What To Do If Your Workers Compensation Claim Is Not Denied
If your Massachusetts workers compensation claim is not denied by the insurance company, it is still important to take certain steps to protect yourself. The workers compensation insurance company is sending you your weekly checks. That is good, but you want to keep in mind the following:
You Can Go To Doctors You Choose To Go To
Do not listen to the insurance adjuster who says you need to go to their doctors for your treatment. You may go to whichever doctors you wish to visit for your work injuries. It is important to get the necessary medical treatment from the doctors you choose to go to. Please keep in mind however, that if an IME (Independent Medical Exam) is scheduled, you must attend that appointment. Failure to do so could result in a stoppage of your workers compensation checks.
Never Sign Anything The Insurance Company Sends To You
You have no obligation to sign anything sent to you from the insurance company. It is important you not sign anything lest you waive your rights under the Massachusetts workers compensation laws. Notably, make sure not to sign a Form 105 – Agreement To Extend The 180 Day Pay-Without-Prejudice Period. This would simply help the insurance company make it easier to terminate your benefits so don’t sign it!
Massachusetts Workers Compensation Claim Attorney Can Help
Even if the insurance company is sending you checks, don’t think the adjuster won’t attempt to reduce or terminate your benefits prematurely. Call us if you need help with your Massachusetts workers compensation claim. Having a Boston workers compensation attorney on your side will protect you and ensure you will receive the benefits you are entitled to. Contact us today for your free, no-obligation consultation.