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I am a Certified Legal specialist in California workers' compensation. I have an office in Point Arena California.
- Workers' Compensation
- Free Consultation
The WCAB does not allow attorneys practicing workers compensation to bill clients directly and all attorney fees must be approved by the court. In sum, the applicant has no exposure to pay attorney fees absent an award from the court.
- Contingent Fees
On occasion I will prosecute a 132a discrimination claim and may request a contingency fee relating to any recovery.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- 9th Circuit
- English: Spoken, Written
- San Francisco State Unv
- Undergraduate Degree
- William Howard Taft Univ
- Law Degree
- California Applicant Attorney Association
- - Current
- Activities: Case law updates and MCLE
- California State Bar # 206784
- - Current
- Certified Legal Specialist Workers Compensation
- California Board of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
- Law Office of Ronald G. Mahurin
93 Questions Answered
- Q. what if your attorney doesnt attend dismissal hearings
- A: If you are dismissing your attorney, why would the attorney attend?
- Q. Workers compensation Insurance agent didn't send Rfa thru ur?
- A: I disagree with the other attorney in that adjusters can do what they want, subject to penalties for failure to perform their duties. The question cannot be answered without knowing the relationship between the PTP and the secondary PTP, or how you got to a secondary PTP. If secondary PTP sends request to primary treating physician who supports request, then your position is strong. At this point you need to go to court.
- Q. I just closed my work comp case last year, but symptoms are back, new job and it's hard to work, what should I do?
- A: 1) who told you there was nothing significant? If you settled by Compromise & Release, then you are out of luck. Most likely any new proceedings will apportion your problems to the old injury. If you settled by Stipulations with an open medical award, you can reopen the case within five years of the date of injury, so reopen!
- Q. if the deposition of a doctor in a work comp case is taken, is the applicant party entitled to a free copy of transcript
- A: If there is no attorney, yes, but you may have ask the defense attorney for a copy. If there is an attorney, then no. You should ask your attorney for a copy. However, in some instances the doctor will specify that the applicant not be given a copy. This happens in psyche cases wherein the doctor believes that reading the report will cause more harm.
- Q. If personal injury settles before workers comp and a credit is issued... Is credit applied to disability settlement?
- A: The credit applies for any costs or benefits the carrier is required to pay in the WC case. Yes, you can dispute the credit.
- Q. Can I dismiss my ptp on grounds lc 9786 for reports that don't conform to the law?
- A: You can change treating physicians without cause at any time by requesting a transfer within the MPN.
- Q. Do I need to submit my proposed argument to the judge beforehand and turn into the court for wc status conference?
- A: For problems with medical treatment you should file for an Expedited hearing. It is faster. Make sure you have all the discovery as defendants probably have some Utilization Reviews denying your treatment, so make a discovery demand as well.
- Q. Do I have a workers comp case against my school district? Also do I have a medical malpractice case against my surgeon?
- A: Medical Malpractice is not WC, so you need a different forum. Probably not malpractice for failure to say why you are in pain. As for workers comp, you can always file a claim. For psyche cases you must meet the 50% threshold. In your case you have waited 6 months to file, and this case you have MS, so I think you will have difficulty. In other words, it will be a long drawn out litigation and you won't see any benefits for some time. Best you lawyer up.
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