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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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Summary

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 Avvo.com, LawGuru.com, and on her website: www.imhurt.info.

Practice Area
  • Workers' Compensation
Fees
  • 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
California
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Federal Circuit
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Languages
  • Spanish: Written
  • Tagalog: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner
Nancy Wallace, Attorney at Law
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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
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Small Claims Court matters
Attorney
Kegel Tobin & Truce
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Defended Travelers, School Districts in Workers' Compensation actions across Calif.
Attorney
Mark & Bolson
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Workers' Compensation defense for The Hartford, Farmers, County of Riverside, County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino City School District.
Attorney
Parker & Dally
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Workers Compensation Defense PLUS Estate Planning
Education
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
J.D. | Law
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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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Awards
Three Best Rated San BErnardino Employment Lawyers
ThreeBest
Honored as one of the best 3 Employment Law attorneys in the San Bernardino Valley.
Top Contributor Award
Avvo
Found to be a Top Contributor by peers on Avvo for outstanding answers to Workers Compensation questions
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Clients' Favorite Workers Compensation attorney for 2012
Professional Associations
San Bernardino County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Lawyers of Distinction
Member
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Calif. Applicants' Attorneys assoc.
member
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American Bar Assoc.
Member
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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.
Certifications
MEMBER
Lawyers of Distinction
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
265 Questions Answered

Q. my workers comp attorney is not doing there job and is letting the other party stall and/or put things off
A: Sadly, the regulations and the California Labor Code let a party delay to obtain all medical and employment records, and get a replacement list of doctors (the QME panel), and the pandemic rules let doctors set appointments out as long as 90 days from the date you call. Your elected officials give zero consideration to the injured worker struggling in pain day-after-day with zero money while the insurer gets 60 days here and 90 days there. They could write the code requiring all scheduling and lists be done in 3 weeks but injured workers don't contribute to state senators' campaigns but insurance companies do contribute. If just one time a collection of Injured Workers in one district could vote out one Assemblyman or State Senator, the rules would change. but for now, the workers comp judges give the attorneys 90 days here and there because they get overturned when they order the parties to get everything done in 30 days. SET AN APPOINTMENT, maybe just a video or phone appointment, and make a Timeline with your attorney about the next steps and the ANTICIPATED time expected for each step to be completed to be ready for trial (if you're ready for trial, the insurance adjuster suddenly finds a lot of settlement money and things get finished).
Q. If a person has an open worker’s comp claim can your company let you go for good without completing the claim?
A: Yes, sadly, having an ongoing workers comp claim is no guarantee that you won't be laid off. That said, if the person with the open claim is the ONLY ONE laid off, that is likely a violation of Labor Code 132a. But you have to prove the true reason you were let go was the employer retaliated against you, and that usually takes a lot of testimony and documents at a trial.
Q. I sustained a work injury and I went to the doctor he sent me back with restrictions job can't accommodate i was put on
A: Your employer looks at the doctor's words on the Modified Duty Order. Then the employer decides if there is work there that matches those words or if you need to be sent home. IF YOU ARE SENT HOME try to get something in writing from the employer to show to the Insurance Adjuster. The Labor Code says the Insurance Company owes you Temporary Total Disability Indemnity -- 2/3 of your average weekly earnings, before deductions -- but the Adjuster doesn't automatically just start payments. She needs confirmation from the employer that the employer cannot provide work within the doctor's restrictions. IF YOU CAN"T get anything in writing from the supervisor or the boss, it's smart to send a FAX to Human Resources with just a sentence or two: Dear Supervisor, this will confirm that you couldn't find an assignment today matching the restrictions of Dr. XYZ so I was not provided any modified duty assignment, and you will text or email me when you have a matching modified duty assignment". THERE! you just made your own writing documenting reporting for work and being sent home. now the Insurer has to pay you.
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Contact & Map
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
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM (Today)
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
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Today)
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.