There are laws in place that protect workers when they are injured on the job. When employers attempt to bypass these laws and take advantage of you in the process, you may be within your rights to take legal action against them so you can receive the full benefits you rightfully deserve. In many cases, employers will attempt to withhold medical benefits, which can cause the victim serious physical, mental, and financial suffering. It is important that you know that you do not have to stand alone in your fight for justice.
After all, you have given your employers, they should at least respect your workers’ compensation claims when you have been injured during the course of your duties. Unfortunately, countless claims are filed and withheld each year in the New Orleans area. The New Orleans medical benefits lawyers at the Morris Bart law firm are here to help. We will fight to protect your right to benefits in these cases so you can move forward in your recovery process.
To learn more about our services, contact a representative at the Morris Bart law office today at (504) 613-4771 for your free consultation. During your call, we will be happy to explain the legal process moving forward and answer any questions you may have about medical benefits in the state of Louisiana.
Understanding Why Your Claims May Have Been Denied or Withheld
Workers’ compensation claims—and subsequent medical benefits—may be denied for a number of reasons, including disputes over the validity of your claims. Further, unfortunately, many employers and insurance companies are just looking out for themselves. Sometimes a claim may be disrupted by an employer, while sometimes the insurer may be the reason to blame for full benefits not being released. No matter who is trying to withhold your rightful benefits when you have been injured on the job, a New Orleans medical benefits lawyer from our team will stand by your side as we traverse the legal road together.
Some of the more common reasons for workers’ compensation claims being denied can include, but may not be limited to:
- You did not report the injury in a timely manner
- Your claims cannot be substantiated, either by a doctor or a witness to the accident
- Your claim was filed after you had already been let go by the employer
- You did not fill out proper medical paperwork
- You did not provide statements to the company or the insurer when the accident occurred
- And more
As one can imagine, a lot of these claim denials and monetary withholdings have to do with the money involved. If your claim is serious enough, there may be a substantial amount of medical treatment on the line, which may mean high-priced medical bills. If your employer and their insurance company can find a way to not pay out on these workers’ compensation or medical benefits claims, they may be saving money in the process.
A medical benefits lawyer will work to make sure that all the proper paperwork has been filed and all the necessary steps have been taken to attempt to prove your claims. They will work to gather evidence for your case so the parties responsible for your payouts will have a clearer picture of what actually took place. While a medical benefits lawyer cannot guarantee that your claims will pay out, many clients get peace of mind knowing that there is a legal team fighting to prove their case and get them past this difficult time.
Here at the Morris Bart law firm, our medical benefits lawyers have handled countless cases for clients in the New Orleans area, so we know what kind of hurdles you may be facing. Ultimately, we just want to make the process easier for you as you continue to seek treatment for your injuries. No matter what field of work you come from, your employer has no right to withhold what may be rightfully yours by law.
For more information, contact a team member at the Morris Bart law office today at (504) 613-4771 for your free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a Medical Benefits lawyer serving New Orleans, call 800-537-8185
Examining the Right to Medical Benefits
Inherently, medical benefits are part of an employment agreement so you will be covered in the event that you are injured during the course of your duties. These benefits are there to make sure that your livelihood is not severely affected after an injury, which would benefit neither you nor your employer. These medical benefits should allow you to select a facility and doctor of your choosing to treat your injuries, yet some companies have specific medical practices that they will attempt to make you use. This does not have to be the case.
Further, companies will sometimes try to set a time limit on the extent of your injuries, in the sense that they may try to cut off your benefits before you are fully healed from your injuries. A medical benefits lawyer is there to see to it that all your rights are protected under state and federal law. If a company or insurer tries to deny you full workers’ compensation payments or medical benefits, they will be there to fight back within the bounds of the law.
Medical Benefits Lawyers Working for Your Future
After you have been injured in a work-related accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn. The Morris Bart law firm will work to ensure that all your bases are covered. We will walk you through your next steps in the workers’ compensation process so you may give yourself a better chance at protecting your right to compensation. You do not have to go through this alone.
To contact the Morris Bart law office, call today at (504) 613-4771 for your free consultation with a team member.
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