Delayed Workers Comp Claim
Skilled Chattanooga Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Aggressively Advocating in Cases of Delayed Claims
A hometown law firm fighting for local workers’ rights to compensation
You’ve been injured in a workplace accident. You see the required physician, gather your documents and file a workers’ compensation claim. Now, an unreasonable amount of time has passed and you are still waiting for the benefits you are entitled to receive. It’s a problem that we hear all too often at Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law. Injured workers are often forced to wait for compensation, while employers and their insurance companies stall the approval process. Our experienced Chattanooga workers’ compensation lawyers know the tactics used by employers and insurance companies, and we do not let them get away with their bad faith actions.
Standing up to bad faith insurance tactics
One of the most common complaints that we hear from new workers’ compensation clients at Wagner & Wagner is that their cases have been delayed and they are having difficulty getting medical bills paid. This is often what prompts an injured worker to call an attorney.
Our experience has shown us that delayed claims may result from a variety of causes, including:
- Bad faith tactics. Your employer or the employer’s insurance company may be intentionally delaying your claim in hopes that you will give up or somehow absolve them of their financial responsibility. At Wagner & Wagner, we know how to identify these tactics and counter them with legal skill and integrity.
- Legitimate reasons. Sometimes, we find that a claim has been delayed for a legitimate reason, such as missing documentation or an incomplete form. We counsel clients on how to overcome these issues quickly, so that their claims can be promptly addressed.
- Ineffective previous legal counsel. Some of our new clients have previously worked with other law firms, but have seen no progress in their workers’ compensation cases. We are prepared to take over as legal counsel in workers’ compensation cases where previous legal counsel was ineffective.
How a delay for workers’ compensation benefits can hurt you more
An unreasonable workers’ compensation benefit delay can leave you without payment for months or even years. You may not be able to work. You might not be able to get the medical hurt you need. Your injuries could heal slowly or not at all. You and your family may be unable to pay your bills or put food on the table. Workers’ comp delays are serious and we take it seriously.
If your claim is ultimately denied following a delay, our skilled Chattanooga workers’ compensation attorneys thoroughly review medical reports to prepare compelling evidence regarding the severity of your work-related injury. We do this in order to prepare for a successful appeal — and we very often succeed in getting our clients the benefits they need.
Proven results from experienced Chattanooga workers’ compensation lawyers
A workplace injury can be extremely stressful when employers and insurance companies fail to act in a timely manner to provide the benefits you are entitled to receive. If you find yourself worrying about a delayed workers’ compensation claim, contact the lawyers of Wagner & Wagner Attorneys at Law. Call us today at 423-756-7923 or complete our contact form for a consultation with an experienced attorney. We serve clients in Chattanooga and Cleveland, TN, in North Georgia, and all the surrounding counties.
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