Getting injured on the job is no joke. Not only are there specific protocols and guidelines, but they have to be followed 100% of the time. So, not only do you have to adhere to these guidelines, but you now have to deal with healing while also not working. Even though you may have some money saved, it is surprising how it does not last. Especially, if you have a spouse and children who not only depend on your full functionality but also your paycheck. Just because you have created a claim on time does not mean that all is well. Just because you were efficient and ensure that you followed all the guidelines does not mean that your application will not be met with complications. Delayed and/or denied claims are real and they require a little more help than you or your loved one calling over and over to check on progress.
If you or a loved one were injured on the job then you must tell your employer that you were injured. You must also seek medical attention. While at the doctors you must also express that this injury happened while you were at work. Some injuries are a result of an immediate accident like a fall or something falling on you. However, injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome may accumulate over time. This means that there is not one specific incident. This does not mean that you are not entitled to make a claim, instead, it may be easier for insurance companies to scrutinize why you are filing and what you are filing for.
Delayed workers’ compensation claims come from a serious of situations like incomplete filing process or the insurance companies believe that delaying a claim will frustrate the employee enough so that they will let go of the claim. Some call this a strategy, but we consider it bullying. Workers’ Compensation Claim Attorneys are well versed in insurance company’s “Strategies” to delay claims from filing completely. For example, they may ask you to see different doctors other than the ones that you have seen already. They may also ask for different documents which means that it would cost you more money upfront to gather those documents. In the end, if the insurance company can get you to drop the claim then they don’t have to worry about covering you. Don’t let that happen.
The best way to combat a delayed claim is to hire an attorney. If you did not have this hindsight then it is still worth it to call 818-610-8800 or click here to reach out to our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation in Los Angeles. If your claim has been delayed, it does not mean that it will be denied or that you are at a loss. Instead, our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys are very experienced and proficient at getting settlements which satisfy the compensation needed for your injury and illness.
Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident.