Workers’ Compensation – Accepted Claims And What To Expect
Receiving notice that your workers’ compensation claim has been accepted is a big weight off your shoulders after you have been injured on the job. With lost wages, mounting medical bills and other financial concerns, the acceptance notice is often seen as the end of the problem for workers in Marietta.
Even with Workers’ Compensation – accepted claims letters, issues may still be looming on the horizon. Hiring Steven M. Barnett, P.C. to ensure you receive a fair settlement for your claims.
Doctors and Treatments
As part of the claim process, you were required to see a doctor of your employer’s choice. This list of at least 6 doctors was made available to you and these are the doctors you will continue to see to receive the agreed upon medical benefits.
If your injury is outside of the scope of the treatment offered by the doctor, or if a doctor recommends a treatment not approved by the insurance company, you will have to agree upon a treatment and doctor or have a judge make a decision.
With Workers’ Compensation – accepted claims there may be a future amount to determine after the treatment is completed. This will be a percentage of impairment or a percentage loss of the function of a part of the body. This is often a difficult part of the claim process as the insurance company wants to pay out on the lowest impairment rating (partial disability) possible.
Finally, with Workers’ Compensation – accepted claims there can still be disagreement about the amount of income benefits. Several factors such as full or part-time work as well as if you are currently working can all impact this amount.
Talking to Steven M. Barnett, P.C. will help you to understand the claim process and possible challenges in receiving fair compensation. For a free consultation of your case, call us at 770-415-8393.
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