Its me again. Anyways just a heads up regarding workmans comp. If you are looking to have a decent supplement income by the way of your injury at work, this is not the place to go. Large corporations are in fact in control of the workmans comp system. They're only goal is to obtain security with their assets which by far also protects these corporations from legal law suits for personal injuries in the circular judicial system. These huge multi billion corporations are thee largest lobbyist in the country, they do not pay federal taxes, and own the workmans comp insurance providers. All the doctor UL review doctors are in fact hired by the workmans comp insurance provider. These corporations use the work force (laborers) to continue to fund and line their pockets, you get injured they get paid its that simple. The only way you can receive a decent settlement is if your case falls under the guzman I forget the other name act. This also isn't a guarantee either here is why. If your insurance carrier is owned by one of the large corporations and your QME puts you under that act, when you are found parmenate and stationary and fall under this critiria the company will in fact not settle and look further for loop holes against you to change that status. They will require other speacialists, they will do another deposition with the QME which they agreed on ect. I know I'm dealing with it right now. This is where I've noticed changes with my attorney. Lets say they give you a number of x amount of dollars, it will be near 100K for temporary payments until case is settled, what wait a minute I'm found permanate and stationary lets settle, no its not going to happen just yet. They are very successful in doing so. Your attorney isn't even getting a dime of that money. The insurance company also will break it down into x amount of weekly payments. The goal then is to presure the QME into second guessing once that is done theres a new discovery. Which now gives a doubt in his findings. Then they will deny this and that because remember if you have a condition caused by your injury and do not receive treatment for a length of time, guess what that state panel will say otherwise. Now lets say its not under the guzman act. Lets say on the base scale which they always use the low ball which you will never sit in the chambers while your attorney and theirs is discussing your settlement ( you'll never know the original amount) because the system has you believing your representation has your best of interest, no their only interest is if the 15% is greater in that chamber, they get theirs plus the difference you never heard about.So now that 100k turns into 50k your walk away with 35k and your attorney walks away with 65K. What ever that temporary amount is is the set amount for the attorney not you, if its double because of the guzman act you'll never see the actual amount ever. They will also convince you that because you agreed to the QME and they stated there is nothing more medically that can be done, you also walk away without any medical care, which your attorney will remind you that is you take the medical your settlement is even lower, they get the same either way. On average a trial attorney, malpratice, divorce ect makes $250-$350 a hr. So lets say ( they got you at you don't pay until you settle) which also you never get to settle anything your representation does, so your in the system for 5years their settlement offer is 50k because thats the best you can get your told, do you honestly believe your attorney only received 15% of that? You only get in California 104 weeks of TTD, if you are in for 5yrs thats 3yrs of nothing. Is 50k 1/3 of your wages you didn't have for the previous 3yrs? Also depending on your age, a workmans comp claim is like having a felony you are a risk, smaller corporations who are chocked with insurance costs will they hire a liability? Secondly that company you worked for has a right to fire clause, and since you were not making them money those past 5yrs you are just a number. Heres the deal a few things you can do. Tell your attorney you have to be present at the time the settlement is made, also ask your attorney for a copies of your file before you settle. If you survived 5yrs on peanuts, take full medical regardless of what is offered, heres why the reason they say your settlement is lower if you take medical because medical costs are not cheap. Also make sure you have them put in writting of your settlement non denial non UL review. If you don't the moment you go to the doctors for treatment and it will go through UL review they will deny treatment and make you wait 1yr for it to be reviewed again. WC is not designed for the injured employee its designed for the corporations that fund the political system and their assets, which you are not a part of......