What to Do If Your Workers’ Compensation Claims Is Delayed
You suffered an injury at work. You did what you were supposed to in getting medical care, reporting the injury, and filing a claim for workers’ compensation. For some reason, it was denied. Now you are worried about the medical bills, lost time at work, and other long-term concerns you have. What should you do if the claim is delayed and you do not get a response?
At Dawson & Rosenthal, P.C., our San Diego bad faith insurance lawyers often work with people facing complications with their workers’ compensation claims. In some situations, these are easy fixes, but many times, you need to fight the insurance company to get the compensation owed to you. That is where we can help you. So, what should you do if your workers’ compensation claim is denied?
Find Out Why the Denial Occurred
Typically, you will be given a clear reason why you received the denial for coverage. This will range widely from one situation to the next, but it could be due to:
- Not filing enough information
- Delayed filing that pushes it beyond the statute of limitations
- The employer did not file any statement of the incident
- You failed to provide the requested details
- There is some proof you did not suffer the injury at work
- The doctor did not provide accurate information on the medical documentation
When this occurs, you can easily find yourself overwhelmed.
What to Do If the Claim Is Delayed
If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, and the solution is to provide more information, do that. In all other situations, reach out to a workers’ compensation attorney for insight and guidance into what your legal rights are. Our team is here to help you when delays occur.
A delay is a stall tactic in many situations. The insurance company wants to frustrate you so that you may agree to a lower payment. Other times, they may have every excuse possible for why they have not contacted you. You have the right to legal help.
Even if you have not received a denial, a delay can indicate that it is coming. Let our attorneys go to work for you. We will help you determine what is occurring and why. Then, we will contact and work with the insurance company to find out what can be done to speed up the process. With a bit of pressure from a workers’ compensation attorney, the company is likely to move your case forward sooner. The key is to take action.
No amount of calling the insurance company will help. Instead, you need an attorney by your side.
Let Our Team Offer Guidance to You Now
When the time comes to get answers, let Dawson & Rosenthal, P.C. go to work for you. Set up a consultation with our team. Let us investigate what is occurring in your case. We can help you to push the insurance company for answers and, when necessary, help you to overcome and appeal a denial as well. Set up a free consultation by calling us now at (619) 354-1652