Lawrence & Associates Get a Settlement for a Client After His Employer Denied Treatment and Refused To Pay Temporary Total Disability
Posted on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 9:29 am
Everyday employees are injured while on the job and everyday employers and insurance companies try to deny those injuries have happened on the job because they are trying to minimize the value of claims. Our goal is to help our clients get the medical care they need to recover as much as possible. We want to share a recent case we handled to give you an idea of what we can do for our clients. We will supply as many details as possible while still respecting our clients need for privacy.
Our client injured his back and neck lifting heavy equipment while working for his employer in Florence, Kentucky. Because he had a neck injury years beforehand, his employer denied all his treatment and refused to pay him Temporary Total Disability (TTD). He became desperate, unable to pay for his medical bills and unable to get treatment, although his doctor was recommending an immediate surgery. He also had no income, and his wife’s income alone was not enough to support their family.
What We Did
Lawrence & Associates filed our client’s claim and asked the Administrative Law Judge for an immediate hearing to determine whether our client was entitled to have the employer’s Workers’ Compensation carrier pay for his medical bills, and whether our client was entitled to TTD payments. It was crucial that we get our client’s claim decided immediately because he was in dire straits and was thinking of filing bankruptcy so his home wouldn’t be foreclosed on.
Lawrence & Associates won the claim and got our client the treatment he needed. He is still treating today and hopes to make a full recovery. Also, we forced the employer’s Workers’ Compensation carrier to pay back all of the TTD that our client should have been paid from the date he was first injured, and he was able to use that money to pay off or catch up the debts that had been troubling him.
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Lawrence & Associates have handled all types of workers’ compensation cases. Lawrence & Associates will work to build a strong and successful case for you.
Common Types of Work Injuries….
- Back injuries and herniated discs
- Head injuries and spinal cord injuries
- Meniscus tears and other knee injuries
- Shoulder injuries and rotator cuff damage
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Exposure to toxic substances, including chemicals and mold
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive motion injuries
- Construction accidents, including scaffolding collapses, falls and injuries caused by heavy equipment
- Broken bones
If you lost a loved one in a work accident, we may be able to help you obtain survivor’s benefits. We know that there is simply no amount of money that can replace your loss, but we will work hard to get you the resources you need to make ends meet and begin moving forward in life.
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