If you’ve been injured on the job, you’re entitled to compensation for missed wages and medical coverage. This means that you don’t have to pay out of your own pocket to get treated for injuries or illnesses that are a direct result of work. Additionally, you won’t go penniless when you aren’t able to work. While this is all ideal in a perfect world, the Workers’ Compensation program isn’t without flaws.
At Mishra X Trial Lawyers, we understand this and know that there are times that things don't go as smoothly as they should. This is why you need a Workers’ Compensation lawyer in Los Angeles to help with your case. If you feel like you might need a lawyer but aren’t sure, we have five reasons that you should get in touch with one.
Your employer isn’t filing the claim fast enough
The longer it takes your employer to fill out your claim, the longer it will take you to get the treatment and compensation that you need. Your bills aren’t going to simply not come due because you’re not working. Furthermore, there are deadlines that your employer must meet for you to receive your benefits. Get the financial and medical help you need right away.
Your claim is denied
Whether it’s the way the claim was submitted or the nature of the injury, there are times when a claim will be denied. If this is the case for you, a lawyer can help you identify the areas where the insurance had issues with the claim and what needs to be changed to make it valid.
Your employer claims you’re not eligible
Four requirements must be satisfied for someone to be eligible for Workers’ Compensation and they are:
- You must be an employee.
- You must have a work-related injury or illness.
- You must meet the state’s deadline for reporting the injury or filing a claim.
- Your employer must carry Workers’ Compensation insurance.
If you’re certain that your injury or illness is work-related, the only valid reason your employer would have to say that you’re not eligible for Worker’s Comp benefits is that they didn’t get the paperwork filed on time. This is because California law dictates that all employers are required to carry workers’ comp insurance. If you’ve been told this, speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Your settlement doesn’t cover your wages or medical bills
Workers’ Compensation won’t cover your entire paycheck. You’ll be given a percentage of what you made when you were working. However, if are still entitled to that full amount to help pay bills and put food on the table. Conversely, your medical bills should be entirely covered. Your lawyer will fight on your behalf to make sure that your medical bills are taken care of in their entirety.
Your insurance won’t cover the treatment prescribed
Insurance companies often like to try to think they know what’s best for the patient. This can be even after the doctor has prescribed treatment. Your lawyer won’t allow your insurance company to dictate the treatment you get. This is especially true in cases of catastrophic injuries that happen on the job.
Schedule a consultation
Don’t wait, schedule a consultation with Mishra X Trial Lawyers. We’ll work hard to fight your case as your Workers’ Compensation lawyer in Los Angeles so you get the compensation you need. Give us a call today at 949-343-9735 or send us a message. You can reach out using our contact form. We look forward to representing you.