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P&S with restrictions but no disability rating. What?
#31
(06-18-2016, 08:18 PM)1 Hurt nurse Wrote: I missed the call from the specialist I contacted but will call him again on Monday.
In the meantime I'm wondering about my Supplemental Job Displacement Voucher. On one page from the insurance carrier it's says I don't qualify for the voucher because I didn't have any permanent disability but I received one for $6000. There is also mention of a Return to Work Supplement which needs to be applied for within a year. However when I try to look that information up it says I need an ADJ number. When I try to look that up it says I don't have one. Can someone help me decipher this?
Thanks

http://www.workerscompensation.com/forum...#pid162335

On top of the $6,000. voucher you now qualify for a $5,000. voucher/check that can be used for whatever you want. There is info above how to apply or you can go down to your local WCAB
to apply.

These vouchers are a replacement for your employer not allowing you back to work. I suggest waiting on these until you hire an attorney (unless you do not want to return to former employer) however I do not know if your new attorney would advise anything different.

In the above you mentioned Boxer firm, you should be able to request a certain attorney but I am not certain. Whomever you choose I recommend googling them and their reviews before hiring them.

Good luck to you hurt nurse.
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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#32
Hi all,
Just got my QME panel list and my lawyer isn't familiar with any of them because they are chiropractors *sigh*.
Has anyone in Northern California had any experience with Dr H, Dr W or Dr D.
I am planning to look up Yelp reviews and google them but  appreciate any help!
Cheers!
Hurt nurse
 
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#33
check out their license info here
http://www.chiro.ca.gov/
Hammer seems to have been at one location since 77
looks like Dumbadse moved up from so cal awhile ago
Willat has had/still has a number of offices locations during his long practice
check carriers MPN lists to see their insurance affiliations:
http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/MPN/ListApprovedMPN_Alpha.pdf
also ask your current doctors.
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#34
(07-12-2016, 02:36 PM)1 Hurt nurse Wrote: Hi all,
Just got my QME panel list and my lawyer isn't familiar with any of them because they are chiropractors *sigh*.
Has anyone in Northern California had any experience with Ronald Hammer, David Willat or Christina Dumbadse (yes, as far as I know that's her real name! Ha)
I am planning to look up Yelp reviews and google them but  appreciate any help!
Cheers!
Hurt nurse
Doing my own google search I would pick Christina Dumbadse due to her Yelp reviews.


Did you get a chance to find out if you qualify for the additional $5,000. check? They have koisk at every WCAB where you are supposed to be able to get this after you receive the $6,000. voucher.
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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#35
Thank you!
 
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#36
(07-14-2016, 12:06 AM)1 Hurt nurse Wrote: Thank you!

You are welcome. Google searching can be helpful but the best is still getting advice from your attorney. Not everything comes up on the internet. These 3 QME's had very little info to view.
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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#37
Thanks! I spoke with all three and feel good about Dr D. My attorney was no help at all so I went with my gut. I'll let you know how it works out.
 
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#38
Also, I am sending my voucher to see if I qualify for the additional $5000. My adjuster said it was part of the $6000 supplement but I believe he is mistaken. Again.
 
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#39
(07-15-2016, 03:48 PM)1 Hurt nurse Wrote: Also, I am sending my voucher to see if I qualify for the additional $5000. My adjuster said it was part of the $6000 supplement but I believe he is mistaken. Again.

http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/sjdb/SJDB_FAQ.html

The above has the rules on the vouchers and how to apply. You can also ask your attorney about the additional voucher and his opinion f you qualify. From what I have read once you receive the first voucher you can go down to the WCAB to the koisk and apply there for the additional $5,000. that can be used for anything. I recommend reading through the link above because it states some of the first voucher can be used for a computer, and a certain amount I think around $500. can be used for miscellaneous. You can use these vouchers at any state or city college however some injured workers have had some issues with colleges taking them, and in this case the attorney recommend turning in receipts to the claims adjuster for reimbursement. There is a time limit to use these vouchers...I think 2 years but I am not sure.

I would be careful contacting PQME doctors directly, it is against the rules and the defense can move to strike the panel. I understand as an injured worker you were not aware, but your attorney should have advised you (IMO). I would give your attorney the info on the doctor you picked so he can send in a list of records etc to the PQME, however he has to notify the defense 20 days in advance of what he is sending and so does the defense. Again, neither side is supposed to have contact with the QME doctor directly, including the injured worker (except on the day of your exam). Your attorney and defense can however contact the office to schedule appointments etc but should not talk to the PQME directly.

I hope everything works out for you, and best of luck with the QME.
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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#40
Hello! I'm back! QME was very favorable. Declared not P&S but TTD until I receive more treatment and have a re-eval. However my employer does not want to pay TTD because I gave my two weeks notice just before P&S was declared. QME stated in report that I resigned because of pain caused by the modified duty work and because my manager wasn't following the strict schedule limitation recommendations of my doctor. Haven't been able to contact the attorney I had been speaking to before so have some questions. One, I qualified for and am currently receiving disability payments. Is it worth it to fight for the TTD and what happens to my disability payments if I also somehow do get the TTD. Two, the doctor I want to see for the treatment recommended by my QME is licensed in the US but located in another country. How would that factor into anything related to SDI payments or workers comp? Workers comp wants to make that physician my primary treating physician but I haven't told them his address yet. Three, Does it matter where I live if I'm receiving disability? Is there a time limit? Thanks!
 
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