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Craig Stephen Wasserman

Craig Wasserman’s Answers

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  • My doctor is sending me back to work with a brace on my left knee and modified duties.

    Craig’s Answer

    If the doctor has made you MMI, but said you can do you usual and customary work, then the employer would have to take you back. If the doctor gave you work restrictions and your employer cannot accommodate them, then they can basically let you go. If you are not MMI, then if the employer does not have modified work, they have to keep you on TTD.

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  • A lawyer just told me I needed a litigation or civil litigation attorney. For an auto accident, Is that correct?

    Craig’s Answer

    Yes, all PI attorney's handle Uninsured motorist Claims. But if your prior attorney stole your Med Pay money, I would report him to the State Bar.

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  • Can I settle one of two of my workers compensation claims independently of the other?

    Craig’s Answer

    Simply put, yest you can, unless they are for the same body part. Then it would very hard to do that.

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  • I received 1 year of SDI payments after getting 2 years of workman comp payments. Do I have to pay back SDI after my settlement?

    Craig’s Answer

    If you were still TTD after after your Work comp ran out at 104 weeks paid, then your PTP kept certifying you for EDD, what you received during the year following your TTD payment running out should not have to be paid back. Although all circumstances are different, we would have to give a full review. But generally the above is true.

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  • I want to know " does my injury fall under a worker comp or disability claim?"

    Craig’s Answer

    Go back to your employer and let them know what your doctor said and inform them you want to make a claim. If you didnt hurt yourself on one specific day, your date of injury would be over a period of time, from possibly date of hire up to the date you went to the doctor.

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  • Can I be sued $10,000?

    Craig’s Answer

    You might be misinterpreting what they are telling you. You need to contact a Labor Attorney. What they might be telling you is, the Insurance Company has 90 days to Admit or Deny the claimed injury. During that period of time, the injured worker is entitled to up $10,000 in medical treatment that the insurance company must pay. Hope this clarifies your situation.

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  • If guy gets injured by a car on roadway but he is on the job working; Is he limited to workers comp or regular accident case?

    Craig’s Answer

    You have both a Personal Injury case, as well as, a workers compensation claim you can make,.

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  • MAXIMUS is a scam. I have sent two requests and both came back they could not process them due to the UR denial was not sent.

    Craig’s Answer

    Yes, it is outrageous what Federal Maximus is doing to injured workers and upholding most of the denials of treatment. I tell my clients to call your state legislature and complain about how unfair it is. Sorry can be more help on this one

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  • California worker compensation RFA's

    Craig’s Answer

    That's horrible. Bad practice. We need the RFA's and the confirmation of Faxing, as there are strict timelines for the insurance company to adhere to when treatment is requested and if they are not timely, then you could possibly be able to take your argument for treatment to Court. If it is timely, then the only appeal if treatment is denied, is the IMR process. Not in favor of injured workers.

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  • In was robbed at gunpoint. I filed a workers comp claim to seek counseling. I was fired 2 weeks later. Do I have a AT case?

    Craig’s Answer

    You definitely have a Workers Compensation case and a Labor Code 132a Violation. As the other attorney's have said above, you have other possible actions, that needs an Employment Discrimination Attorney for. Call for a free consultation, (714) 799-0543. Plus representation fees are on a contingency basis, so if we don't collect for you, you don't pay anything.

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