I fell at work on Nov 11 2014 die to chicken grease leaking from a bucket in the back room. I have been trying to get my surgery approved, but keep getting told by my case manager she will let me know by the end of the week. I have been told that twice now and this Friday will be the third week and I still haven't heard anything. I can not stand for Kore than 2 hours with out my knee bothering me and I can't do the nor am things I used to be able to do with my children like go on walks and hikes or ride a bike. I was able to do all of that before this accident.
Use the find a lawyer section here to locate someone in your state to talk to about your claim. It would be well worth it to let an attorney deal with the adjuster.
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In my opinion, you definitely need a workers compensation attorney. You can check avvo to find a good workers comp attorney that focuses on that area of law. The consultation should be free. Workers comp attorneys gets paid on contingency. Christopher Hite, an attorney in your area, focuses on Worker's Compensation.
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Yes, you should have a workers' compensation attorney.
Remember that the insurance company has its own goal of reducing and minimizing your workers' compensation benefits, and remember that applies to any case manager or medical case manager hired by the insurance company.
Most workers' compensation attorneys will not charge you for an initial consultation, so you should meet with an experienced workers' comp attorney asap.
The lawyer will watch your back and also make sure the insurance company follows the law and plays by the rules. Your lawyer will also fight for you for benefits, including things like approvals for surgeries that are reasonable and necessary.
Yes. It sounds like base upon your situation you should consult with a lawyer. Most offer free consultations. These delays are common with some insurance companies.
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It sounds like you should talk to an attorney who handles workers comp cases. Generally, they know the system. They know the claims examiners. This usually equates to a quicker result than you can do on your own.
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You should consult with an experienced workers' compensation attorney. The carrier will likely approve or insist on a medical exam or review from one of their doctors. A hearing should be requested with the Commission to insure that you receive the treatment you need and deserve in a timely manner.
As others have previously stated I agree that it is time that you find a workers' compensation lawyer since you are not receiving the necessary authorization from the carrier.
The consultation is free and you will most likely get the authorization needed for surgery quickly. Often times adjusters are much more responsive to an attorney.
Yes. You should retain an attorney to represent you for your workers' compensation claim. Attorney's fees in these matters are contingency fee based, so there is very little outlay for a claimant when hiring an attorney to represent them in these cases.
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