Susan Randi Borg’s Answers

Susan Randi Borg

San Mateo Workers' Compensation Lawyer.

Contributor Level 7
  1. QME

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. George Ellis Corson IV
    2. Amanda Lynn Deering
    3. Susan Randi Borg
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the response below and would further suggest that you find a lawyer who specializes in workers compensation to assist you with this issue. You can show that a QME report is inaccurate or has a wrong history but this is complicated and would require legal representation. You can find a workers compensation specialist in your area with this website or by going to CAAA.org.

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  2. Change QME-doctor

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Nancy J Wallace
    2. George Ellis Corson IV
    3. Susan Randi Borg
    4. Eric Maxwell Overholt
    4 lawyer answers

    I would recommend that you find a lawyer in your area to discuss your situation. If the QME was inappropriate in some ways you may be able to have a judge disqualify him but this would need to be proven. If you simply don't show up for the examination you will likely be charged for the missed appointment. You should cancel the appointment with enough notice to avoid the charge and discuss with a specialist whether you have any basis to disqualify the QME. If not, you may need to attend the...

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  3. Is it legal for my employer to do this?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Nancy J Wallace
    2. Kenneth Michael Sheppard
    3. Susan Randi Borg
    4. Juan Manuel Armenta
    5. Graham Wright
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    I would suggest that you contact an attorney who specializes in employment descrimination, ADA and Fair Employment and Housing matters to determine if your employer has fulfilled its obligations to you. The workers compensation laws encourage your employer to take you back but do not require that they do so. Of course, you should also discuss your situation as a whole with a workers compensation specialist.

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  4. How can I rate my work related injury? What should I do?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Christopher John Canlas
    2. Susan Randi Borg
    3. Brett A. Borah
    4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    4 lawyer answers

    The process of a rating a permanent impairment and figuring out the ultimate permanent disability rating is complicated. The process starts with the AMA Guides and the Permanent Disability Rating Schedule but it does not end there. Recent caselaw allows rebuttal of the "classic" AMA Guides rating in certain cases. I would urge you to contact an experienced specialist in workers compensation matters and there are many excellent ones in your area. You can find an attorney on this website or...

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  5. I had surgery to repair a hernia that I got due to heavy lifting at my job. Can I sue my employer? I live in California.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. George Ellis Corson IV
    2. Amanda Lynn Deering
    3. Susan Randi Borg
    4. John Eiler Goodwin
    4 lawyer answers

    You are entitled to workers comp benefits but how much you are entitled to receive depends on the extent of your permanent disability. You should discuss this with a workers comp specialist whom you can find through this website or by going to CAAA.org.

  6. Workers' Compensation: Recently I asked a question about writing a letter to the AME asking for a reconsideration.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Nancy J Wallace
    2. Susan Randi Borg
    3. Diane Carole Hurst McNamara
    3 lawyer answers

    To use an AME you must either have an attorney or the AME was agreed upon when you did have an attorney. At this point, if you have new evidence or information that the AME did not consider you would most likely need to schedule his or her deposition. You really need an attorney for taking a doctor's deposition. If you do not have new information or information that was not presented to the doctor previously, it is unlikely that he or she will change his conclusions. If you do have...

  7. If my doctor said I can't get any better and released me from his care with permanent ristrictions.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Boyd Odell Roberts III
    2. Steven Richard Saks
    3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman
    4. Susan Randi Borg
    5. Amanda Lynn Deering
    5 lawyer answers

    The insurance company can certainly change their position based on new information. Whether their position is justified or not is a complicated analysis and I would urge you to find an attorney in your area who specializes in workers compensation to assist you in making this analysis. That professional will be in the best position to evaluate your situation and answer the legitimate concerns that you have.

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  8. I have a CA workers comp case and they are offering me a compromise and release.

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Nancy J Wallace
    2. Diane Carole Hurst McNamara
    3. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    4. Susan Randi Borg
    4 lawyer answers

    It's not clear whether there is a real 30 day time limit or not and the only way to be sure is to consult with a CA lawyer who specializes in workers compensation. Also, a compromise and release settlement is permanent and has major implications for your ability to obtain future medical care. You should be sure that you have evaluated your entire situation with a lawyer who can explain the pros and cons. You can find a CA workers compensation lawyer through this website or by going to CAAA.org.

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  9. Have a CA workers comp case and was offered a C&R. I countered and they told me they would not make another offer.

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Amanda Lynn Deering
    2. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano
    3. Susan Randi Borg
    3 lawyer answers

    I must agree with the two prior responses. An experienced attorney will help you sort through your options and make the best decision for your circumstances. The reality is they don't have to offer you more for a compromise and release and you don't have to take the offer that they made. This means that you will both be left with a case that is still continuing as it relates to your medical needs and potentially additional disability. An attorney can help you value your case so that you...

  10. WEHAVE TO HIRE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTERS FROM TIME TO TIME ON JOBS.WHY DOES OUR WORKER COMP.WANT TO CHARGE US FOR EACH WORKER?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Michael H. Gruhin
    2. Gregory J. Brewer
    3. Pamela Koslyn
    4. Kevin Francis Guyette
    5. Susan Randi Borg
    5 lawyer answers

    I don't know if there is such a form in North Carolina, but generally speaking you have more protection if your "independent contractors" are covered for workers comp. If not, they can potentially sue you for negligence if they are hurt which is a much more expensive exposure for you and your company. Sometimes a worker might be considered an independent contractor for tax and personnel purposes but not for workers compensation purposes. You should discuss this with a workers compensation...