My employers insurance denied my WC claim, I was send to see a QME examination and the results show that my injury was due to my work and employer. I now receive a note from the
WCAB about an application for adjudication of claim has been field with Workers Compensation Appeals Board for my claim injury.
The Notice of Application has the ADJ (court) number so you, the Carrier and the Attorneys know the number. Since your injury was Denied, your Attorney may have filed the Application. If you do not have an Attorney, the Carrier probably filed it. If the Carrier did it, there is a statute that makes them pay your Attorney fee if you later get one.
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There is a phone number on the notice of application. You should call it and discuss your case with an information and assistance (I&A) officer at the court if you have questions. Or you could ask your attorney assuming you have or get one.
I agree with Mr. Corson and Mr. Cunningham.
Some one has filed a claim for you with the Workers' Comensation Appeals Board, the court system for workers' comp. If it was the insurance company, then if you get an attorney, they have to pay your attorney fees above and beyond what they would normally pay you. This means you get your attorney for free...always a good thing. It makes it a no brainer....get an attorney! Especially since your case was denied.
There are some great workers' comp attorneys on the central coast. Find a good one here at www.avvo.com or at www.caaa.org. CAAA is the association for attorneys here in California who represent injured workers. Or you can call me for a referral. Good luck.
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