Your employer’s insurance company will go to great lengths to limit their liability and reduce the payments they need to make to you after a workplace accident. They may look for loopholes or be aggressive in their determination to put an end to the current award payments you’re receiving, and if you’re relying on these payments to cover important bills while you recover, this can really affect your financial stability. So what should you do if you’ve been informed that the insurance company is revoking your benefits? We explain how to work to get them reinstated in today’s blog.
Why Would My Work Comp Benefits Be Stopped?
Before we explain how to become eligible for benefits again, let’s take a look at some of the reasons an insurance company may feel that they have the power to terminate your benefits. Common reasons for payment revocation include:
Medical Evaluation – If a doctor gives you clearance to return to work, even if you don’t feel ready, the insurance company can use this determination to end your benefits.
Private Investigator – If the insurance company feels you are faking your injuries or violating your activity restrictions, they may hire a private investigator to look for evidence, and if they find it, they could use it as grounds to terminate your benefits.
Refusal of Light Work – If your employer offers you light work within your activity restrictions, and you refuse to do it, your benefits can be terminated.
Missed Appointments – Missed physical therapy sessions or doctor appointments can suggest you’re not working in good faith, which could be grounds for benefit termination.
Getting Benefits Reinstated
If your injury benefits have been revoked for one reason or another, you’re probably wondering what you can do to get them reinstated. While each case is different, the best thing we can recommend for anyone who has had their benefits revoked is to contact a workers’ compensation law firm.
At Margolis Law Office, we’ve helped countless individuals get their benefits reinstated. Regardless of whether the termination of benefits was from a misunderstanding or aggressive action by the insurance company, you’ll want a professional in your corner to sift through the details and help you get what you deserve. Odds are you connected with an injury lawyer to help secure your initial award, so you should contact them again the moment that you find out your benefits are ending if you believe they are being unjustly terminated. If you secured your award on your own, now is a great time to contact a couple law firms and set up a free consultation to see if they’d be a good fit for your case.
Don’t let the insurance company push you around and dictate your financial situation if you are left unable to work because of an on-the-job injury. Let us fight for your rights and get your injury benefits reinstated. For more information, contact Dean and the team at Margolis Law Office today.
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