If you were hurt on the job or in the line of duty, and your employer’s insurance company denies your workers’ compensation claim, they will issue of a Notice of Contest within 20 days after they have been notified of your injury. Sometimes, however, the insurance company will still cover medical expenses so they can choose the health care provider who will treat you.
When you receive a Notice of Contest, you can request a hearing to dispute the issue but the hearing may not be scheduled for up to 100 days after the date of your injury. If you are considering scheduling a hearing, it may be to your advantage to schedule a free consultation with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to discuss your options. Workers’ Comp hearings can be complex and may include medical and wage investigations from the insurance company. A judge from the Office of Administrative Courts will preside over the hearing, and the insurance company handling the investigation will ask you to provide specific information about your employment and your medical history. Having a highly-skilled workers’ compensation attorney accompany you to court will provide you with the support and guidance you need to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Following your injury, your employer may offer you a different work schedule or alternative duties during the period of time where you are temporarily disabled. You must accept their arrangements in order to receive benefits. However, if you are terminated from your position for reasons unrelated to your injury, you will lose your benefits. It is important not to give your employer any reason to end your employment during this process.
If you have questions about:
- Your Workers’ Compensation benefits
- Your Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier
- The role your Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier plays beyond your medical treatment
- Additional claims you can pursue outside of workers’ compensation if you have been injured in a car accident
- The impact your workers’ compensation claim will have on your return to work
- Or any other questions about your claim
Call us at Burg Simpson today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your workers’ compensation claim, identify potential problems, and answer all of your questions. Burg Simpson was founded in 1976 and we have decades of experience fighting for injured workers. Call us today at 303 792 5595