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Interpreters, Attorneys Voice Concerns with proposed Fee Schedule

  • State: California
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A draft interpreter fee schedule the California Division of Workers' Compensation posted for pub…

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Anonymous Nov 3, 2016 a 7:58 am PDT


Anonymous Nov 3, 2016 a 7:58 am PDT

The efficiencies of ones business should not be the basis of how they are paid. Aren't these the same business practices by DA's ? Perhaps there should be less court appearances to reduce payments to interpreters. Oh, that would also reduce atforney's fees what a dilemma.

WILLIAM YATTAW Nov 3, 2016 a 7:58 am PDT

Possibly if the interpreters would not send such outrageous bills, and simply accept the fee schedule as it is, there would have not been any reason for all of this. Now maybe you'll have to follow the IBR process just like everyone else; if you're not happy with how you have been paid.

Mullen & Filippi San Jos Nov 3, 2016 a 7:58 am PDT

Concerned is operating under a misapprehension. Workers comp defense attorneys do NOT bill a full session for each case they appear on, where they are handling multiple files. They prorate their charges--at least all defense attorneys I know do. In fact, the practice you describe did get one firm into serious legal difficulty, resulting in criminal charges and the dismemberment of the firm a couple decades ago, for engaging in this practice which some interpreters routinely do. It is not honest. My practice has been to require the interpreters to attest under penalty of perjury that they were not working on and billing for other interpreter services during a period for which they're demanding payment from my client.

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