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Lawsuit: DWC Refusing to Follow Regulations by Delaying Appointments

  • State: California
  • Topic: Top
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The Division of Workers' Compensation has engaged in underground rulemaking with regard to …

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Tom Martin Feb 25, 2020 a 5:02 am PST

Meanwhile, the injured worker waits for the treatment sought, the employer waits for the employee to return to
work, and frictional costs continue to rise. Reform is long overdue.

Robert McLaughlin Feb 27, 2020 a 10:07 am PST

This is the doing of an Acting AD who is there for the insurance industry and not the system as a whole.
I spoke about this process back in January, 2013 and took up the Parrent case on this. I knew the insurance industry was scared of this right injured workers have when so many carrier's reps came up to me asking if I was taking it up on a Writ. I did but it was never granted.
The employee has the right to disagree in an unfettered manner per statute and regs unless the AD thwarts the process on behalf of the insurance industry.
This was also a right granted to employees by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in SB 899. As I recall at the time while explaining this right the then Governor told a story about himself and how he disagreed with doctors on the treatment he was being proposed and he obtained a second and third opinion and that is what he wanted for workers. They have it in SB 899, unless the AD denies it.

Robin Schwebs Feb 25, 2020 a 11:02 am PST

Are the IMR reports really written by nurses????

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