Declining Workers Compensation Reform

Law Offices Of Kropach & Kropach

There is little you can do for your family when you are injured at work. An injury prevents you from functioning normally. Not only is your job negatively affected, but your family and private life are also affected negatively. It is a complete shift in lifestyle from working every day to having to take time off. You start to worry about your injury and what it will do to you and your family’s future. The last thing you want to worry about is whether your job’s insurance is going to help you with the basic payments of medical, right? Our workers compensation lawyers in Los Angeles, CA at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach is to tell you the ugly truth: workers compensation insurance is out for their bottom line.

Working against you

Workers compensation is insurance. Insurance companies are in the business of keeping people covered in times of medical need, but that doesn’t mean they are ready to let you have all the benefits you deserve. In fact, just like any business, insurance companies are for their bottom line. They still need to make money off of you and your other colleagues. How can they make money if they provide you with all the perks? This is why you need a strong advocate on your side. Our Los Angeles workers compensation attorneys have the resources and education to ensure that you are getting the respect you deserve. We will work tirelessly and aggressively to ensure that you are getting the financial compensation necessary for you to recover and heal from your work injury.

California is known for its progressive stance on most issues, but workers compensation has had a harder battle in the state. Since 2003 new rules and regulations have eroded the rights and protections of workers:

  • In 2003 new rules placed caps on physical therapy to 24 sessions for the life of the claim.
  • In 2004, new rules placed a 2-year time limit on benefits to temporarily disabled workers.
  • In 2012, insurers’ increased their use of independent medical reviewers to resolve treatment disputes. The issue with the medical reviewer is they only see the patient once; there is no medical history with the patient. Insurers are relying on doctors who are unfamiliar with patients and treating their word as the end all be all. As a patient, this is very concerning because your real doctor knows all the nuances of your case but is not allowed to speak for you.

There have been few amendments to those regulations, but at the end of the day, the system is not constructed to be on your side. Our Los Angeles workers compensation lawyers at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach are on your side. We know the physical and mental hardships of getting injured and fighting a system that doesn’t see you. We see you and we are ready to get you the compensation you deserve. Call 818-609-7005 or click here to start a conversation with our workers compensation attorney at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach in Los Angeles today.

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