My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: California
It has been over three years since I filed for workers comp. My attorney's paralegal dropped my case after I questioned why they never call me or notify me of changes of date for appearance with the other party.
With no attorney present I continued with case due to deadline and no one would take my case because as stated "There is no money or enough money in for them". For me I lost wages and time, still owe doctor bills, suffered and still have on going issues.
The attorney for the other party sent me a letter recently stating that "unless the case is activated for hearing within one year after filing the Application for Adjudication of Claim, the case may be dismissed after notice and opportunity to be heard." What does this mean or should I say what hearing and with who?
They admit that they incorrectly stated that I had one year from a date in 2008 in which to file for hearing.
Now from my understanding I need to write "some good reason for not dismissing the case". If I go by the date on the letter I have until this coming Friday to respond.
What should I do and how do I write a good reason letter and what is this for?