When you get injured at work, you should be able to count on workers’ compensation insurance to help with your injury expenses and lost income. However, what will you do if you receive a “Notice of Delay” concerning your claim?
At JML Law, we are here when you need a Riverside delayed claim lawyer. Our qualified and experienced team is going to get to work on figuring out what is causing the delay. We know that you need compensation for your injuries, so let us get to work today.
How common are workplace injuries?
Unfortunately, workplace injuries happen all the time. We know that because the Bureau of Labor Statistics states there were 2.8 million workplace injuries or illnesses reported during the latest reporting year.
However, workers’ compensation insurance is almost always there to help injured workers. Workers’ compensation claims are considered “no-fault.” This means that worker injuries are eligible for coverage regardless of how they happened and who was at fault (as long as the injury occurred at work and there was no gross negligence on the part of the employee).
We also know that some claims get delayed.
Why would a workers’ compensation claim be delayed?
If an injured worker receives a “Notice of Delay” after they file a workers’ compensation claim, this could mean a few things:
- Your employer wants more time to investigate your claim. This could include speaking to witnesses to the incident or reviewing the fact of the case.
- The insurance carrier wishes to obtain more information about your claim (employer’s report, medical records, etc.).
Employers and insurance carriers are afforded 90 days from the time a workers’ comp claim is made to approve or deny the claim.
Will I receive benefits during the Notice of Delay period?
Yes, by law, your employer or carrier has to cover all of your medical costs during the delay period until your claim is denied or approved. This includes up to $10,000 in medical cost coverage.
What can I do during the delay period?
Follow your doctor’s orders completely. Do not give your employer or insurance carrier any reason to deny your claim. You should consider speaking with a Riverside delayed claim lawyer about what your best options will be if your claim is denied.
What will your attorney do for you?
You should never have to worry about whether or not you will get workers’ compensation insurance coverage after a workplace injury. At JML Law, we are ready to help if your benefits are being delayed. Let our knowledgeable and experienced team get to work on figuring out what is causing the delay so we can secure the compensation you need, including:
- Coverage for your medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Possible physical therapy expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party
If you nee da Riverside 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.