If you or a loved one are injured at work, you should be able to count on workers compensation insurance to cover your medical bills and lost income. However, there are times when injured workers face delayed claims. This can be scary, and you may need to secure legal assistance. At JML Law, we are ready to get to work on your behalf. Our Corona delayed claim lawyers will investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you need today.
Why would a Corona workers’ comp claim be denied?
If you are injured at work and receive a “Notice of Delay” about your workers’ compensation claim or benefits, it could be for the following reasons:
- Your employer has asked for more time to review the incident in question. This could be to analyze the facts of the case (surveillance footage, eyewitness accounts, etc.).
- The workers’ comp insurance carrier wants more information regarding the incident from the employer or from the doctors.
Employers and insurers have up to 90 days form the time a workers’ comp claim is filed to approve or deny the claim. A delay could signify that a claim denial is imminent. During a delay period, you should speak to a Corona delayed claim lawyer about your case.
Will I be covered during the delay period?
Yes, you will still receive benefits during the delay period. While a claim is being reviewed, the employer and insurance carrier are required to cover your medical costs up to $10,000.
How common are workplace injuries?
Injuries happen all the time in the workplace. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), approximately 2.8 million people were injured at work during the latest reporting year. We should be clear – most of these injuries were relatively minor. However, many were serious and led to major medical bills and lost income for workers.
- A delayed claim can be scary and jeopardize the financial livelihood of an injured worker and their family.
California workers’ compensation claims are no-fault. This means that regardless of who was at-fault for the injury, you are entitled to coverage (there are exceptions for workers under the influence of alcohol or drugs or who were horseplaying at the time of the incident).
How will an attorney be able to help with a delayed claim?
If you or a loved one have been injured at work but are worried about your claim being delayed, you may need to seek legal assistance. At JML Law, our qualified and experienced team is ready to get to work on your behalf. We will investigate the cause of the delay and work to secure the following:
- Compensation for your medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- General household expenses
- Possible physical therapy expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
You should never have to worry about whether or not you will be covered for a work injury. When you need a Corona delayed claim attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
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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.