Workplace injuries or illnesses can lead to significant setbacks for an employee. However, the California workers compensation system is in place to provide protection for injured employees in the form of medical bill coverage as well as wage replacement. Additionally, the workers compensation system will provide both partial or total disability benefits for severe injuries. Unfortunately, there are times when insurance carriers or employers needlessly delay a workers compensation claim. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our delayed workers compensation claims attorneys are standing by to help if you are having trouble receiving your rightful coverage after an on-the-job injury.
At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our attorneys have handled many cases involving a delayed workers competition claim. Employers and insurance carriers often come up with various reasons to delay a claim, including the following:
This is certainly not an all-inclusive list of the reason that insurance carriers or employers may delay a claim. Regardless of why you may receive a notice of a delayed claim, you need to take prompt action by securing assistance from a Los Angeles workers compensation attorney.
Ultimately, delayed claims sometimes occur because insurance carriers hope that they can avoid paying out benefits. In other cases, employers fail to act quickly when filing a claim, which could push a claim past the required reporting deadlines put forth under California workers compensation laws.
There are various types of compensation that an injured employee should be entitled to in California. First and foremost, you need to know that your medical bills are supposed to be covered in these situations. This includes any emergency medical treatment as well as all follow-up treatment related to the injury until you reach maximum medical improvement.
Additionally, injured workers should be able to receive compensation if they cannot return to work. These temporary disability benefits will typically kick in after you missed three days of work or if you are off for more than 14 days because of the injury. Temporary disability benefits are meant to replace two-thirds of your average weekly wage, up to a maximum amount established under California law.
Finally, an injured worker could be entitled to permanent total or partial disability benefits if a doctor has determined that the injury has left them with permanent limitations that affect their ability to work.
If you or somebody you love has sustained a workplace injury or illness and are facing delays concerning the workers compensation payout, contact the team at Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach today. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling these claims in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. We understand what it takes to conduct a complete investigation into the incident, determine what the cause of the delay is, and secure the compensation that our clients need. When you need a Los Angeles delayed workers compensation claim attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-609-7005.