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Q: Petition of Joinder

I have a culmative trauma workers comp case in California. The defendants lawyer filed a petition of Joinder to add another insurance co 4 yrs after the claim was filed. The judge granted the petition but the 2nd insurance co have denied the claim. When I first started my claim the 2nd insurance... Read more »

Mr. David H. Parker Esq.
Mr. David H. Parker Esq. answered on Apr 4, 2019

Typically the insurance companies will "conduct discovery," meaning delays while each attempts to limit if not eliminate its own liabilities by both "defending" against you and the other insurance companies claiming it owes any benefit or contribution to the case. It usually results in delays,... Read more »

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Q: Is it against the law for a company to not have workers comp insurance until one of their employees gets hurt?

It's been a month and a half and have not gotten to see a Dr. Or get medication besides the ambulance and MRI at the hospital. The insurance company just today sent me a packet to fill out so what are my rights ?

Mr. David H. Parker Esq.
Mr. David H. Parker Esq. answered on Apr 3, 2018

California employers are required by law to have workers' compensation insurance, even if they have only one employee (citing https://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/employer.htm if you would like to read further).

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