Delayed Workers’ Comp Claims
Our Council Bluffs Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Help You Figure out Your Next Steps
A delayed workers’ compensation claim can mean many things, but most importantly, it means that you will now have to wait even longer for the benefits you need. This can be a great source of stress and financial strain for families, and it leaves the injured with no way to plan for the future.
You will likely have many questions when a delay happens, such as:
Why was it delayed?
Does this mean my claim will be denied?
How long do I have to wait to hear back?
How am I supposed to pay bills without my benefits?
Is there anything I can do to move the process along?
We Can Pressure Insurance Companies to Move Faster
consult with an attorney
You do have options when your workers’ comp claim is delayed, and it is recommended you consult with an attorney to discuss the specifics of your situation. At Law Offices of Gallner & Pattermann, P.C., our workers' compensation attorney in Council Bluffs has decades of experience. We can help you learn more about the status of your claim and take action so that you can receive your benefits.
What Should I Do If My Claim Is Delayed?
A delayed workers’ comp claim does raise some red flags. Chances are, the insurance company will reach out to you shortly after you are informed of the delay. They may have some clarifying questions or ask you to sign some paperwork. It is strongly recommended that you speak with an attorney before interacting with the insurance company. If they have delayed your request, there is a decent chance they are considering denying your claim but do not feel like they have sufficient reason to do so yet. As such, anything you tell the insurance company could hurt your claim, even if the questions and answers seem innocent.
Our Experienced Legal Team Can Help
A workers’ comp claim can only be delayed for up to 90 days. Sometimes, the insurance companies will issue the delay in the hopes that the person making the claim will become frustrated with the process and give up. In cases like these, even a phone call or message from your attorney can prompt the insurance companies to approve your claim.