You should never have to worry about whether you will receive compensation after a work injury. However, you may need a San Bernardino independent medical review attorney. At JML Law, we understand how important it is for you to get the compensation you deserve, so let us get to work today. We will be your advocate as you go through the independent medical review (IMR) process. You do not have to worry about being treated unfairly when we are by your side.
What is an independent medical review?
An independent medical review, or IMR, is a process developed to resolve disputes over workplace injuries. These disputes arise when a utilization review (UR) by the insurance company or employer denies the medical care that is recommended by an injured worker’s doctor.
This IMR process was made into law in 2013 and applies to all injured workers regardless of when they were injured. There are many steps to an IMR are, and nearly none of them involve you, beyond you filling out the “Application for Independent Medical Review” and sending it in within 30 days of receiving it.
You will get an “Application for Independent Medical Review” if the insurance company has denied or modified treatment recommended by your doctor.
- For the latest reporting year, there were 184,733 denials or modifications of care letter sent to injured California workers. This number has been growing each year in the state.
On average, the IMR will uphold the denial of coverage around 90% of the time, though this varies depending on the types of case and what kind of treatment has been denied.
Will I have to pay for the independent medical review?
No, you are not responsible for the IMR costs. The cost of the IMR is paid by the employer.
How common are workplace injuries?
Workplace injuries and illnesses are common in the US. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 2.8 million injuries or illnesses during the latest reporting year in this country. The San Bernardino independent medical review attorneys commonly handle the following types of cases:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Broken or Dislocated Bones
- Hearing and Vision Loss
- Respiratory Problems
- Severe lacerations or amputations
- Repetitive Stress Injuries
What can your attorney do to help?
Getting injured at work can be scary and cause plenty of confusion. However, there should never be any question about you receiving compensation. Nobody who suffers from a work injury should have to worry about their medical expenses and lost income being covered. At JML Law, we are here to help ensure you are covered for:
- Your injury-related medical expenses
- Recovery of lost wages if you are unable to work
- Coverage of physical therapy
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Possible punitive damages against a negligent party
When you need a San Bernardino independent medical review lawyer, 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.