By default, every injured individual in the state of California is entitled to receive workers compensation as long as the injury was received at the workplace. However, sometimes things become difficult, and the insurance companies prevent you from getting your promised compensation.
Every case has potential issues. Are you aware of the most common issues that may occur when you try and claim your workers compensation benefits? Listed below are all the issues that may occur, and how to avoid and prevent them.
Failure to Report the Injury on Tim
The first and the most important thing with every compensation is reporting the injury as soon as you are able. The insurance company wants to protect its best interests, and will, therefore, do everything in its power to prevent you from getting your promised benefits. They will look at every single detail of your workers compensation claim, and deny it for even the smallest of reasons.
If you failed to report the injury on time (usually, you have up to 30 days to report the injury), the chances are that you won’t be able to receive your benefits. This is why it is important to speak with your superiors and let them know of your injury as soon as it happens.
If the injury received prevents you from filing a report within 30 days, you could have your attorney extend the deadline. Keep in mind that this is only possible on rare occasions when your injury actually prevents you from filing an injury report. Speak with our Los Angeles Workers Compensation Attorneys and learn how you can extend the deadline if your injury is serious.
Another common issue in claiming workers compensation benefits is the form you submitted. Have you double or triple checked everything on the form before submitting it? Are all information included valid and fully provided?
Missing even the slightest detail may lead to potential problems and denial of your benefits. Once this happens, not even an attorney can help you. For this and other reasons, we encourage you not to go alone through the process but contact our Workers Compensation Attorneys in Los Angeles instead. Use the full extent of their skills and knowledge to your advantage, and let them do everything for you, while you focus on your recovery.
Your Doctor Says The Injuries are not Work Relate
This does not happen often, but when it does, it can create quite a confusion. What do you do if your doctor says that the injury is not work-related?
In most cases, you will receive paid medical treatments at the doctor’s office which was appointed by the insurance company. And you should be aware that you have the right to a second opinion. Our attorneys will help you by providing you with access to additional doctors, not just those appointed by the insurance company. Seek the second opinion, and turn the tables in your advantage. Don’t give up on fighting for what is legally owed to you.