Q: Do I need to hire a lawyer or I should try to solve a issue with Work Compensation Insurance company by myself ?
Hello. I had an accedent in July which happened at my work place. I'm a bartender. I had a left hand laceration and needed to go to emergency immediately. After First Aid help I was transported to a hospital where I received a surgery. My doctor was absolutely defined that I should not do anything with my hand for at least 6 weeks. After the procedure I was directed to orthopedic therapy . The work comp stated "Were denying all indemnity(though not medical)because "We have no medical evidence to support work related disability". I do have photo materials .
Since I haven't work for so long I was hoping that the insurance would support me financially for my personal needs and bills. What can I do to change their decision?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated ! Thank you!
A: Based on your information it sounds like you did not submit any medical documentation with the workers' comp claim. Photographs are helpful, but you need a medical doctor to provide a written opinion/prognosis to establish a disability of any nature (temporary, permanent, partial or total disability).
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