Rules require we adjust that 6% Whole Person Impairment by age and occupation. AGE: If you're 38 or less, it goes down a little. If youre 39 or older, it goes up. OCCUPATION: if you're a lawyer -- not physical at all -- it goes down. If you're a heavy equipment operator or a...View More
Does companies insurance or sdi deduct from my workerscomp 2023 claim settlement when settled ? If other old lifetime medical doesn’t cover out of work and told to apply for sdi and fmla claim . restrictions to work . Other workers comp claim 2022 said can accommodate to work
If you collected State Disability payments for certain weeks then the Insurer PAID YOU disability for those same weeks, YOU have to pay the SDI money back to the state. If the insurer never paid you for the exact loss dates you collected SDI, then you don't have to pay back the state; it...View More
2nd workers comp case was settled in 2014 lifetime medical .other workers comp case lawyer has settlement in future to be done 2nd case not being handled by lawyer because already settled back in 2014. lifetime medical doctor had me to work but job said I have to apply for their insurance to secure... View More
I'm certain I've answered this but I'll try once more. You settled the 2014 claim by Stipulations With Request for Award which included 'need for treatment' on the accepted injured body part (which isn't quite 'lifetime medical' it is only the right to go...View More
My Workers Comp insurance does not have any providers in their network to give me a second opinion on my shoulder injury. I received an email from their provider network unit that they could not find a provider and that the adjuster assigned to my case had permission to authorize for me to go to... View More
There is no penalty for an adjuster not answering you. But it guarantees you are going to hire a lawyer. An experienced attorney can elect a physician outside the network when she shows there are no available specialists inside the network. Sounds like you really need a Pain Management...View More
I have not been provided access to utilities (water, electricity, sewer). The landlord has tried to make sure I am 'not considered a tenant' by allowing me to put utilities in my name, use as a mailing address, et cetera. He asks/requires me to be security / caretaker and I have to do... View More
I'm wondering if there is a typo here. You write the landlord does not want any tenancy relationship BUT then it says 'allowing me to put utilities in my name". If utilities are in your name, and you get your mail there, there is a tenancy.
It completely depends on what the writers put in the agreement! Most of the time, you agree to release all possible claims against the employer, a 'general release'. The WCAB Judges are NOT supposed to approve that language but many do. So if later you find out you got cancer from...View More
Some of the matters being settled include: wages, employment, serious & willful misconduct, and discrimination (LC 132a), does this mean resignation? How can I tell if resignation is part of the C&R? Thanks.
If you genuinely cannot tell is this agreement does not require a resignation, YOU SHOULD NOT BE REPRESENTING YOURSELF! You could be giving up more than the job! 95% of Compromise & RElease Agreements are offered because the injured worker is no longer performing the pre-injury work, and is...View More
With regard to California Workers Compensation, about all that false allegations might do is generate an Injury to Psyche, a psychiatric injury. I generally advise AGAINST filing a claim for a Psychiatric Injury if at all possible. If you later have a child custody dispute, an aggravated...View More
NO. You don't have to resign. But if the offer is only good IF you resign, and you want that offer, then you have to resign. Many people wait to do the Compromise &Release Agreement until they are about to retire or move, until they are ready to resign. If you like this job and need...View More
You're trying to collect on a 20-yr-old prescription? no. if you closed the claim with the Compromise & RElease Agreement contract, that shut down all requests for anything from the insurer back in 2005. If you resolved using STIPUATIONS WITH REQUEST FOR AWARD, that one keeps Future...View More
The insurance company sent letter challenging their own doctor's latest diagnosis and asking for QME. They have also stopped the biweekly payments abruptly which they did not even mention in their letter. I complied with the QME procedures which might take months to fully take its course and... View More
NO! The Labor Code DOES NOT permit the Adjuster to stop TTD payments just because she thinks you aren't totally disabled any longer. SOLUTION: (1) apply for State Disability Insurance -- SDI -- at www.edd.ca.gov immediately, as it takes at least 10 days. EDD will want to see the copy of the...View More
She told me this week that they found the right insurance and just now filed a claim, I have been waiting almost a year, there was even a hearing and I was told the other party never showed up. I don't know who they filed the first claim with but it seems to me that the whole process is... View More
You are free to get a new attorney at ANY time. It sounds like there is no actual attorney at the group you had, just an 'assistant'. If the claim were mailed to the employer, the employer would have forwarded it to their CORRECT Insurer; so it appears the claim wasn't properly...View More
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?
If you're in Charlotte North Carolina, that state has entire different regulations for Workers Comp ratings. You've asked your question about CALIFORNIA Labor Code rules and regulations. In california, it makes NO DIFFERENCE if your lawyer writes 'Myelopathy' or Impingement or...View More
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... View More
Is 'this' retaliation for workers comp? If you can PROVE -- not just state, but actually PROVE -- that the only reason you are not being offered a lighter job is in retaliation for requesting workers compensation benefits, then yes, this is a misdemeanor crime and a violation of Labor...View More
Sorry, NO. The Labor Code limits you to 2/3 of your 'Average Weekly Wage' AT THE TIME OF INJURY. But not after wage negotiations. So all the adjuster has to pay is 2/3 of what you earned at the moment of injury. IF you worked and earned wages (not TTD disability payments, just Wages)...View More
Do you have a written OFF WORK ORDER? The boss IS entitled to see that. Do you have a Work Status Report indicating you are able to perform modified duty work? The Boss IS entitled to see that. The Boss is entitled to inform you if you remain off work without written Off-Work Orders that he...View More
Hello I recently got fired from Amazon due to an argument with an ex co worker who initiated everything and has gotten talked to twice about arguing with coworkers and when my first time being in trouble for the first time my 10 months of working there I got terminated after awhile Amazon appealed... View More
This isn't Workers Comp; just so you're clear, workers comp would apply if a co-worker CUT you. But not when a co-worker argues with you. An employer can fire anybody for almost anything...or nothing at all. If they write they fired you because of your Gender, Your Sexual Orientation,...View More
Give up on 'chatting' and put the words in writing and fax them to the office; keep a copy of the fax transmission report. When you have such an unprofessional institution you really need to put everything in writing, and immediately. I'll be the company's fax number is on...View More
I work for a large grocery store corporation, and they recently switched systems that they use to pay their employees, and I've been working for 3 pay periods and haven't received my 2 direct deposit OR a physical checks. They(the store) say they don't know when they can get my... View More
The way you collect on all of those penalties and fines is to go to www.dir.ca.gov and find the WORKERS header and go to this: https://www.dir.ca.gov/dlse/HowToFileWageClaim.htm and file with the State for a Wage Claim. And when they offer you less than the full interest and penalty to...View More
I have had multiple issues with my current job besides my injury and want to leave as soon as possible, but have not been able to file my claim due to falling ill during the deadline week. I just began physical therapy for my hand and am looking for new work. If I file my claim after quitting my... View More
Post-separation claims ARE PRESUMED NON-COMPENSABLE so filing after quitting is the worst idea possible. It takes about 2 minutes to write and submit the Workers Compensation Claim Form (DWC Form 1); it's FREE on the internet and your portion is 9 lines. You just hand a copy to the boss OR...View More
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