If you or a loved one are injured at work, the last thing you need to worry about is your benefits being cut off by the insurance company or your employer. You may need a Downey independent medical review lawyer to help you with your case. At JML Law, our qualified and experienced team is going to get to work on your behalf. Let us investigate the incident that caused your injury so we can ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
What is a Downey independent medical review?
An independent medical review is a process written into law in California in 2013. The purpose of an IMR is to resolve a dispute that arises between you and your employer/insurance carrier about the course of treatment recommended by a doctor in your case. The dispute could be over just parts of your treatment or over your entire case. These disputes are triggered when the employer or insurance provider denies coverage under a utilization review (UR).
How often do workplace injuries occur?
Workplace injuries are not uncommon. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were around 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses during the latest reporting year. Some of the most common injuries we work with include:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
Many of these require complex and ongoing treatment that employers or insurance companies may not want to cover.
Am I responsible for paying for an independent medical review?
No, you are not on the line for the costs of an independent medical review. Your employer or insurance company must cover the costs.
What are the chances I win my case in an independent medical review?
We know that there were 184,733 denials or modifications of care letters sent to injured California workers during the latest reporting year. Unfortunately, the IMR will uphold the denial of coverage in around 90% of all cases it reviews. That is why we recommend that you seek assistance from an experienced Downey independent medical review lawyer as soon as you start this process.
How will an attorney help with this case?
When you or someone you love gets injured at work, there should be no question about whether or not workers’ compensation will cover the expenses. Part of the expectation of going to work each day is that you will be cared for if an injury occurs. However, if your case is facing an independent medical review, JML Law will be by your side. Let us take your case so we can ensure a continuation of your benefits:
- All injury-related medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you are cannot
- Coverage of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
When you need a Downey 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.