California workers depend on getting coverage from workers’ compensation if they are injured on the job. However, there may be a time when you receive a “Notice of Delay.” If this happens, you should secure the help of a San Bernardino delayed claim lawyer. At JML Law, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work on your case. We will work to figure out why there is a delay and move the claim along so you can get the coverage you need.
A “Notice of Delay” is one of the most common workers’ compensation notices sent to injured workers. There are a few reasons a notice of delay may be sent:
It is important for all workers to know that workers’ compensation claims are no-fault. This means that it does not matter who caused your injury or how it happened. As long as the injury happened in the workplace and during the course of your duties, you should receive coverage.
There are exceptions to this, particularly if the injured worker was impaired by alcohol or drugs or was grossly negligent.
The good news is that your employer or insurance carrier must cover medical care costs related to the injury during the delay period. They are responsible for up to $10,000 of medical costs during this period.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that there were 2.8 million workplace injuries or illnesses reported during the latest reporting year. Regardless of how minor or severe a worker’s injury is, they should never be denied compensation for a legitimate injury.
If you or a loved one have been injured at work but have been notified that your claim has been delayed, please seek legal assistance today. At JML Law, we are going to get to work on your case immediately. We want to figure out why there is a delay and work to get the claim processed. We know that you need compensation for:
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.