Los Angeles Delayed Claims Attorney
Work-related injuries and illnesses are all too common. Fortunately, if you’ve sustained an injury while you were on-the-job or developed an illness as a result of work conditions, your employer is legally obligated to provide you with the compensation you require for all of your related medical needs, as well as any wages that you’ve lost as a result of your injury or illness.
To ensure you receive the benefits you are entitled to and in a timely manner, handling your workers’ compensation case is crucial. According to California law, employees that are injured while they’re working and their employers must report any work-related injuries as quickly as possible. If you or your employer fail to report the injuries in a reasonable span of time, you could end up experiencing a significant delay in your benefits, which could result in delayed benefits.
Delayed Workers’ Compensation Claims
After suffering a work-related injury or illness, you should seek immediate medical care. As soon as you have received treatment, you need to let your employer know about your injury, including when, where, and how it occurred. Your employer will then file a workers’ compensation claim on your behalf, and the Administration Board should let you know if your claim was approved.
In an ideal situation, employers and insurance companies would handle workers’ compensation claims as quickly as possible; however, all too often, that isn’t the case. Delayed claims happen, and they happen a lot more often than you might think. In many cases, delays occur because insurance companies hope that they can avoid paying out benefits and are looking to dispute claims; and sometimes, employers fail to act hastily when filing claims. Claims can be slowed because the insurance company needs more information, more documentation linking the injury to a workplace, delay in notification of injury or the actual date that trauma occurred. When workers’ compensation claims are delayed, you could end up going for a prolonged period of time without the benefits you need for your medical and financial needs.
A Trusted Los Angeles Workers’ Compensation Delayed Claims Attorney
If you have sustained a work-related injury or illness and your workers’ compensation claim has been delayed, you’ll want to seek the counsel of an experienced attorney with a proven track record of success. Jacob Fights, the Law Offices of Jacob O Partiyeli, will do everything in their power to help you get the benefits that you are entitled to in a timely manner so you can get on with your life.
Going without workers’ compensation benefits after you’ve sustained a work-related accident or injury can result in catastrophe. You’ve been through enough; don’t let delayed claims get in your way and make your situation even worse. Contact our law firm today for a free consultation for your delayed claims case.