Worker Compensation Claim Review Services
Worker Compensation Claim Review
Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured in the course of employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee's right to sue his/her employer for the tort of negligence. If you developed a work-related depression or mental illness, then it may be covered under worker’s comp. Mental illness is just as serious and debilitating as a physical injury. However, it can be more difficult to prove when compared to a physical job injury. You’ll likely need to document your illness and seek treatment with a behavioral health specialist as proof of your disability. When it comes to mental health claims, it’s even more important to have an experienced workmens comp lawyer on your side.
Our Summary for Worker’s Compensation Attorneys
Our MDs are committed to understanding as much as possible about the job requirements and working environments of its workers’ compensation patients. This knowledgeable care is supported by a workers’ compensation department focused on delivering open and accurate communication to patients, employers, nurse case managers, and adjustors. Piedmont's workers' compensation department also offers timely and thorough independent medical evaluations, records reviews and medical reviews for orthopaedic cases.
Workers’ compensation attorneys and companies providing them with medical records services take great care to ensure that an injured worker receives due compensation by extracting and presenting crucial medical evidence from the medical records retrieved for the purpose. Even so, the claims processing can be intimidating especially when the employer or insurer is focused on denying the claim and thereby reducing costs. Keeping the possible hurdles in mind will help injured workers to be wary of the issues that could crop up along the way and try to avoid them successfully.
Medical file reviews are utilized to assist in evaluating cases. Usually the focus of a file review is to assess causation, impairment, and appropriateness of care. Dependent on the case, file reviews can be a timely, valuable cost saving service in lieu of an independent medical examination. We perform file reviews for workers compensation, automobile accident and private disability cases as well as return to work situations.
General damage for pain and suffering, and punitive damages for employer negligence, are generally not available in workers’ compensation plans, and negligence is generally not an issue in the case. In most states, workers compensation claims are handled by administrative law judges, who often act as triers of fact.