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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Is it normal to still not have benefits after WC doctors put me out on TTD?

I have a work related injury since 06/21/22 and now diagnosed from WC doctors with complex regional pain in my hands and in need of surgery and still no benefits and my attorneys responds to me was let’s not pock at the bear meaning at the adjuster not responding to anything I’ve also been... Read more »

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Dec 26, 2022

your attorney is the place to get your case plan. he is paid to answer all your questions. he works for you, to serve your interests and assert your rights. you can change your attorney if your attorney is not communicating with you.

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: My present Lawyer on my Worker Comp Case keep Neglecting to write down my Diagnosis of Cervical Myelopathy on all his Re

I have a very Serious and Severe Cervical Disc Problems. My Attorney will not Never Write this Down. Three Neck Disc Herniation. Diagnosed Cervical Myelopathy. Had Failed Neck Surgery. He keep asking Me to Settle with my Company and have Future Medical. This do Not feel Right. What shall I Do?

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Dec 18, 2022

It sounds like you may be a “failed back surgery” case. This designation can mean in workers compensation your permanently totally disabled so you should be sure your attorney is working up your case properly and completely or consult with another attorney who has a lot of experience, is hands... Read more »

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Q: My workman’s comp examiner is requesting a doctors notice stating how much time I will be out out in order to approve

An extension to continue payments. The QME ordered further treatment and recommended I see a pain management Dr which I’m not scheduled to see until Feb 22. The doctors notice is due by December 22. If not received I will lose my benefits and my job. What can I do

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Dec 9, 2022

hire an experienced work comp attorney to represent you. it costs nothing out of your pocket and fees are limited to no more than 15% of the settlement amount and generally no fees are taking on your TTD (wage loss payments). if you want to control your case rather than the claims adjuster, hire a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Qme does not specify restrictions are permanent. Recieved returns to work form from primary care. Employers won't accept

5% herniated disc. No bending no stooping but does not specify how long from qme. 5 months later recieve return to work form from primary doctor. Leave of absence team states my qme results say restrictions are permanent. "Permanent" is not in the language. My qme does not specify... Read more »

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Dec 1, 2022

Workers compensation is complex as you are finding out. Everyone needs an experienced workers compensation attorney to guide them and assert your rights on your behalf. Sounds like you have been representing yourself. Call an experienced workers compensation attorney for a free consultation. It... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: WHERE AM I TO FIND A LAWYER TO ASIST WITH FEDERAL WORKERS COMP CASE AGAINST USPS?
Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Nov 22, 2022

Try Max Gest in los angeles. i believe he is on Olympic Blvd. best of luck!

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I'd love to find more information on this, my mother had a similar experience at Raleys in 1986 that left her disabled.

She was my mother and she has now passed, mostly due to her bad health and poverty as a result. She was beat with a baseball bat after dealing with harassment during all of her employment at Raleys. She said there were other women that had been harassed and assaulted at the same time.

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Nov 21, 2022

not sure what your asking. your looking to know if you have some type of legal case on behalf of your deceased mother due to an incident in 1986???

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: 3 hour QME appt, 60+ page report. DA objected. Doctor reversed entire opinion in 8 minute deposition, what now?

My QME appointment was very thorough, almost 3.5 hours. The doctor's report nearly 70 pages, referencing medical journals and other studies and publications, etc. The report was very much in my favor. The defense attorney filed motion to depose the examiner. The deposition lasted 8 minutes... Read more »

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

Talk to your attorney about this as he or she has the facts, we do not. If you don’t have an attorney then I can understand why you got screwed. Lesson learned; never go it along when fighting an insurance company for benefits

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I had to release/dismiss my attorney, What now?

I found an attorney from a referral list on line. Turns out, their offices are in Southern California, I'm in Northern California. They assured me the geography wouldn't be a problem. It was, from the very beginning. For example: they kept forgetting I was in Nor. Cal. I even bought a... Read more »

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

We are in so cal and represent many in NorCal. It’s the firm you choose, not any other issue from what your describing.

3 Answers | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I just got out of the hospital due to work related injuries, my boss contacted me the next day to wok .can he do that

He’s not letting me fully recover, and telling me if I don’t show up to work, he will fired me…

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Nov 1, 2022

yes he can do that, but it may violate your rights under the law. you should consult an experience work comp attorney who can assist you with your claim from beginning to successful settlement when your treatment is concluded.

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Why did workman's comp stop helping me if their doctor couldn't help me get better from my injury to go back to work

Why did workmans compensation company stop my checks there Dr stopped me from working because of my injury I am getting ssi disability checks now but I thought that of a workmans compensation Dr couldn't help your injury so you can go back to work but stopped you from going back to work... Read more »

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Oct 20, 2022

it sounds like you did not hire an attorney to represent you so you acted as your own lawyer in your case. That is never a good idea. Perhaps you dont understand that the insurance company #1 obligation is to the shareholders, not you! if you truly understood this you would have 1. hired a lawyer,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: My QME says he doesn’t know why my back is still hurting after physical therapy and chiropractic care. It still hurts

They took MRI’s and X-rays and said that I shouldn’t be in so much pain but I am what can I do? My MRI’s show that I have spinal stenosis and that I have a cyst on my inner elbow from the fall

Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
answered on Oct 11, 2022

Not much you can do. Some injuries don’t show on testing. California work comp does not pay much for pain only. You can visit a pain management doctor for pain relieving drugs but that’s not a good long term solution either.

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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.

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