Workers’ Compensation Litigation
The aim of workers’ compensation law is to ensure that workers who are injured on the job or develop illnesses as a direct result of their occupation have the financial means to meet their medical needs and to address the income loss created by missed time at work. Workers’ compensation does not require the demonstration of fault on the part of the employer. Even though workers’ compensation benefits are intended to be a swiftly accessed lifeline, the conflicting interests of businesses and workers’ compensation insurance companies can turn the matter into a painfully long ordeal.
If you have suffered an injury on the job but are encountering resistance to your benefits claim, then it may be to your advantage to speak with an experienced attorney. Contact the workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to learn more about your legal rights during this difficult time
The Workers’ Compensation Process
At the time of your injury you are responsible for notifying your employer of the harmful incident, and this serves as the first step in the workers’ compensation process. Once you file your claim, it is reviewed by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company. Ideally, they would approve your benefits and issue payment as soon as possible. But because they are better served financially by the refusal of your claim, they will likely be looking for any reason to dismiss your case. If this happens, then the process may take the following shape:
- Denial of benefits
- Initial Appeal
- Reconsideration of Claim – if approved, benefits begin
- Possible Second Appeal (or)
- Workers’ Compensation Litigation – the stage at which a judge becomes involved and hears evidence and arguments
It can be aggravating to deal with baseless denials of workers’ compensation benefits, and we understand that you are simply trying to attain the benefits that you are due so that you and your family can be adequately prepared to meet the demands of your injury. For the legal representation you need, contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation litigation lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.