Your attorney is letting you know that your case has been denied. This denial can be for many reasons, post-termination , AOE/COE, no medical evidence, etc... The attorney's job is to get your claim accepted by gathering evidence to support or rebut the defense claim. In regards to your question regarding a new attorney, YES you can get a new attorney, however getting a new attorney will not get your claim accepted immediately. Have a sit down with your attorney and ask him why your claim is being denied and what they are doing to get this accepted or what your options are.
In regards to your financial situation. Based on this facts you need to apply for EDD while your claim is being accepted. Good Luck!
If your case is denied by the workers' comp insurance company, if they have no liability, then they're not going to be paying you or your doctors. As Mr. Montoya suggests, you might want to be applying for State Disability to get some $$ coming in.
The next question is what is your attorney doing to reverse the denial? You need to talk to him and find out what he's doing to get this thing on the right track.
You can usually collect State Disability if you have worked in the past and any doctor finds you unable to work. They will work it out with WC Carrier at end, but EDD will only pay you for one year. You need to aim for some form of resolution before that expires.
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If you have met with your attorney and you can't get a straight answer or get him to tell you what the plan is going to be than perhaps it is time for you to get a new attorney. As stated in the previous answers there are numerous reasons for the denial of claim.
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