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George Ellis Corson IV

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  • Will child support take money from my ex lump sum payment for a settlement he settled with workers comp and his ex employer ? CA

    My ex settled with his ex employer and workers comp and is getting a lump sum settlement, he showed me the paper work. He owes me 7 grand in back pay. Will child support deduct the money he owes ? I was told by him they are not. Also heard other ...

    George’s Answer

    If the settlement was already approved, the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board can no longer assist you. The Dept of Child Support could have placed a lien against the pending litigation prior to Approval, but only for liability which accrued between the injury date and settlement date. All or some of his settlement would have been taken to reduce or eliminate the debt.

    The CS liability has not been extinguished. The Dept of Chold Support could still freeze/seize the funds if they are dropped into a Bank. If he paid the 2% Fee at a Check Store to keep the money out of the bank, you may have to get creative.

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  • Can you file for workers comp during 1st month of employment if treated unfairly, discriminated against and have arthritis?

    In a telemarketing position was told not to work for couple of days when produced appointment leads and they hired new people to work instead and have not been given pay check or fired. I advised of my schedule to work around University classes. ...

    George’s Answer

    You typically are not entitled to WC benefits if you are merely treated unfairly, assuming that you were not beaten or chained to a pole. In 5th Grade we are taught that life is unfair, and everyone does not get to be the Eraser Monitor.

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  • Why WCAB should allow a WCALJ discriminate against an injured employee when ALJ does not follow the rules consistently?

    *ALJ did NOT wait for defendants' responses, rushed to respond to petition for reconsideration* A WC discrimination case in Jan Jose, CA was assigned to 5 ALJs within an unreasonable lengthy period of over 5 years. Parties were stranded o...

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    Pro Se (Unrepresented) Applicants typically tie up a great deal of WCAB Trial time with little actual practical or procedural progress. Any time something is decided against them, they immediately believe it is Discrimation.

    The Judge has 15 days to respond to a Reconsideration Petition, and they almost start preparing their Recommendation before the last day. If the Judge does not have an Answer by Day 8, there is an excellent chance that the Report will not rely or comment upon it. The Reconsideration Unit will see the Answer, but the Judge may not.

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  • Dear Sirs, My lawyer won a work=comp case and I was awarded on going medical. My life has been hell for several years because of

    repeated denial of treatment and non payment of approved medical treatment. What are my rights? I am 87.5 % disabled.

    George’s Answer

    I guess you could use your Obamacare, since their are no pre-existing limitations. Shift the problem to the Health Carrier, and let them work it out with the WC Insurance after you already have your drugs and epidurals.

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  • Can i get in trouble for excepting pay from my employer and workmans comp?

    workmans comp pays me twice a month my employer also pays me .....my employer knows i' m getting workmans comp is this illegal?

    George’s Answer

    WC pays you biweekly, and the type of benefit will determine whether you can receive the salary concurrently. Just ask your Adjuster if they are compatible or in conflict.

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  • Personal benifits while on workers comp

    ive been on wc for 6 months now and i just got notice from my personal heath insurance through my employer are terminated . so i contacted my employer and he said that my position was filled and im not a full time employee since i got hurt . but h...

    George’s Answer

    It depends. I agree with the esteemed Mr. Borah, and will go one step further. Health benefits are often part of an organized benefit package. Health/Retirement benefits are typically controlled by ERISA laws, and the Federal ERISA laws often preempt the CA WC laws. If you actually ARE terminated, that is a stronger CA case.

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  • While on a medical leave and pending workcomp claim, management is spreading rumors that I am a malingerer, what can be done?

    I have had extensive work up done, MRI's and CT scans and other testing that show I have a serious illness. What can I do to reclaim my reputation? For years I have been harassed and called a malingerer despite providing medical proof that I have ...

    George’s Answer

    Truth is an absolute defense to Slander. Before you spend a lot of time and money, decide whether ignoring them may be a valid plan. You might have as difficult time as your Employer proving a case. The line between malingering/exaggerating is pretty thin, and opinion is not usually actionable. In addition, one video of you defying work restrictions could put you on the defensive.

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  • What type of problem should I expect? should I explain to my adjuster why I did what I did?

    I went to the clinic they sent me for a back injury. 2 months later they said they were going to send an approval to see a spine specialist. It was never done because I asked the front desk person. a week later I made an appointment with a doct...

    George’s Answer

    Death. Just kidding. Worst case, the doctor will get paid 20% of his total bill rather than 80%. It is highly unlikely that there will be any Blow-Back to you. Just don't do it again, because TECHNICALLY the Non-MPN bill could become your responsibility to the Doctor if the Insurance shuts him down on recovery.

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  • My comp case was settled, but medical was left open, over 3 years ago. can I now settle future medical ?

    Work Comp case was settled, over 3 years ago, but medical was left open. I do see a doctor every month and receive medication . Work Comp has been paying for everything. Is it possible to receive a lump sum for future medical. so I can take thing ...

    George’s Answer

    You can typically settle your FM, but you will have to give the Carrier a discount. Unless you settle for about 20% of the value, there is no real incentive for them to front-load a large sum of money.

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  • I'm looking for a Workers Compensation attorney to represent me. All contacted do not reply! I'm in northern NJ. Need help ASAP!

    The statute for me expires February 1st. of 2014. I was a firefighter for 25 years and the damage to my knees sustained during my career forced me to retire. Since Feb. 2009 I have had four surgeries, along with cortizone and synvisc injections. ...

    George’s Answer

    The AVVO site has a number of WC Attorneys in your area. I am sure that you will have better luck next week, but keep trying.

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