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California Workers’ Compensation Acronyms, Abbreviations & Lingo

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"It's just like with anything else, if you are going to understand your California Workers' Compensation case, you need the know the lingo, so to speak." California Workers' Compensation Attorney - Bill Turley

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California Workers’ Compensation Acronyms, Abbreviations & Lingo

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You have been in a serious work accident or you have a work injury that has gotten worse over time. We will help you through this difficult time. When we take care of dealing with the insurance company, make sure you get the best medical treatment available, make sure you get your weekly compensation check - - this allows you the time and attention to getting better.

We know nothing is more important to you and your family than your health. You need to get the best recovery possible so you can provide for your families future. Whether you have a catastrophic work injury, brain injury, burn injury, spinal cord injury, back injury, an amputation, RSD, hand injury, foot injury , hip injury or knee injury from an injury incident at a shipyard accident , construction site accident , auto accident, factory accident, or office accident, the Lakeside Workers Compensation lawyers at The Turley Law Firm will handle your workers compensation claim or third party injury claim. We will help guide you through the workers compensation process and procedures to ensure you get all the workers compensation benefits you are entitled to under California workers compensation law. We will make sure you have explored all potential third party on the job injury civil cases.


California Workers' Compensation Acronyms, Abbreviations & Lingo 

Just like with anything else, if you are going to understand your California Workers' Compensation case, you need the know the lingo, so to speak. Here, we provided you with the most common California Workers' Compensaton terms.

AA               Applicant's Attorney

AME            Agreed Medical Examiner

AOE/COE    Arising out of and in the course and scope of employment

AWW          Average Weekly Wage

DA               Defense Attorney

DEU             Disability Evaluation Unit

F & A           Findings and Award

I & A             Information and Assistance Office

IME               Independent Medical Examiner

LC                Labor Code

MMI             Maximum Medical Improvement

MSC            Mandatory Settlement Conference

PJ                Presiding Judge

PD               Permanent Disability

PPD            Partial Permanent Disability

PTC             Pre-Trial Conference

P&S             Permanent and Stationary

PTP             Primary Treating Physician

QIW            Qualified Injured Worker

QME           Qualified Medical Examiner

Recon         Reconsideration

Reg.           Regulation

RU             Rehabilitation Unit

TD             Temporary Disability

TPD           Temporary Partial Disability

TTD           Total Temporary Disability

VR             Vocational Rehabilitation

VRMA        Vocational Rehabilitation Maintenance Allowance

WCAB       Workers' Compensation Appeals Board

WCALJ      Workers' Compensation Administrative Law Judge

WCJ          Workers' Compensation Judge


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