Did Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits End Too Soon?
After a work-related injury, obtaining approval for workers’ compensation benefits can be a huge relief. You can focus on your physical recovery and not on your financial situation once you know your medical expenses are covered and that you will receive some wage replacement benefits while you are out of work. However, many injured workers suddenly receive notice that their benefits have been canceled or reduced.
There are different reasons why your benefits may be suddenly cut off, including:
- The insurance company claims that certain medical treatment was not necessary for your injury
- Your employer or the insurer believes you are able to return to work
Learning that your benefits have suddenly stopped can be concerning, especially if you are still dealing with a serious injury. Always be careful what you post on social media or what you say to your coworkers, as many comments might be misconstrued and may result in a denial of further benefits.
Appealing the Decision
It is important to remember that the insurance company’s denial is not a final decision, and the right workers’ compensation lawyer in California can help you get the benefits you deserve. Our attorneys can review the reasons for your denial, and can gather evidence that you still deserve benefits. This often includes statements by your doctors or other medical experts that your treatment was necessary or customary for your type of injury. Your doctors can also testify to the fact that you are not ready to return to work.
Contact an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in California
Appealing a workers’ compensation denial can be challenging, but the attorneys at Employee Defense Group can help. We assist clients with initial claim and appeals on a regular basis. Call 818.334.4870 or contact us online for a free case evaluation today.