Los Angeles, CA asked in Workers' Compensation for California

Q: I just closed my work comp case last year, but symptoms are back, new job and it's hard to work, what should I do?

Injury 12/28/2017 case closed 10/17/2019 was told I didnt have anything significant and it wouldnt cause problems in my day to day. I have gotten worse pain and went to the hospital and now have sciatica. And have missed days of work already.

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Gary Alan Jackson
Gary Alan Jackson
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Huntington Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You have a new case with the current employer and because your prior case seems to have been downplayed that can benefit you now. You should consult a workers compensation attorney ASAP to flesh out more details, options and rights

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Domingo R. Castillo
Domingo R. Castillo
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Pomona , CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I suggest that you find a competent workers comp attorney to discuss your matter. He may find a CT claim and other important issues. Good luck!

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Ronald Mahurin
Ronald Mahurin
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Point Arena, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: 1) who told you there was nothing significant?

If you settled by Compromise & Release, then you are out of luck. Most likely any new proceedings will apportion your problems to the old injury. If you settled by Stipulations with an open medical award, you can reopen the case within five years of the date of injury, so reopen!

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