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RE: Need ER can I go on workman's comp - hollywoodyed - 07-02-2009 11:35 AM
jayne Wrote:so sorry I had no right to laugh at you because this is important to you......all I can say is the sooner you accept you are not a living breathing person who needs a paycheck to stay alive but a number on a file...the better off you will be..while there are hundreds of good caring adjusters out there (please dont let that be a lie)they can only do so much....I do not know for a fact but I believe we are on a tier system if you can be fixed with a Dr appt a RX and less than 5 PT appts...you sail right thru..if you present at the ER with lots of blood and gore and many a witness you sail thru the beginning of the process...if you got a bone sticking out of the skin you get fixed......its when its a case that isnt showing on the outside or its gonna cost them time and money to fix ya you get the adjuster from hell whos sole job is to make your life a living hell.....and that isnt fair....yes I know there are a lot of fakers out there with "oh my aching back" I cant work that just kill it for the rest of us......My case was proved with a disc o gram...I do not know the cost of this test but I bet it was less than all the other crap that they put me thru for 2 years or the 2 years WC pay if that had been one of the first tests given I could have been fixed and back to work.....and believe me that test is not fun.......but it proved all I had been saying all along......
You are definitely right about California being a strange duck. It is a whole different breed for sure in more ways than one. Sometimes I wonder why I decided to come out here last fall. Perhaps I should have just been content with visiting and then gone back home to the midwest. But hind sight is always 20/20 isn't it? And about being a file number yeah that is right too because when you call they do not want your name they want your claim number. Still that doesn't make it right. I am human, we are all human and should be treated as such.
RE: Need ER can I go on workman's comp - Cycler - 07-02-2009 03:05 PM
Ca just changed there law to mandate use of the Official Disability Guidelines rather than the ACOEM Guidelines currently in place and also expanded the pain syndromes they will cover now.
RE: Need ER can I go on workman's comp - hollywoodyed - 07-03-2009 10:13 AM
Cycler Wrote:Ca just changed there law to mandate use of the Official Disability Guidelines rather than the ACOEM Guidelines currently in place and also expanded the pain syndromes they will cover now.
So how does that effect things? I am really naive to this whole process. Thank you for your input.
RE: Need ER can I go on workman's comp - hollywoodyed - 07-03-2009 01:06 PM
First of all I hope everyone has a great and safe 4th of July.
Secondly: Since I may soon be evicted from my apt, actually I am already out of my apt related to water and asbestos issues, but I will soon to have the eviction process started since I cannot pay the rent related to little to no income. That being said if I have to move back to live with my family out of state is that allowed with my comp case being in California? I am not sure how I am physically going to be able to do that but I may have no choice if I am evicted.
RE: Need ER can I go on workman's comp - Bernie57 - 07-03-2009 11:13 PM
Duel state comp claims, now that sounds more like mythology.
CA was fun for 2yrs, went from NY to CA on a whim. Liked it but I am not a CA Beach girl, it is hard to enjoy an experience working 18hr days every day. I felt like if I ever wanted I could go back.
That was 25yrs ago. Dang! I would take all of your paperwork make copies and mail directly to your home state WC office. See if you can look into a home state lawyer. If you decide to stay in CA just cxl
Of course, I am only guessing, as this makes sense to me. Which could make it wrong by default. Take Care & Stay Strong and remember to run like Hell. Bernie
RE: Need ER can I go on workman's comp - hollywoodyed - 07-09-2009 12:57 PM
Still out my apt have to July 16th to come up with rent or I will be booted out. Not work comp related I do not see how I have to be responsible for paying rent for an apartment that is uninhabitable due to severe water damage and asbestos issues. But since I have no income any way I don't have anything to fight with. 3 weeks since forced out of apt due to water and asbestos issues, a week left before eviction process started, 9 weeks since work injury and no TTD. My lawyer's rep said that if I had to move out of state I would have to travel back and forth to dr appts here in california. No response thus far from WC Insurance since retaining a lawyer. So how can I afford travel 1500 miles one way? I certainly cannot drive it either related to pain and driving restrictions. So am I destined to be living on the streets in California with my dog and my teenage son?
