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Timmons, Owen, Jansen & Tichy Inc. have been offering exceptional personal injury, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death legal services for over 35 years. We can get you the compensation you deserve and back to living your life.
What do you do when you are involved in an automobile accident that is not your fault and the insurance company for the person who hit you is calling? You need an attorney. The insurance company for the guy who hit you is not calling to ask how much your check should be. The insurance […]
As a Past-President of a local Chamber of Commerce, I often have heard employers say: “Employees want a paycheck but they don’t want to work. Injured workers abuse the system as much as they can, taking advantage of loopholes to get Workers’ Comp benefits. The California Workers’ Compensation system is skewed too far in favor […]
The 51-year old warehouse employee was riding his bicycle home from work on a sunlit summer afternoon when he was run over by a pickup truck that ran a red traffic light. The 51 year-old worker was riding his trusty old Raleigh three-speed in a cross-walk on a green light, as he did five […]
QUALIFIED MEDICAL EVALUATOR: Often a workers’ compensation adjuster will request a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) to provide a final expert medical report. A QME is supposed to be unbiased. We always recommend an injured worker seek legal counsel before getting involved in the QME process as some medical reports do not feel unbiased for the […]
There it is again: “12 year-old female seen in clinic today. …On freeway going 45-50 mph when struck from behind….No airbags deployed and no windows broken. Pt (patient) felt her head thrown forward and backward bouncing off the headrest.” The Emergency Department chart goes on to say patient felt headache, nausea, pain in neck, shoulders […]
Workers’ comp patients are entitled to medical treatment for their on the job injuries according to the California State Constitution and Labor Code. But why are Injured Workers treated like second class citizens when it comes to getting medical treatment that their doctors recommend? Legislative changes in 2012 (SB 863) took away Injured Workers’ rights […]
Some personal injury attorneys foolishly advertise that any victim of a car accident should consult with them so they can send the injured motorist to the attorney’s doctors. Our law firm does not have “our” doctors. We do not practice law in that manner. The following is one reason why. A case was tried in […]
Independent Medical Review is the appeal process in workers’ compensation for Utilization Review denials of medical treatment. The IMR appeal goes to an anonymous state assigned doctor who issues a binding, non-appealable decision. Labor Code § 4610.6(d) states that the decision shall be made within 30 days within receipt of the supporting documents. The purpose […]
“I think your clients should pay better attention to what they are doing and they wouldn’t get hurt,” Grandma said in a fit of defense attribution. This is not an uncommon attitude that plaintiff’s personal injury attorneys find everywhere, even in usually supportive grandmas. “Yes, yes,” I responded to her to engage her to listen […]
DIR Issues Notice of Public Hearing on April 15, 2016 for Proposed Modification to Return-to-Work Supplement Program There are timelines associated with obtaining the Return-to-Work Supplement Program (RTWSP) check of $5,000. At this time an application for the Return-to-Work Supplement (RTWS) must be received by the Return-to-Work Supplement Program within one year from the date […]
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