You should always be able to count on workers’ compensation insurance to cover any work-related injury expenses. Unfortunately, we know that many people receive a “Notice of Delay” concerning a work injury claim. If that happens, you may need to seek legal assistance in order to ensure you get the coverage you deserve.
At JML Law, our Santa Ana delayed claim lawyers are going to be your advocate. Let us get to work on your behalf today. Our goal is to thoroughly investigate your case and secure the compensation you need.
Are Workplace Injuries Really That Common?
Workplace injuries are going to happen. Workplace incidents are common and usually only result in minor injuries. However, many thousands of workers sustain serious injuries each year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were nearly 3 million workplace injuries or illnesses reported during the latest year of available date.
In nearly all cases, work injuries should be covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Workers compensation claims are considered “no-fault.” This means that your claim should not be denied, even if you caused the injury (exceptions are made for gross negligence such as impairment or horseplay).
Why Would A Workers’ Compensation Insurance Claim Be Delayed?
There are a few reasons than an injured worker could receive a “Notice of Delay” regarding their benefits. These include:
- Your employer wants more time to review your claim by speaking to witnesses or other evidence in the case.
- The insurance carrier needs more information about your claim from your employer, doctors, etc.
The insurance companies or your employer have up to 90 days from the time a workers’ compensation claim is filed to approve or deny the claim.
Will A Notice Of Delay Stop My Benefits?
No, a “Notice of Delay” will not stop you from receiving benefits while the claim is being reviewed. By law, your employers and insurance carrier must cover your medical costs during a delay phase until your claim is fully approved or denied.
- They must cover up to $10,000 of medical costs.
There is a chance your claim will be denied. If this happens, we advise you to secure assistance from a Santa Ana delayed claim lawyer as soon as possible. Always ensure that you follow your doctor’s orders throughout this process.
How Will My Attorney Help This Case?
You may need to secure legal assistance if you or a loved one have received a “Notice of Delay” concerning a workers’ compensation claim. You should never have to fight to receive the compensation you deserve after a work injury. At JML Law, we are going to investigate your incident and work to secure coverage for the following:
- Your medical expenses related to the injury
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of personal enjoyment damages
- Possible punitive damages against those responsible
If you need a Santa Ana delayed claim 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.