The Importance of Getting Legal Advice

An insurance adjuster’s job is to save the insurance company money. Unfortunately, this often means finding reasons to pay injured workers as little as possible for their workplace-injury claims. From the time a workplace injury is reported, the insurance adjuster is looking for reasons to cut off benefits. That is why it is crucial to get a legal consultation as soon as possible.
For example, the insurance will typically have an interview with the injured worker shortly after an industrial accident. This interview often takes place on the phone. The interview questions may be purposely vague in order to find potential reasons to deny the claim. Workers Comp attorneys like Tim Daniels know this and can give advice to help injured workers avoid putting themselves in a difficult spot. They can also join the worker in the interview itself via a 3-way phone call. If an attorney participates in the interview, he can ask follow up questions about how exactly the injury occurred. These follow up questions are intended to show that the injury is in fact compensable and that the insurance adjuster needs to approve the claim.
Another example: Adjusters will often deny a worker’s benefits due to a pre-existing medical condition. Receiving benefits for workplace injuries depends mostly on how the injury occurred though–not just on whether there was a pre-existing condition. In fact, the majority of cases we settle or win involve pre-existing conditions.
At Tim Daniels Law Services, we offer a free initial consultation for injured workers. In this consultation, we will walk you through your case so your claim may be processed correctly under the law. We offer years of experience and knowledge helping injured workers in Utah, and we will help you get the best outcome possible from your claim.