When you or someone you love gets injured at work, you should never have to worry about whether or not workers’ comp is going to pay. All workers have the right to have their medical expenses and lost income covered after they are injured. At JML Law, we know that you might need a independent medical review lawyer to help your case. Let out qualified and experienced team get to work investigating your injury and getting to the bottom of why your claim is undergoing a review.
What is a Garden Grove independent medical review?
The independent review process in the California workers’ compensation system is fairly new (it went into law in 2013). The purpose of an independent medical review, also called an IRM, is to resolve any disputes that arise between you and your employer/insurance carrier about the course of treatment recommended by the doctors in your case.
These disputes could be over just parts of your treatment or over the entire case and are triggered when either the employer or the insurance carrier denied covered under a utilization review (UR).
Do you have t pay for the independent medical review?
No, you are not responsible for covering the cost of an independent medical review. That is up to the employer or insurance carrier.
How often do these independent reviews happen?
During the latest reporting year in California, there were over 180,000 denials or modifications of care letters sent to injured citizens. In these cases, the independent medical review typically upholds the denial of coverage 90% of the time. That is why it is so vital that you seek legal assistance as soon as you are notified that your case is going to be denied or modified.
How much of a problem are workplace injuries?
Work injuries are common in the US. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tells us that there were nearly three million nonfatal workplace injuries or illnesses during the latest reporting year in the country. While many of these injuries were minor, thousands required significant and ongoing care from medical professionals. Some of the most common injuries we deal 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
Let us help you get the compensation you deserve
If you or someone you love is suffering from a work injury but has been the case go before an independent medical review, you may need to seek legal assistance. At JML Law, we are familiar with this review process and are ready to get to work ensuring that your benefits continue. These benefits can include coverage of your medical expense related to the injury, the cost of rehabilitation and physical therapy, lost wages and benefits, as well as disability benefits. When you need a Garden Grove 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.