It happens more often than you may think. You were hurt at work and filed a workers’ compensation claim. You thought everything was progressing but suddenly you receive communication that your workers’ compensation case was closed. You may be panic-stricken because you wonder how you will pay your bills and what you and your family are going to do. One of the first things you may want to do is contact a Savannah workers’ compensation attorney. Your lawyer will be able to review your case, answer your questions and help determine the next step.
Learn the Details of Your Case
If you received a letter stating that your workers’ compensation benefits were going to terminate there is likely something that can be done about the situation. The letter should state why the case is being closed. For example, it may indicate that your benefits are ending because the agency did not receive proper documentation about your injury. In other cases, it could state that there was a determination that the injury was not work-related or that it should be completely healed.
You may receive a letter because it is easier to inform you this way rather than with a personal telephone call. A phone call would require them to answer your questions and concerns and they may prefer not to do that. Further, it can sometimes be difficult to get through to someone who can answer your questions once you receive a letter. For these reasons, it can be a good idea to get assistance from an attorney with knowledge about workers’ compensation cases.
Help From a Reputable Savannah Workers’ Compensation Attorney
It can certainly be difficult to resolve problems with workers’ compensation claims. There are many instances where mistakes are made or providing some simple paperwork will easily clear up a discrepancy. Sometimes the issues are more complicated. The first step is for your attorney to learn why your case is being closed. Once we have this information we can address the specific issues and resolve the problem.
Your injury must be work-related in order for you to be paid through workers’ comp. An attorney will help you gather the evidence, medical reports and other information that you need to prove that your injury occurred at work. Keep in mind that even if you re-injure a previous injury you should be compensated as long as the newest injury happened while working.
Workers’ compensation claims can be complex and difficult to resolve on your own. Insurance companies are inclined to deny benefits whenever possible to keep their costs down. As your attorney, we will represent you throughout the case to help you achieve the benefits you deserve for your injury. If the case is to be closed inappropriately we will fight to keep it open and will provide everything that the insurance company needs in order to ensure that your benefits don’t suddenly stop. Contact The Bader Law Firm today to discuss the details of your workers’ compensation claim.