The last thing you need after suffering a work-related injury is to have payment of your entitled workers’ comp benefits delayed or denied. Unfortunately, this is the case for thousands of injured workers every year. While some delays or denials are valid, others are blatant attempts by an employer or their insurer to unfairly dodge financial responsibility.
At Humphrey & Associates, our Orange County workers’ comp lawyers understand the common tactics used by employers and insurance companies, and we can provide the powerful guidance you need to ensure your rights are protected. Having been representing injured clients for more than 20 years, our advocates have the knowledge and skills to help you avoid any unnecessary snags and maximize your chances of securing the prompt payment you deserve.
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Due to the workers’ comp system’s high vulnerability to fraud, employers and their insurers are always alert and will examine claims with a fine-toothed comb prior to their approval. Unfortunately, this often leads to legitimate claims being wrongfully labeled as suspicious, causing injured workers to go without their much-needed temporary or permanent benefits for an extended period of time. Considering the fact that many workers cannot afford to get by financially during their recovery without these benefits, any sort of delay or denial can be devastating.
Common reasons used by insurers to delay or deny workers' comp claims:
It is not uncommon for some claims to be disapproved simply due to a clerical error. Whatever the case may be, our advocates can review the circumstances surrounding your claim and determine the most appropriate course of action. From negotiating with the insurance company to challenging its decision before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation Appellate Division, we have what it takes to assert your rights and pursue your entitled benefits.
If your claim has been denied, you have the right to appeal the decision. California allows workers to submit a petition for reconsideration within 20 days of receiving your decision. You should have an attorney help you prepare and file an effective appeal.
At Humphrey & Associates, our Orange County workers' compensation attorneys understand the anguish and frustration a person can experience after a workplace accident and are prepared to do everything possible to help you get through this difficult time as smoothly as possible. Backed by numerous 5-star client testimonials and a track record of more than $400 million recovered in verdicts and settlements on our clients’ behalf, you can choose us with confidence knowing your case is sure to be in excellent hands. Best of all, we only accept cases on a contingency basis, meaning you will not owe us a dime unless we are successful on your behalf.
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