Oakland, CA asked in Workers' Compensation for California

Q: When do temporary benefit start?

My claim was denied and I’m appealing it. I went to qme and he states that the injury is 100% work related but did not mention any impairment ratings. I’m trying to dispute the rating and I’m sure it’s a long process. Does the insurance carrier have to start benefits for the months wasn’t paid because I was fired? Or do I have to wait until judge makes decision?

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Dr.  Peter Marc Schaeffer
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Did the doctor list in his report what period of time you were temporarily disabled? If he did when you go to court the judge most likely will order the insurance company to pay you for that period of time. Your case doesn’t sound too simple you should really consider hiring an attorney to represent you in this matter

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