Yuba City, CA asked in Workers' Compensation for California

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

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Haleh Shekarchian
Haleh Shekarchian
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Beverly Hills, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: 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.

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

A: So do you have a question, or are you just ranting?

Nancy J. Wallace
Nancy J. Wallace
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Grand Terrace, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Sadly, the regulations and the California Labor Code let a party delay to obtain all medical and employment records, and get a replacement list of doctors (the QME panel), and the pandemic rules let doctors set appointments out as long as 90 days from the date you call. Your elected officials give zero consideration to the injured worker struggling in pain day-after-day with zero money while the insurer gets 60 days here and 90 days there. They could write the code requiring all scheduling and lists be done in 3 weeks but injured workers don't contribute to state senators' campaigns but insurance companies do contribute. If just one time a collection of Injured Workers in one district could vote out one Assemblyman or State Senator, the rules would change. but for now, the workers comp judges give the attorneys 90 days here and there because they get overturned when they order the parties to get everything done in 30 days. SET AN APPOINTMENT, maybe just a video or phone appointment, and make a Timeline with your attorney about the next steps and the ANTICIPATED time expected for each step to be completed to be ready for trial (if you're ready for trial, the insurance adjuster suddenly finds a lot of settlement money and things get finished).

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