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Delayed Workers’ Compensation Claims

What is the Workers' Compensation 90-Day Rule?

In California, workers’ compensation insurance companies must respond to all workers’ comp claims within 90 days. If your claim isn’t denied within 90 days, it will be presumed accepted. Additionally, while the insurer makes its decision, they are responsible for paying your medical bills up to $10,000—even if they end up denying your claim.

If it’s been more than 90 days and you have not received a decision (or payments) on your workers’ compensation claim, or if you’ve received a Notice of Delay, contact Hinden & Breslavsky. Our Los Angeles delayed workers’ compensation claim lawyers can help you determine the best course of action going forward.

Call us at (323) 553-7560 to request a free consultation with a member of our legal team. You owe us nothing unless/until we successfully recover compensation on your behalf.

Understanding Your Rights

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system; this means that you do not have to prove that negligence or fault played any role in your injuries/illness. Instead, you must only show that your injuries/illness occurred while you were at work, as a result of your work-related duties, or while you were carrying out said duties.

One you have notified your employer of your injury/illness (within 30 days) and filed the DWC-1 form, your employer has 14 days to accept, deny, or delay your claim.

If your claim is delayed, there are a number of important things you should be aware of:

  • Your claim must be accepted or denied within 90 days
  • During the delay, you are eligible to receive up to $10,000 for your medical expense
  • The insurance company is not responsible for lost wages during the delay
  • You may be able to recover compensation for lost wages through the state’s disability program
  • You may need to visit a doctor chosen by your employer for your first visit, but you do not need to continue seeing this doctor; you may choose a doctor in the Medical Provider Network
  • You may need to be evaluated by a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) during the 90-day delay
  • If your claim is not denied within 90 days, it is presumed “compensable,” meaning you are eligible to receive benefits

Get Started on Your Case Today

Contact Our Workers' Comp Lawyers Today

The Los Angeles delayed workers’ compensation claim lawyers at Hinden & Breslavsky can help you if your claim has been denied. We understand the various processes involved and, with over 45 years of legal experience, we know what it takes to fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.

Our team has represented thousands of injured workers throughout California and successfully recovered over $900 million. We are prepared to guide you throughout each stage of the process, answering your questions and addressing your concerns along the way.

If your workers’ compensation claim was delayed, or if you have not yet received your rightful benefits, give us a call at (323) 553-7560. Your initial consultation is free.

Hear What Our Clients Say

  • “Not only are they the most dedicated to making sure our injured workers get the help they need, but they are greatly educated when it comes to the laws of workers comp.”

    - Melissa W.
  • “I finally have a resolution and can move on with my life and work on getting myself as back to normal as possible.”

    - Steve M.
  • “They are incredibly professional, patient and attentive and will fight until they get the best possible result.”

    - Lana B.
  • “The firm of Hinden and Breslavsky deserve a 5-star rating and I highly recommend them to everyone in need of legal counsel!”

    - Gloria H.
  • “They will get you your disability benefits as much as allowed under the law and they will never sell out.”

    - Arturo V.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • Multilingual Firm

    We offer services in English, Spanish, Russian, Hebrew & Farsi.

  • Aggressive Advocacy

    Our team will vigorously advocate on your behalf so that you can put all of your attention into your health.

  • Team-Based Approach

    When we represent you, all of our dedicated professionals will be behind your case.

  • Experience & Dedication

    With more than three decades of experience, we know what strategies are most effective for obtaining maximum compensation for our clients.

We Don't Just Seek Compensation We Strive to Help You Restore Your Dignity & Self-Esteem

At Hinden & Breslavsky, we will walk you step by step through the entire process and make sure that any questions you have are answered promptly.

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