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P&S with restrictions but no disability rating. What?
#11
Sorry for the typos and repeats, posting from my phone. Right now I feel like I'm disqualified from SDI because it was a work injury, workers comp because I'm P&S and unemployment because of all my restrictions. Really feel like I just got kicked to the curb. Am I missing anything? The voucher will be helpful but won't pay any bills. I guess my next plan is to try for unemployment tomorrow and consult a lawyer. I like the chiropractic QME option but feel like I need professional counsel to help me choose what's best. I'm a single mom and am now out of the only career I've ever known. Trying to stay positive but I'm scared.
 
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#12
Unless you are totally disabled I think you'll qualify for unemployment.
It,s the lack of recent quarters you paid into that stops most comp eligibility.
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........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
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#13
Hi nurse,

As others have mentioned you may being taken advantage of. I agree with this and also agree that you should change ptp, get a good attorney they are out there just have lo search hard. I would dispute the P&s report and file a qme. Hopefully you'll receive a decient qme with a rating. It appears that they prematurely P&s you. Good luck also I am from ca and know how difficult the comp system is. But if you don't advocate for you no one will.
 
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#14
(06-07-2016, 11:28 PM)1 Hurt nurse Wrote: Sorry for the typos and repeats, posting from my phone. Right now I feel like I'm disqualified from SDI because it was a work injury, workers comp because I'm P&S and unemployment because of all my restrictions. Really feel like I just got kicked to the curb. Am I missing anything? The voucher will be helpful but won't pay any bills. I guess my next plan is to try for unemployment tomorrow and consult a lawyer. I like the chiropractic QME option but feel like I need professional counsel to help me choose what's best. I'm a single mom and am now out of the only career I've ever known. Trying to stay positive but I'm scared.

State disability will pay for disability off of work for work related injury, as long as the rate you are getting paid from WC is not over the amount SDI would have paid. Currently you are not receiving anything from work comp. However I was under the impression SDI stopped when a patient is P&S. I no longer see this on the SDI website. This may have been changed. I would recommend contacting them. You also need a doctor to fill out the form. From what other California injured workers have written, SDI has been lenient on the deadlines to apply in many cases. It may be worth waiting a bit until you contact a work comp attorney. I have a feeling they may want to change your treating doctor, and you new doctor may state you are not P&S (unknown).
http://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/State_D...bility.htm


I think it is a good idea that you contact an attorney, but please watch the deadline for the PQME. I would recommend googling the attorney to check reviews.

 You also may qualify for an additional voucher of $5,000. on top of the $6,000. voucher. This voucher can be used for anything. However, I recommend talking to a work comp attorney first because these vouchers are in lieu of returning to your employer. You have some time to apply for the voucher.

I did google the doctor from your report before you edited it and I am not sure if he is even qualified to opine on your injury. It also appears you may be at an industrial clinic, but I am not positive (not familiar with your area). If you meet with a work comp attorney, I recommend asking his opinion on the doctor and facility you have been treated, and if he would recommend another doctor on your MPN. If you have an MPN, I would recommend bring it with you to any appointments with attorney's as well as the e-mail from your adjuster, any other documents about your case.

Try not to worry, I think this can be worked out and agree with what the person wrote above. I will send you a private message.
I am not an attorney.Anything I write should not be considered legal advice.I am writing from my own personal experiences,which is not from any sort of legal background. You should consult with an attorney over legal issues. In California, if you cannot get an attorney you can consult with an I&A officer.
 
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#15
Thanks so much for the advice. I spoke with someone from SDI this morning and will take my paperwork to their office first thing in the morning. Apparently I was supposed to file for SDI immediately when I was injured but had no idea. In fact when I looked at the site I misunderstood and didn't think I could apply while on workers comp. Wrong. Now there will be a delay because they need info from my employer and comp but at least it's a start. I contacted a personal injury lawyer a friend recommended and am still waiting for him to call me back. I did get a list of doctors in network from my comp guy but am not able to open the attachment on my phone. I am not interested in going back to my employer after this so will hopefully qualify for the additional voucher. I really appreciate everyone's input. Difficult system to navigate.
Thanks so much, W
 
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#16
a personal injury lawyer will not likely take a work comp case as it's a specialized field of law.

many MPN lists can be accessed from the employer/carrier website.
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#17
My workers comp adjuster just told me my employer doesn't have an MPN. What does that mean? I haven't heard back from the personal injury atty so will call Jacoby and Meyer back tomorrow. They are in Southern Ca but their paralegals were nice and helped me with misc info as I went along. Unfortunately I asked most of the questions too late. Thanks
 
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#18
Nice paralegals is not a good reason to pick an atty.
Try it your way. we can only give information.....
Reminder :
........Each state has their own comp system; POST YOUR STATE to get accurate information. Use the search feature to find information from similar questions.
THANKS FOR POSTING.
 
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#19
(06-08-2016, 09:44 PM)1171 Wrote: Nice paralegals is not a good reason to pick an atty.
Try it your way. we can only give information.....

Hi 1171. I plan on googling I just feel like I'm running out of time. Are you recommending connecting with a reputable attorney before returning my PQME? I received it today but it is dated 6/6. I like the advice of choosing a choropractic specialist although I haven't seen a chiropractor for my injury. I have seen an acupuncturist and physical therapists. My primary Doctor did recommend further medical treatment which I am thankful for. Can you recommend any workers comp attorneys in California?
Thanks!
W
 
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#20
(06-08-2016, 10:39 PM)1 Hurt nurse Wrote:
(06-08-2016, 09:44 PM)1171 Wrote: Nice paralegals is not a good reason to pick an atty.
Try it your way. we can only give information.....

Hi 1171. I plan on googling I just feel like I'm running out of time. Are you recommending connecting with a reputable attorney before returning my PQME? I received it today but it is dated 6/6. I like the advice of choosing a choropractic specialist although I haven't seen a chiropractor for my injury. I have seen an acupuncturist and physical therapists. My primary Doctor did recommend further medical treatment which I am thankful for. Can you recommend any workers comp attorneys in California?
Thanks!
W

Hi I sent you a private message with some links for work comp attorney searches, and a work comp firm closer to you. Were you able to get my message and do you know how to get into your inbox?I do NOT recommend Jacoby and Meyers, or any TV attorney's. You need to find an attorney who specializes primarily in work comp. Let me know if you need more links or cannot get your private messages.

You have a deadline to not agree with your treating doctors report and request a PQME. I recommend to do this in writing.

 I wrote it may be a good idea to pick a chiropractor for your PQME  because in general chiropractors appear to be fair when they evaluate injured workers, but not always, it depends on the chiropractor. If you hire an attorney they may want to send you to a different type of specialty PQME. I do not know if chiropractor would be the best specialty as your primary treating doctor, or if your injury should be seen by a ortho surgeon. Have you been sent to an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation yet? If you hire a work comp attorney in your area, they should know what are good doctors in your area who will take work comp patients.

If you do not have an MPN this means you should be able to go to any doctor who accepts work comp injuries if you want to switch primary treating doctors.This is where a work comp attorney OR I&A officer could help you if you have difficulties finding one.

I am glad you contacted SDI.

UPDATE:



Another way to find a work comp attorney is on the CAAA website. Here is the section to find an attorney in your area.

https://www.caaa.org/index.cfm?pg=FindaLawyerDirectory
I am not an attorney.Anything I write should not be considered legal advice.I am writing from my own personal experiences,which is not from any sort of legal background. You should consult with an attorney over legal issues. In California, if you cannot get an attorney you can consult with an I&A officer.
 
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