Delays in your workers’ compensation benefits may be attributed to a number of causes. These causes may be things under your control or they may be issues not under your control. Regardless of why your benefits are being delayed, you will need to find out and deal with the issue quickly to get your benefits reinstated. Having your benefits delayed may mean not getting your loss of income check or being denied service when you go to the doctor.
Have you or someone you love experienced a recent delay in benefits? Our lawyers can help you figure out what is causing the delay and get the issued resolved. Contact a workers’ compensation lawyer in your area today to get started. The sooner the issue is resolved the sooner you may go back to receiving benefits.
Possible causes of benefits being delayed:
There are a wide variety of reasons you benefits may have been delayed. For example, your primary care physician treating your injuries is required to send in status reports on your condition. If your physician failed to send in a status report, your benefits may have been stopped. The can be reinstated by having your doctor fill out and submit the appropriate paperwork to verify you are still being treated for work-related injuries. It is also possible that your QME changed your status. This can also be resolved by contacting your QME and your adjuster and filing the appropriate paperwork.
If your claim is being disputed, you may experience a delay in your benefits. You will have the opportunity to defend yourself regarding the dispute and try to get your benefits reinstated. However, it may benefit you to get a lawyer to represent you for the dispute proceedings. A lawyer knowledgeable in workers’ compensation law may be able to help you handle the situation in a way that will result in your benefits being reinstated.
Have you or someone you know experienced a delay in their workers’ compensation benefits? Our lawyers can help you get to the root of the problem and get it resolved for you. Contact a workers’ compensation attorney in your area to get started.
Did you know?
Your benefits may be delayed for no real reason at all.
Some insurance companies attempt to make things complicated in order to refuse making payments. A lawyer with workers’ compensation experience can help you secure your benefits.