If you receive a notice that your workers’ compensation claim is undergoing an Independent Medical Review, you will likely be confused and scared. You need to know where to turn. At JML Law, our knowledgeable and experienced team is ready to get to work on your case. Our Corona Independent Medical Review lawyers will get to the bottom of what is going on so we can secure the compensation you deserve. We think every injured worker deserves to continue the care their doctor has prescribed for their work injury.
What are the common injuries for Corona workers?
Injuries in the workplace are not uncommon. We know that the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) says there were nearly three million nonfatal injuries of illnesses during the latest reporting year in the US. Thankfully, most workplace injuries are minor and result in little to no days of work lost. However, there are many workplace injuries that leave workers dependent on workers’ compensation for the short- and long-term. Some of the most common injuries our Corona our Independent Medical Review lawyers see include:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
Regardless of the injury or illness, it should be covered by workers compensation if it was has a workplace cause.
What is an Independent Medical Review?
An Independent Medical Review letter is sent to you if the insurance company that is covering you workers’ comp claim decides that they no longer want to cover parts or all of your treatment. When you receive this letter, you have 30 days to send in the application for the Independent Medical Review.
The IMR was made into law in 2013 as a way to resolve disputes between injured workers and the insurance companies (or the person’s employer).
There were 184,722 denials or modifications of injured workers’ care letter sent during the latest reporting year in California. Based on the data available, we know that 90% of these denials are upheld by the Independent Medical Review. That is why it is so important to seek help from a skilled Corona workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible in these cases.
How will an attorney help with an Independent Medical Review?
Nobody should ever have to worry about their workers’ compensation benefits being cut off or altered when they still need them. However, we know that there are times when these benefits are put into jeopardy due to an Independent Medical Review. At JML Law, we are ready to step in and ensure you are treated fairly. Our goal so to ensure you continue to receive compensation for:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Short- or long-term disability benefits if necessary
When you need a Corona Independent Medical Review 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.