Getting injured on the job is no joke. Depending on the kind of injury you are looking at time off of work, multiple doctors appointments, and recovery time. This can be very stressful for you and your family. The last thing you want to do is deal with delayed workers’ compensation claim.
You show up to work every day and deliver the best work that you can. Then when you get injured you expect your work to show up for you, but they don’t. California requires that each business purchase workers compensation insurance in case their employers they get hurt. This insurance is reassurance for you that if something were to happen to you that you will be eligible for just compensation. This alleviates any worry that a worker may have if they get injured. Workers’ compensation claims are a no-fault claim too. This means that fault does not have to be proven in order or the claim to be accepted. So if you were to fall off a ladder because you forget to open it all the way does not mean that you cannot get compensation for the medical bills or lost wages for recovery time.
However, nothing is ever as easy as it seems. Workers’ compensation claims are treated with suspicion and suspect. And to be honest, not every worker is honest. There have been countless fraudulent claims for injuries that were not a result of an injury on the job. The few bad apples leave a sour taste in an insurance companies mouth and they are suspicious of everyone. Insurance companies are also a business. They are in the business of helping provide financial assistance, but they aren’t in the business of acting as a charity. They want to help people, but if they can get away with causing frustration so that people will give up, they will.
Common Reasons for Delayed Claims
If you or someone you love suffered from a workplace injury then you can file a workers’ compensation claim as long as you tell your employer immediately, are seeing the correct medical staff as approved by your employers, and you are following the treatment plan. However, sometimes your claim does not go as planned and you are stuck with a delay. Most insurance companies delay claims because they think they can avoid paying for the injury by giving you the runaround. They want to exhaust you in hopes that you will give up. Delays also come from poor management of your claim. This can come from your employer, the insurance company, or your current legal team.
If you are dealing with a delayed claim you do not have to keep waiting. By hiring a real Workers’ Compensation Attorney who is on your side, you can see a real change in the progress of your claim. Call 818-610-8800 or click here to speak with our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at JML Law, a Professional Law Corporation in Anaheim. We know how to advocate for our clients.
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Every case is unique and needs to be evaluated by our experienced lawyers. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, give us a call at 818-610-8800 or send us an email to schedule a free initial consultation. There is no risk to meet with us. We get paid only if we win your claim.