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3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: QME form

After filling 2 QME forms I sent one to my adjuster and the second to the state compensation places, and this is because my adjuster closed my case because Concentra gave me a zero impairment rating, now I called my adjuster today to confirm he got the mail but could not answer his phone, but the... Read more »

Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on Oct 21, 2020

You are entitled to a QME. The adjuster would prefer you don’t go to a QME. You should contact anyone of us on Justia for a free consultation.

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4 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice for California on
Q: Can I fire my personal injury attorney if I feel like he's not answering my questions promptly and communicating to me?

Hello, I live in California, I hired a personal lawyer back at the end of June 2020. I told him I didn't want the case to drag on forever and I'd be fine with the settlement originally offered, I was afraid of not getting proper medical care. The money is great but not the most important... Read more »

Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on Oct 20, 2020

Your prior attorney has to prove what he has done on the case to be able to collect attorney’s fees. If you hire a new lawyer, the new lawyer will share his fees with the prior lawyer so it would not reduce your share of the settlement. You should contact anyone of us on Justia for a free... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: QME FORM

Hi Guys, I called my adjuster to request a QME form after finding out that my evaluation rating from concentra was zero but as usual the adjuster never replied. So I went online and found the form, I was wondering if and individual involved in the claim can fill this form, I already talk to a... Read more »

Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on Oct 19, 2020

You could fill out the form but I suggest you consult an attorney when striking the names of the doctors as that is very crucial. You can contact anyone of us on Justia for a free consultation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Tax Law for California on
Q: If I am a Personal Injury Lawyer and win a case do I pay taxes on the money I got from the case

I am in California

Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on Oct 17, 2020

Taxes would have to be paid on attorney’s fees the attorney is charging since that is an earring.

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: Do I HAVE to release my medical records for my worker's comp claim?

I strained my lumbar region at work just short of a month ago and I have gone the course of alerting my employer of the strain, going to treatment, and was pending response about lost wages until this week. I received a check for lost time so far, but also received a packet containing paperwork for... Read more »

Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on Sep 27, 2020

The worker’s compensation insurance carrier wants to get your prior medical records to see if you had injured the same body part before. They should subpoena any records they need. You don’t need to sign the medical release forms. You should consult with anyone of us on Justia for a free... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: my workers comp attorney is not doing there job and is letting the other party stall and/or put things off

its been going on for sometime and i was promised x amount of money and so far i cant even get my out of pocket expenses paid back

Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on Sep 16, 2020

You should make an appointment to meet with your attorney and ask him to explain why nothing is happening or you can consult anyone of us on AVVO for a free consultation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: If a person has an open worker’s comp claim can your company let you go for good without completing the claim?

Person works for the airline industry and is being let go as part of airline cutbacks.

Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on Sep 14, 2020

The employer can not discriminate against an employee who brings a worker’s compensation case. If the employer is singling you out and only cutting back your hours, then you have a case against him. You should contact anyone of us on AVVO for a free consultation.

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3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I sustained a work injury and I went to the doctor he sent me back with restrictions job can't accommodate i was put on

Oc leave i don't know what that is or if i will be paid

Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on Sep 9, 2020

If your employer can not provide you with modified work then the insurance company has to continue paying you temporary disability payments. Contact anyone of us on Justia for a free consultation ASAP.

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5 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Pedestrian hit while traffic light out

Asking question on behave of someone who got hit by a car crossing a street on a crosswalk while the traffic lights were out. Driver did not stop at the intersection, but did stop after the accident and gave the person that got hit a ride, fully accepting the fault later. After discussing this... Read more »

Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on Aug 22, 2020

It’s important to know when the injury happened and what the other party’s policy limit is. Is the adjuster saying the policy limit is $15,000? Even then an attorney can find out if he was running an errand for an employer and if so you could pursue the employer as well. An attorney can also... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: A workman's comp doctor just MMI me based on an 18 percentage with stipulations of no bending lifting more than 10 lbs

Or for more than 20 minutes per hour or sitting more than 20 so my question is I was told I was no longer able to do my job that I've been doing for 30 years and disability dropped temporary disability and gave me permanent disability based on 18%. My question is so if I'm not able to go... Read more »

Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on Jul 25, 2020

If another doctor places you on disability you can apply for State Disability EDD. You should not reply on company doctor’s opinion since he works for the insurance company. You should get a neutral doctor’s opinion. You should have a lawyer to help you select the neutral doctor.

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I took a job"under the table" . I fell off a stool, broke my neck. Do I have any legal recourse? I am paralyzed.
Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on Jul 6, 2020

Yes, you could pursue a worker’s compensation case against your employer. If he has no insurance, the State of California Uninsured Employer Fund will pay your claim on your employer’s behalf and then the State of California will pursue your employer to seek penalties for not having worker’s... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I was sent back to work after 2 wks of work men's comp . How long will it take to make a offer to me for my injuries.
Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on May 20, 2020

Worker’s compensation doctors are bias and they send you back to work even though in most case they shouldn’t. The law says you have to treat with them but the law allows you to be evaluated by a neutral doctor one time to know your true disability and your true need for future treatment. Once... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for California on
Q: I was sent back to work after 2 wks of work men's comp . How long will it take to make a offer to me for my injuries.

I been going to their Dr and therapy since March. Also how do they calculate a offer to me if they pay for my Dr Therapist medication and rides to my appointment s?

Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on May 17, 2020

Worker’s compensation docotrs are very bias and they do return you to work even though they shouldn’t. In their final report they give you low percentage of disability and little need for future treatment. The law allows you to be evaluated by a neutral doctor to see what your true disability... Read more »

5 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: After being injured by vehicle causing a hip to be broken a time in convelecense home. There insurance should pay my co

Cost. SS took money from my account so why does my apt. Say I owe them back rent when gone. Isn't that their insurance problem?

Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on Apr 27, 2020

Not sure what your questions is.

You can contact a personal injury attorney for a free consultation.

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2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was bitten by a cop dog and it nearly took my arm off do I have a chance
Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on Apr 16, 2020

Depends on the circumstances. If you were just passing by for example, and the dog bit you, then the police department would be liable. But if you were running away from being arrested, then it would be a harder case against the police department. You should contact anyone of us on Justia for a... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for California on
Q: I was assaulted on Saturday night where my employer punched me in the nose and today is Tuesday I am reporting it to the

I need to know if that is too long of a. To report it to the police

Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian answered on Apr 16, 2020

It’s still not too late to report it. Do you have any witnesses or any any bruising?? You should take pictures of your bruises.

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