Help! My case worker is mean!

Michigan workers comp lawyer explains how claims adjusters are not always on your side and what you can do to protect your benefits.

The last thing you need to deal with is a claims adjuster who is mean and more concerned with saving the insurance company money than your best interests.  The most common problems we encounter are failure to approve medical treatment and missing wage loss checks.

Some claims adjusters think it’s a big game. Their goal is to save money at your expense. They never consider what a work injury means to you or your family.

We understand and want to help you in this difficult time. Here is some information about your workers comp claim that you should know.

Don’t suffer in silence

You have the right to know what is happening with your workers comp claim. An insurance company cannot simply dispute your benefits for no reason.

Find out when you can expect your wage loss benefit to be paid. Ask why your medical treatment has not been authorized.

If the answers given are not satisfactory, call an experienced workers comp lawyer. A rude claims adjuster is usually a red flag that you will have problems in the future.

Take control

Hire a workers comp lawyer who can monitor your claim and advise you on strategy before a problem even occurs. The lawyer does not have to make his or her presence known and all communication is private and confidential.

An experienced workers comp lawyer will not charge you a fee to review your claim. Sometimes a little early advice can prevent a big problem from developing in the future. For example, preparing you for the inevitable independent medical evaluation (IME).

Your workers comp benefits cannot be stopped just because you spoke with a lawyer. Benefits are payable as long as you are disabled and/or need medical treatment.

Do the math

Insurance companies often make mistakes and they are never in your favor. Even if you are receiving workers comp benefits, it’s a good idea to have your claim reviewed by an attorney.

We recently represented a man from Monroe, MI who was receiving $150.00 per week less than what he should have been paid. We were able to resolve this issue with a telephone call. Benefits were increased and he got a check for all the weeks that he was underpaid.

Help is a free telephone call away

You don’t have to fight alone. You can level the playing field by hiring an experienced workers comp lawyer.

To speak with one of our workers comp lawyers in Michigan, call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation. We will fight to protect your legal rights. There is never a fee unless you receive additional workers comp benefits or a lump sum settlement.

Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. He’s been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Alex has helped countless people obtain workers comp benefits and never charges a fee to review a case.

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