You can experience financial and mental relief once you begin receiving your worker’s compensation benefits after a job-related injury. Medical care is expensive, and missing work can keep you from being able to cover all of your bills and basic expenses. Workers’ compensation can cover the costs of your medical treatment, as well as partial wage replacement while you cannot work. If you need to be out of work for an extended period of time, you can receive short or long-term disability benefits.
As you recover from a serious injury, you may be shocked to learn that your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer has reduced your benefits or canceled them altogether. This can be hugely stressful, especially if you know you are still unable to return to work. If this happens, you should call a workers’ compensation lawyer in Southern California right away.
Insurance companies will not simply continue to pay workers’ compensation benefits for an indefinite period of time without question. Instead, insurance companies have adjusters and investigators that frequently revisit claims to determine whether continuing benefits are justified. An insurer may reduce or stop your benefits for many reasons, including the following:
Often, these issues can arise due to social media posts or other activities that your employer or the insurer sees, which may indicate you are further along in your recovery than you claim. You need an experienced lawyer who can fight for the continued benefits you deserve.
The law firm of Jackson & Jackson handles workers’ compensation claims and appeals for clients in many situations. Call (562) 426-9500 or contact us online for a free case evaluation