Who to Contact When Workers’ Comp Denies a Necessary Surgery
The workers’ compensation program in America was designed to help all employees that are injured while on the job. This help comes in the form of financial benefits given to the injured person to cover medical expenses related to the injury. Sometimes, an injury will be minor and require little medical attention and recovery time. Sometimes however the injury is much more severe and require extensive treatment, including surgery. Remember that workers’ comp is supposed to pay for all medical expenses, so what should you do if they deny a necessary surgery?
The first person you should contact if workers’ comp denies a necessary surgery is your attorney. If you do not have an attorney, this is the point in which you should strongly consider getting one because it may indeed take a legal battle in order to see your just compensation won. A skilled and experienced attorney will be able to guide you in the right direction about what next steps you should take and how to best win your claim.
In addition to this, you should also contact your doctor and potential surgeon in order to obtain documentation that the surgery is in fact necessary. Oftentimes, the workers’ comp insurance company will deny the claim on the grounds that it is not medically necessary. If you can prove that the surgery is, you have a much greater chance of having the denial overturned.
When going through a workers’ compensation lawsuit, the best asset you can have is an attorney. At the Franco Law Firm, we have the skills and experience to not only fight for and with you, but win and see your compensation justly granted to you. To learn more about how we can serve you in this role and to schedule a free consultation with us today, please call (813) 872-0929.