Getting injured at work is not at the top of anyone’s list of things to do. However, work injuries are a reality, and when they occur, victims should not have to worry about how they will pay for their expenses. Unfortunately, there are times when claims get delayed. At JML Law, we are ready to stand up for your rights. Our delayed claim lawyers will get to work investigating your case so you can get the compensation you deserve.
Workplace injuries are common in the United States
We do not like to be the bearer of bad news, but workplace injuries are common. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were approximately 2.8 million injuries reported during the latest reporting year.
That is why all states have strict workers’ compensation requirements for employers. In California, all employers must have coverage, but that does not mean that injured workers will get the compensation they deserve. Even though this a no-fault workers’ comp state, many claims are delayed.
Why would a workers’ comp claim get delayed in Garden Grove?
Our Garden Grove delayed claims lawyers see various reasons that workers’ claims are delayed. After a workers’ comp claim is made, a worker could receive a “Notice of Delay.” This could mean a few things:
- Your employer has asked for more time to investigate your claim. This usually includes speaking to witnesses or reviewing surveillance footage.
- The insurance carrier has asked for more information about your claim from your employer or your healthcare provider.
It is important to know that employers and insurance carriers are afforded 90 days from the time an injury claim is made to approve or deny a claim.
Will you get your benefits during the delay period?
Yes, you will get coverage during this period. By law, your employer (or their carrier) must cover all of your medical expenses incurred during a Notice of Delay period – until your claim is approved or denied. This coverage is up to $10,000 in medical care.
During the delay period, it is important to follow all of your doctor’s instructions. Do not give your employer or insurance carrier any reason to deny a claim.
How will I get the compensation I need?
Nobody should ever have to worry about whether or not they will receive compensation for an injury they sustain at work. However, if you or a loved one are facing a delayed claim, please seek legal assistance. At JML Law, we believe in standing up for injured workers. We will investigate what happened to you so we can secure compensation for the following:
- All of your work injury medical bills, including future costs
- Recovery of lost wages if you cannot work while you recover
- The cost of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
If you need a Garden Grove 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.