Nobody wants to get hurt at work, but if an injury does occur, workers should be able to count on insurance to cover their expenses. Workers’ compensation is important, which is why the idea of your claim being rejected is scary. If you need a Riverside independent medical review lawyer, you can count on the team at JML Law to be by your side. Let us get to work today, so we can secure the compensation you deserve.
What are common workplace injuries?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks workplace accidents and tells us that there were 2.8 million injuries or illnesses during the latest reporting year in the US. While most workplace injuries are relatively minor, our firm commonly handles the following:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
All injuries and illnesses that arise in the workplace should be covered by workers’ compensation insurance, regardless of who was at fault in the incident.
Why is there an independent medical review?
There may be a time when you receive a letter from the insurance company informing you that they will not cover the treatment recommended by your doctor. When this happens, you will also get an “Application for Independent Medical Review” that needs to be completed and sent back within 30 days.
This will likely trigger an independent medical review or IRM. The IMR process was made into law in California in 2013 as a way to resolve disputes between injured workers and insurance companies (or employers) that deny certain medical care.
During the latest reporting year in California, there were 184,733 denials or modifications of care letter sent to injured workers. We know that these denials are upheld by the IMR around 90% of the time. Because of this, we recommend using a Riverside independent medical review attorney to help ensure you are treated fairly throughout the process.
Will I have to pay for the independent medical review?
The cost of the IMR is placed on the employer or insurer. You are not required to pay for any part of the review.
What kind of compensation is available?
When you go to work each day, you should never wonder if you will be compensated if you get hurt. Everyone deserves to be treated fairly in the aftermath of a work injury. At JML Law, we are going to be by your side if your claim is disputed or denied. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will get to work investigating your case so we can ensure you receive:
- Compensation for your medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- General household expenses
- Possible physical therapy expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party
When you need a Riverside independent medical review attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation today.
Get Your Questions Answered. Contact Our Lawyers.
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.