RE: Need ER can I go on workman's comp - Bernie57 - 07-10-2009 12:03 AM
]Working ovn's leaves a lot of strange daytime TV. But I swear I used to watch a lot of small claims for courts that deallt with apartment safety issues and monies. You are smack in the middle of SUE ME
city. Legal aid funds the lawyers. Could it really hurt? If worse comes to worse try and find a roommate that already has an apt and is in dire need of money. I had a very small 2 bedroom on Whilshire Blvd. Ended up with 3 roommates just to cover the $900.00 monthly rent. We helped each other, Wow what a conscept(sp). Bernie
RE: Need ER can I go on workman's comp - hollywoodyed - 07-12-2009 09:52 AM
Get this: Yesterday I was over to the apt that I have been out of since 6/18/09 and entered as there was no-longer a sign on the door stating not to enter. I needed some items from the apartment so I entered and wanted to see the progress. I took pictures and it is not ready to be moved back into yet that is for sure. The carpet has not yet been replaced, the walls are not fully painted, the plumbing is undone under the sink and all my things are in piles .
That said imagine the surprise I got when I noticed this stapled paper lying on the counter with a big my apt # written in black marker. After closer examination it looked like a typed letter, so I opened it. It is dated 07/08/09 and is a Notice to pay rent or quit. It states 3 days from the date of that letter. Well since I have not been in the apartment to live since 6/18/09 due to the water and asbestos damage caused by someone other than me from the apartments above and I have not even physically been in the apartment since June 27th when I retrieved a few items when would I have gotten this notice? Secondly I personally spoke to the apt mgr in her office on July 2, 2009 at which time she said that I would have at least two weeks to see what may come of my work comp case benefits and see what the status of my apt would be at that time, then we could discuss payment arrangements if needed. And seeing that my apt has been uninhabitable since 6/18/09 and is currently not ready I do not understand why I was issued this notice actually I accidentally found it because I needed some toilet paper from my apartment otherwise the notice would still be lying on that counter. But at any rate this notice should not have been served because I am displaced from my original apartment because it is uninhabitable. Plus I was paid through June 30th for the Apt and I have not had use of that apt since 6/18/09.
All this because of delay of benefits by the WC Insurance and the tenants above me possibly or the buildings plumbing I am not sure what caused the severe water damage which then also led to asbestos issues. I emailed to the legal aid site for my area and will follow up on tomorrow to see if I have some rights here that won't cost me to get advice on. One lawyer on the landlord/tenant site emailed me back and said "I do not give out advice in emails and if you want to make an appt my consultation fee is $50.00" so the story continues. I wish my work comp lawyer could help but he just deals with work comp issues and so far I am not impressed with that either.
Any other advice from the forum before they actually do boot me to the street and I will not have access to the internet? I really do not have the energy and strength to keep doing this, it does not help my pain out either.
RE: Need ER can I go on workman's comp - hollywoodyed - 07-12-2009 02:56 PM
I suppose my post is too long and nobody wants to read it as I am getting little to no responses now. So as I will soon be cut off from the internet, I just wanted to say thank you for those who have responded and yes Jayne even laughed at me for thinking 7weeks now more like 10 weeks since injury was a long time. I don't how many of you have managed it for it has taken its toll on me and then to have my apt issue thrown in on top of it is truly almost unbearable. Who knew that in May of 2009 my life would be destroyed and credibility ruined. Thank you Workman's Comp Insurance Claims Adjuster (Not)
RE: Need ER can I go on workman's comp - jayne - 07-12-2009 03:04 PM
I am sorry we were not able to help...when we as injured workers have enough dollars to buy legislaters like the ICs do we will be treated better till then we lose it all and nasty little adjusters laugh all the way home with their paychecks they made off denying us ours...or the right medical care to go back to work....dont get me wrong there are some good adjusters out there.....we just hear about the bad ones