The Workers Compensation Insurer has 60 days to accept or deny your claim. In many instances, if your doctor has restricted you from working during the 60 day waiting period, you are entitled to temporary disability benefits.
Your credibility is crucial to the survival of your claim. In many cases, the insurer will take your statement to assess the validity of your claim. As mentioned earlier, be honest and accurate. Typically, you will be asked about prior accidents and medical care. It is important that you take time to consider whether or not you have had prior accidents and any prior medical care that you have received.
If your claim is accepted you will receive a Notice of Acceptance from the Workers Compensation Insurer. The Notice of Acceptance will list the conditions which the insurance company has claimed responsibility and has designated as related to the on-the-job injury. It is only these conditions that the insurance company will pay to treat. If your doctor restricts you from working, your will recieve temporary disability payments. You should receive these payments every two weeks and they should equal 66% of your average weekly wage.
The information on this web site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should contact an attorney for advice on your individual situation. Contacting Bell Law Offices, PC does not create an attorney-client relationship.