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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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Biography

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
- Current
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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
Website
Website
Legal Answers
283 Questions Answered
Q. Is there a law stating the max attorney fees for workers comp cases in CA? I've read 15% one lawyer is asking 18%
A: The Labor Code just says 'reasonable' which is as clear as mud. The FEE DISCLOSURE FORM you signed at the outset says 9-12%. The WCAB Judges regularly award 15%. The judges in MARINA DEL REY award 18% because the rent is so much higher around that region. But it's just practice, it isn't a code section. SO INSIST THE LAWYER FILE THE APPLICATION IN LONG BEACH OR LA and not in Marina Del Rey to keep 3% more of your $$$ in YOUR pocket.
Q. Can we claim the price/usage increase compared to our average electric bill?
A: Sadly, no! There is nothing in the Labor Code that requires the Employer or INsurer to pay for the increase in residential electricity during periods of Temporary Disability. The Labor Code only requires payment for 'reasonable' treatment (which includes mileage reimbursement to the treatment), and Temporary Total Disability Indemnity (2/3 of the workers' average weekly earnings). And, at the end, Permanent Disability. There is no complete reimbursement for all out-of-pocket expenses nor any 'pain & suffering'.
Q. a corrupt doctor had my supportive care ended, the lawyer and insurance co were complicit ! I have documentation please
A: The trouble with this scenario is the damage was done when this doctor was selected. There is no mechanism for a lawyer to get paid anything in this fact pattern. I read there already were hearings. This means a judge has made a ruling. A ruling has to be appealed within a few days. PLUS there has to have been a judge error in the hearing to appeal. Just having a different opinion than the judge is NOT a 'judicial error'. IF YOU HAD documentary evidence that this physician was not factual, the WCAB Judge would have made a finding on that and dismissed the physician's reports as evidence. It appears this was not done. Sadly, there is nothing more to do now but to warn others to have an attorney before selecting the QME/IME physician; once a doctor 'in bed' with an insurer writes his report, you're sort of 'married' to him. You cannot, as they say, "unring the bell".
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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.