Fighting To Keep Your Workers’ Comp Benefits
Most injured workers do not receive workers’ compensation benefits for the rest of their lives. There eventually comes a cutoff. If you stand to lose your benefits, you are probably wondering why the insurance company is cutting them off and whether you can do anything to keep them.
For more than 30 years, our workers’ compensation attorneys at Heller, Maas, Moro & Magill Co., LPA, have helped clients throughout Ohio. We care about making sure that our community’s workers have the benefits that they need and deserve. Our lawyers can also help you appeal the cutoff so you can prolong your benefits, if possible.
Why Were My Benefits Cut Off?
Workers’ compensation benefits are meant to be temporary. By law, you must receive notification at least 30 days before the insurer terminates your benefits. It must also provide a reason, such as:
- Maximum medical improvement (MMI): This is when your doctor decides that you have physically improved as much as you can.
- Light duty work: Your employer has light duty alternatives to your previous job duties that allow you to return to work.
- Injury did not occur at work: Your employer’s insurance company might determine that your injury did not take place on the job.
Unfortunately, insurance providers often try to cut off benefits far before you are ready to return to work after an accident. You have the right to file an appeal if you stand to lose your benefits. We can help you with the appeals process by filing the paperwork and representing you at the hearing.
Ask About Keeping Your Benefits – Get A Free Consultation
Even if you received notice about losing your benefits, do not panic. Get in touch with us and we can help you. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you owe us nothing unless we recover compensation. To request your free consultation, call us toll-free at 330-974-1231 or send us an email. We have offices in Youngstown, Warren, Salem, Kent and Akron.