Oakland Worker Compensation Insurance Lawyers
Your health is precious, one of the most valuable things in your possession. For many people, that fact hits home only after they have suffered a serious injury on the job. When they try to get medical care, the workers' compensation insurance company either denies their claim or cuts off their medical care before they have fully recovered.
If you have suffered an injury while on the job, do not delay getting advice from an experienced workers' compensation lawyer. Without a strong advocate on your side, you may not get the medical care, benefit payments and maximum compensation you need to recover to the fullest extent possible.
Boxer & Gerson, LLP is the largest law firm in Northern California representing workers' compensation claimants. We work tenaciously to help our clients get all of the medical care and rehabilitation services they deserve.
Contact Boxer & Gerson, LLP for a free consultation about a new or open workers' compensation claim.
Get the Medical Care and Rehabilitation Services You Deserve
Paying for medical care is a major cost for workers' compensation insurance carriers. Whenever possible, they try to keep these costs low by denying needed medical tests and treatment to injured workers. Recent changes in California workers' compensation law help them in this aim. Some of the tools insurers use to deny or minimize medical treatment include:
Assigning the injury to a non-work related cause — The insurance adjuster may unfairly deny your claim by blaming it on non-work related causes.
Predesignation of treating physicians — Unless you predesignate a physician before your injury, you maybe restricted to getting treatment from a doctor approved by the insurance company if your employer has a medical provider network (an "MPN").
Utilization review — Many medical procedures, tests and medication must be approved by a utilization review doctor chosen by the insurer. These utilization review doctors frequently deny treatment and tests to injured workers and there are complicated rules that apply in fighting these treatment denials.
Depositions, statements and surveillance — Insurance adjusters use these tools to investigate the medical conditions of injured employees, looking for evidence they can use to restrict or cut off medical treatment.
Forcing review by a QME — Insurance companies often try to force you to a QME before you have a lawyer. Picking the right QME is one of the most critical steps in your case and you should speak with a lawyer before choosing a QME.
As an injured worker, you have rights. Boxer & Gerson, LLP can help you assert those rights and protect your ability to obtain needed medical treatment and services. For each of the tools listed above, our firm has methods we can use to obtain medical care and benefits for clients in specific circumstances.
When representing you, our goal will be to help you get all of the workers' compensation medical care, benefit payments and maximum compensation you deserve.
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