Following Medical Recommendations after a Work Injury
If you have recently been injured in a workplace accident, it’s critical that you understand how your actions can affect your ability to get workers’ compensation benefits – or compensation through a personal injury lawsuit, in some cases. While you may feel like your injuries will get better on their own or that your doctor’s treatment recommendations are unnecessary, it’s critical that you follow them in order to get the benefits or compensation to which you are entitled under California law.
Insurance Companies are on the Lookout for Fraud
Workers’ compensation benefits are never guaranteed, as the insurance company determines the benefits it will pay. You can bet that workers’ compensation insurance adjusters will be doing everything they can to identify when a claim is invalid or is the product of fraud. One sign of a fraudulent claim is exaggerating the severity of an injury to get undeserved benefits.
If you report certain medical recommendations and then fail to follow them, it can be a sign that your injuries are not as serious as you claim. If you seek wage replacement because you miss work, but you fail to attend your treatment appointments during this time, the insurer can argue that since you do not think you need treatment, you should be able to work.
To be sure you do not experience unnecessary complications, denials, or even fraud claims, it is important that you follow all of your doctor’s treatment recommendations for your injuries. If the insurance company is still being difficult, contact a workers’ compensation lawyer in Los Angeles right away.
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The Employee Defense Group stands up for injured workers, and we can help with your claim. Call 818.334.4870 or contact us online to speak with a Los Angeles workers’ compensation attorney for free.