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Nancy J. Wallace

Nancy J. Wallace

Real Workers Comp Help: Nancy Wallace, Attorney at Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • California
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Nancy has more than 30 years of experience in workers comp in the Inland Empire, starting as a law clerk defending Comp Insurance Companies, watching insurance companies refuse help people seriously hurt at work. In 1994, she left defense to represent only injured workers. Nancy knows what it is to be injured and trying to work and support a family. In the Inland Empire 30 years, Nancy knows which physicians and facilities truly help injured workers (and which ones just give lip service but no help). Nancy answers questions for workers throughout the state on,, and on her website:

Practice Area
    Workers' Compensation
Video Conferencing
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  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    YOU don't ever write me a check; the Judge orders the insurer to pay me after I help you get paid on your claim.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Workers Comp fees are just 15%, NOT 40% like personal injury attorneys. NO FEE IS PAID UNTIL YOUR CLAIM CLOSES. [You never pay the fee directly...the insurer pays a part of your award to the attorney, per the judge's order.]
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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  • Spanish: Written
  • Tagalog: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Nancy Wallace, Attorney at Law
- Current
Represented Injured Workers and Physicians and Diagnostic Facilities before the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
Judge Pro Tem, Small Claims Court
County of San Bernardino Superior Court
Small Claims Court matters
Kegel Tobin & Truce
Defended Travelers, School Districts in Workers' Compensation actions across Calif.
Mark & Bolson
Workers' Compensation defense for The Hartford, Farmers, County of Riverside, County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino City School District.
Parker & Dally
Workers Compensation Defense PLUS Estate Planning
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
J.D. | Law
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Criminal Procedure; Editor, The Dictum (Student newspaper); Honors Moot Court
Activities: Women's Law Association; Latino Student Bar Assoc.
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Three Best Rated San BErnardino Employment Lawyers
Honored as one of the best 3 Employment Law attorneys in the San Bernardino Valley.
Top Contributor Award
Found to be a Top Contributor by peers on Avvo for outstanding answers to Workers Compensation questions
Client's Choice Award
Clients' Favorite Workers Compensation attorney for 2012
Professional Associations
San Bernardino County Bar Association
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Lawyers of Distinction
- Current
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Calif. Applicants' Attorneys assoc.
- Current
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American Bar Assoc.
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Activities: Law Day
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Speaking Engagements
Workers Comp: Welcome to Outer Space, Law Day, Anaheim
Handel on the Law
A talk on the new regulations for securing medications and treatment under the current workers comp laws, and why adjusters get to deny medication and doctor visits and how to fix that.
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
340 Questions Answered
Q. Is it legal for an insurance company to stop paying benefits without medical validation by challenging their own doctor?
A: NO! The Labor Code DOES NOT permit the Adjuster to stop TTD payments just because she thinks you aren't totally disabled any longer. SOLUTION: (1) apply for State Disability Insurance -- SDI -- at immediately, as it takes at least 10 days. EDD will want to see the copy of the letter stopping TTD payments. (2) File a DOR for an Expedited Trial for an order to resume (and pay overdue) TTD. PROBLEM: if you don't know how to file a DOR properly or where or how to file, you'll need an attorney ASAP. This is attorney should be a REAL attorney, not a 'legal assistant' or a 'hearing rep', because you'll need the Attorney til also FILE A PETITION FOR SANCTIONS AND PENALTIES FOR TACTICS TO DELAY AND HARASS. 'hearing reps' aren't expert at those. So when you are interviewing attorneys, insist on a sample PETITION FOR SANCTIONS AND PENALTIES to be emailed or texted...if its a secretary practicing law without a license, she won't have one to send.
Q. In June of last year my attorney filed my claim for workers comp, I thought, she has been after the wrong ins. Now what?
A: You are free to get a new attorney at ANY time. It sounds like there is no actual attorney at the group you had, just an 'assistant'. If the claim were mailed to the employer, the employer would have forwarded it to their CORRECT Insurer; so it appears the claim wasn't properly sent to the employer either. If you picked a firm that can't find the employer and can't find the insurer for over a year while you are reporting that you are homeless as a result, it's time for a new firm.
Q. My present Lawyer on my Worker Comp Case keep Neglecting to write down my Diagnosis of Cervical Myelopathy on all his Re
A: If you're in Charlotte North Carolina, that state has entire different regulations for Workers Comp ratings. You've asked your question about CALIFORNIA Labor Code rules and regulations. In california, it makes NO DIFFERENCE if your lawyer writes 'Myelopathy' or Impingement or Disc Disease. Ratings are NOT dependent on a phrase. Ratings are the result of the examining physician finding you have WHOLE PERSON IMPAIRMENT in the Spine. Whether the impairment is from 'myelopathy' (a generic term for damage, non-specific) or from a failed surgery or from nerve-root impingement, it gets the same finding when the physician finds the physical evidence on the MRI/CT and the impact on activities of daily living. The judge can only look at two findings: that of the QME and that of the Primary Treating PHysician. If you disagree with the one that the attorney is basing the settlement proposal, TELL THE ATTORNEY YOU NEED A DIFFERENT REPORT with a much higher Whole Person Impairment. If both the QME and the Treating PHysician have already reported, it's too late. You cannot unring the bell. You can go through the reports with your attorney to see if there are oversights and errors. But doctors very rarely change their mind at a deposition and never change their mind just because the injured worker isn't happy with the amount of settlement money. If your attorney won't go through the two reports with you and show you what the judge would award at trial, MAKE THAT APPOINTMENT or go get an attorney who will do that.
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Grand Terrace Professional Plaza
22365 Barton Road Suite 202
Grand Terrace, CA 92313
Telephone: (909) 381-2771
Fax: (909) 381-2791
Monday: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday: 12 PM - 4 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Weekends and evenings by appointment. Telephone conferences 7 days/week. First consult is free.
San Bernardino Mountains
PO Bx 2389
Lake Gregory, CA 92325
Telephone: (909) 381-2771
Fax: (909) 381-2791
Monday: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Today)
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Friday: 4:30 PM - 8 PM
Saturday: 4:30 PM - 7 PM
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Weekends and evenings by appointment. I can meet you at Higher Grounds Coffee in Crestline, and Starbucks inside Jensens in Blue jay. Your first consultation is free.
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