Getting injured at work should never lead to you having to battle for compensation. You should be able to count on workers’ compensation insurance to help with any work-related injury. However, all too often, injured workers receive a “Notice of Delay” with their claim.
At JML Law, we are going to be by your side. When you need a Downey delayed claim lawyer, we are going to fight to ensure you get every dime you need for injury compensation. Let our knowledgeable and experienced team get to work today.
Why would Downey workers’ compensation claim be delayed?
Workers will generally receive a “Notice of Delay” for one of two reasons:
- Their employer wants more time to review the case, including speaking to witnesses to the incident, review surveillance footage, etc.
- The workers’ comp insurance carrier has requested more information from your employer or medical provider about the incident and injuries.
How common are workplace injuries?
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics releases annual reports on all nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses. During the latest reporting year, they say that 2.8 million workers were injured. These injuries range from minor to catastrophic.
Regardless of how a work injury occurs, workers’ compensation insurance should cover the expenses. Workers’ comp claims are considered “no-fault,” meaning that even if you caused your injury, you have the right to coverage.
Does a Notice of Delay mean I will have no coverage?
By law, you will receive coverage for your injuries during a “Notice of Delay” period. From the time a workers’ compensation claim is made, your employer or the insurance carrier has 90 days to approve or deny your claim. During that 90 day period, and through any delay period, they must cover your medical expenses up to $10,000.
However, they could deny your claim and stop any benefits you are receiving. If you think you will be denied or have been notified of a claim denial, seek assistance from a Downey delayed claim lawyer immediately.
What should I do during a delay?
It is important that you follow all doctor’s orders while your claim is being reviewed. Do not give your employer or insurance carrier any reason to deny your claim.
What kind of compensation can I expect to receive?
If you or a loved one have been injured at work but receive at “Notice of Delay” concerning your workers’ compensation claim, now is the time to act. At JML Law, our dedicated and experienced team is not going to let you go without coverage. Let us investigate your work injury so we can secure the following:
- Coverage of your medical bills (current and future)
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work
- Mental anguish damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party
If you need a Downey denied claim attorney, please 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.