Getting injured at work is not at the top of anyone’s list of things to do. However, work injuries are a reality, and when they occur, victims should not have to worry about how they will pay for their expenses. Unfortunately, there are times when claims get delayed. At JML Law, we are ready to stand up for your rights. Our delayed claim lawyers will get to work investigating your case so you can get the compensation you deserve.
We do not like to be the bearer of bad news, but workplace injuries are common. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were approximately 2.8 million injuries reported during the latest reporting year.
That is why all states have strict workers’ compensation requirements for employers. In California, all employers must have coverage, but that does not mean that injured workers will get the compensation they deserve. Even though this a no-fault workers’ comp state, many claims are delayed.
Our Garden Grove delayed claims lawyers see various reasons that workers’ claims are delayed. After a workers’ comp claim is made, a worker could receive a “Notice of Delay.” This could mean a few things:
It is important to know that employers and insurance carriers are afforded 90 days from the time an injury claim is made to approve or deny a claim.
Yes, you will get coverage during this period. By law, your employer (or their carrier) must cover all of your medical expenses incurred during a Notice of Delay period – until your claim is approved or denied. This coverage is up to $10,000 in medical care.
During the delay period, it is important to follow all of your doctor’s instructions. Do not give your employer or insurance carrier any reason to deny a claim.
Nobody should ever have to worry about whether or not they will receive compensation for an injury they sustain at work. However, if you or a loved one are facing a delayed claim, please seek legal assistance. At JML Law, we believe in standing up for injured workers. We will investigate what happened to you so we can secure compensation for the following:
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.