Recovering from a work injury can be challenging, but the process is oftentimes made a little easier if you have been granted workers’ compensation benefits to help offset some of the financial burden that accompanies the injury. However, these benefits don’t typically last forever, and the insurance company is always looking for ways to stop making payments to injured workers. In today’s blog, we take a closer look at some of the most common reasons why your injury benefits may be rescinded, and how you can get them reinstated with the help of an attorney.
Why Were My Injury Benefits Halted?
Your injury benefits can be halted for a number of different reasons, some of which are a little more complex than others. There are completely valid reasons why your benefits may be stopped, like if you’re reached maximum medical improvement or you’ve returned to work, and there are other instances where the insurance company tries to cut corners and stop paying benefits before they should.
Some common reasons that we’ve seen over the years as to why workers’ compensation benefits have been halted include:
- Secondary medical opinions
- Worker refuses light duty work
- Worker not following doctor’s orders
- Worker missing routine medical visits
- Suspicion over the true nature or reason for injury
For example, if you’ve missed a couple physical therapy appointments or your boss sees you on a ski trip even though you’re collecting workers’ compensation for a back injury, the insurance company may opt to stop your payments on the grounds that you’re not holding up your end of the bargain to try to heal, or because you’re not as injured as you claim you are. These cases are a little more difficult to win, but if you have a legitimate reason as to why these events took place, we’d be more than happy to help you keep your benefits.
Getting Stopped Benefits Restarted
So what’s the best way to get your injury benefits reinstated if they have been stopped? For starters, you’ll want to contact a personal injury lawyer like Dean Margolis. He’ll be able to go over the facts of the case, determine why your benefits were stopped, and the best way to get them reinstated. When you’re going up against an insurance giant, you’ll need to have an expert in your corner if you hope to win your argument, and Dean and the team at Margolis Law Firm have been doing that for clients for decades.
One of the most common reasons for benefit termination is due to a determination by a medical expert. If you disagree with the findings of a doctor, we can help connect you with an independent medical specialist who can uncover the true extent of your injuries and even testify on your behalf to support your claim if need be. We can ensure that your injuries aren’t overlooked or under-reported, especially if it affects your right to compensation.
Don’t just assume that the insurance company has final say when it comes to deciding when your injury benefits stopped. If you feel like your benefits have been terminated early, pick up the phone and call the team at Margolis Law Firm today. We’ll go to work for you and get you every penny you deserve. For more information, give our team a call today at (952) 230-2700.
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