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Brett A. Borah

Brett Borah’s Answers

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  • Crook and crooked lawyer

    My daughter hired this attorney for a work injury case a serious one at that waiting three years on this case so I had her hire a new attorney cause this one was taking to long so her new lawyer requested her file and the old lawyer claims he ain...

    Brett’s Answer

    Well, that's quite a sentence!

    No insurance company is going to make any payment unless Ordered to do so by the court. Any settlement paper work is on file with the court. You can go to the court and look up your daughter's case and see if there is anything on file and get copies.

    I don't know why it took your daughter 3 years before she got back to the attorney to find out what was happening.

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  • Can my apartment manager expose personal information to my co worker?

    Today I was told by my co worker that my apartment manager had asked him if he ever sees me, that they have been trying to get a hold of me. They told him that it was very important because I owe 3,000 I don't know of what if I pay my rent every m...

    Brett’s Answer

    Workers' compensation is for on the job injuries. This doesn't sound like an on the job injury. I agree with the advice given by my colleagues.

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  • "On a automatic reassignment of ALJ if WCAB denys are you forever barred from asking for another judge?" Workers Compensation

    I was informed that I was forever barred from asking for another judge once the board has denied petition. This was at a MSC hearing not a "trial" they are trying to keep me from getting to trial, and doing procedural violation and PJ is letting i...

    Brett’s Answer

    Mr. Corson has given you a very comprehensive answer. I don't think there's much to add except to suggest you get a lawyer. A lawyer will know how to put a stop to the game playing. Find a top rated lawyer in Long Beach by using the "Find a Lawyer" tab at the top of this page.

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  • I would like to know if the indemnity being offered to me by the insurance is fair.

    I have neck, upper ext and back cumulative injuries which started back in 2012. But the documents only included neck and upper ext at 17% permanent disability and is being offered $230/week sent to me late last year. No indication of until when ...

    Brett’s Answer

    Valuing a case is as much art as science. You don't give us enough of either the art or the science to give much of an answer. You really need to sit down, face to face, with a good WC lawyer who can go through the medical reports, the benefits printout, discuss what your priorities are, etc. Why not use the "Find a Lawyer"tab at the top of this page to find a top rated WC lawyer in S.D. And get a FREE consult.

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  • I was injured at work and then put in the perfect workers compensation system in August 2013.

    I have collected benefits of temporary disability for most of 2 years from the insurance. I saw a QME in January 2015. Sometime after the QME report my work comp benefits were reduced to $230/week. I was then told by my attorney to seek State disa...

    Brett’s Answer

    Going to a QME is a HUGE step in your case. How did you pick your QME? He is the single biggest piece of the puzzle in determining how your case resolves and for how much! You REALLY need to use the "Find a Lawyer" tab at the top of this page to get a FREE consult with a top rated WC lawyer in S.D. Don't go to that QME until you meet with a lawyer!

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  • Is it legal

    Can an employer file a workers comp claim on the behalf of the employee after the employee has refused to file himself to pursue other legal options?

    Brett’s Answer

    That would be unusual but I suppose it could be. I've never seen it happen.

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  • CA Disability filing question...Which practitioner to use?

    I'm a private tennis coach, 52, and was injured in an auto collision- I have an orthopedist, a neurologist, and a chiropractor. I also subsequently had a plantar fascia tear that developed into a bad case of plantar fasciitis which leaves me debil...

    Brett’s Answer

    As I read your question, this is not about a work related injury but about a non work related car accident. You want to know what doctor to list on the state disability form. This is outside of our area of expertise. Why not list all three? If you can only use one, which one do you consider your primary treater? Which one do you think will be most favorable to you?

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  • Worker compensation surgery and home health care workers

    Does there need to be a very extensive surgery in order to get a home health worker after surgery?

    Brett’s Answer

    There needs to be a prescription from the surgeon indicating the need and an explanation as to why the need.

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  • Is 9% PPD fair?

    I was i jure at work, while transferring an adult with disabilities. I was not given a gait belt to do the transfer properly. I ended up with partial tear in rotator cuff, and an impingement. (August 2015). I went through therapy, and 2 rounds o...

    Brett’s Answer

    9% sounds low to me, too. I recommend you use the "Find a Lawyer" tab and the drop of this page to find a top rated WC lawyer near you and get a FREE consult.

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  • What should I do?

    I was recently hospitalized with CHF and CKD, I am positive that it was caused by the lack of proper PPE provided by my employer. I have material stating what PPE is requires and I don't have any of it. I paint missile launchers for a privately...

    Brett’s Answer

    I have no idea what CHF, CKD & PPE are but.....You generally cannot sue your employer for on the job injuries. Your sole remedy against your employer is workres' comp. Maybe you're thinking about some third party you want to sue in personal injury?

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