if there are third party civil components. Every case is different. As a prior workers comp claims adjuster and working in the work comp... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Slip and fall at work back in July 2016 and treated for GAD in 2017 What are my options?

I had slip and fall at work back in July 2016, went through WC but still have back pain even though went back to work.

Went on disability(state) in July 2017 for GAD and are currently on leave from my job.

Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on Apr 16, 2018

It might be related. I suggest you speak to a experienced workers comp attorney right away. There are alot of issues and questions. Is your wc case open? Do you have an attorney? At what stage are you in your workers comp claim? Have you seen a QME?...and so on.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for California on
Q: can a woman say a baby is mine without DNA and file for child support? It's been a year and she came out of nowhere

I was not there for birth and it's been over a year and they are contacting my previous jobs for income. But no proof kid is mine

Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on Mar 24, 2018

You need to request a court order to have DNA test to determine if you and the baby are a match.

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: If I had shoulder surgery, will I get more for my workman’s comp settlement?
Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on Mar 12, 2018

It all depends in the medical reports, final diagnosis, prognosis, impairment ratings, restrictions, and many other important factors that can be addressed by your workers' compensation attorney. In addition, the insurance adjuster has the right to obtain a state panel qualified medical... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Do I qualify for workmen’s Comp?

I was on a company trip and broke my arm. Had to have surgery and replaced bone with metal. I was paid for my time on the trip.

Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on Feb 21, 2018

Absolutely!! You need to call a workers comp attorney right away!

Thank you,

Castillo & Associates

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Hi I have been on workers comp since 12/16 I do have a lawyer and the adjuster is not responding they owe me mileage i

I want a second opion 4 months ago my my attorney sent info to district attorney is this going to be worth more money I had a compound fracture

Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on Feb 18, 2018

More info needed. Speak to your atty about your concerns.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for California on
Q: I have weekend visitations. Do I have to make my daughter return on Sunday if Monday is a holiday weekends?

What times do the court consider the start and end of weekend visitations?

Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo answered on Feb 18, 2018

Please refer to the agreement and speak to the other party about it. Avoid conflict. Otherwise, speak to a family law attorney about your options.

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