After suffering a work-related accident or illness and filing a claim under workers’ compensation, you may be contacted by an adjuster from your employer’s workers’ comp insurance provider. Do you know what to say, or, more importantly, what not to say?
Let our Orange County workers’ comp lawyers handle the negotiations for you. Call (800) 980-6905 or contact us online today to discuss your case in detail.
Do Not Agree to Anything
Speaking to a workers’ comp claims adjuster in any capacity is usually a bad idea, since it can only serve to hurt your claim. While adjusters may present a friendly outward façade or claim that they are there to help, in reality, claims adjusters have one objective in mind: to save their insurer money.
Any and all information you provide to an adjuster may potentially be used to limit or deny your claim.
Do Not Discuss Your Medical Condition
Avoid discussing your medical condition, as insurers may try to claim that your injuries are not caused by a work accident. If an insurer pushes you to discuss your health, have them discuss this with your attorney.
Do Not Accept an Offer Without Consulting an Attorney
In many cases, it is not uncommon for workers’ comp insurers to have adjusters contact claimants in an attempt to get them to settle their case early and on their own, oftentimes for much lower than what they actually deserve. This can be dangerous. Settling early can cause a person to be held financially liable for any medical expenses or losses which exceed the limits of their settlement.
For this reason, if you are contacted by a claims adjuster, it is highly recommended you do not agree to any settlements or authorizations of any kind and get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible. A lawyer can handle all negotiations and advocate for maximum compensation on your behalf, allowing you to focus on your recovery with peace of mind.
Get Alvandi Law Group on Your Side
At Alvandi Law Group, our Orange County workers’ compensation attorneys have tenaciously fought to protect the rights of injured California workers for more than a decade, securing more than $100 million in verdicts and settlements along the way. With offices in San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Orange County, our team can provide the support you need to get back on your feet as smoothly as possible.
We offer free consultations to all who approach us for help. Schedule yours today to get started.