What to Expect with a Nebraska Workers’ Comp Claim

When you are injured on the job, the workers’ compensation insurance company will investigate the claim and decide whether or not to cooperate. Nebraska workers’ compensation claims usually follow one of two patterns:

1. The insurance company completely denies the claim from the outset and refuses to make a payment of any kind. This can happen if you have a previous injury or a co-worker (or co-workers) claim you were hurt off the job.

If this happens, your choice is to either live with the denial or hire an attorney. If you hire an attorney, a lawsuit will be filed against the employer in the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court. Unfortunately, this doesn’t provide a quick fix to the problem created by the denial of your claim. It usually takes several months to get a court date.

2. In many cases, the insurance company cooperates in the early stages by paying medical bills and benefits. However, the insurance company at anytime can cut off the payments and cease cooperating. The insurance company can cut off your claim unilaterally without a court order.

A end to cooperation usually occurs because your claim begins to be too expensive for the insurance company. Perhaps one of your doctors has recommended a test or even surgery. In that case, the insurance company may decide to cease cooperating by either simply cutting off all payments or setting you up with a doctor of their choice for a second opinion. In most cases, the doctor selected by the insurance company most likely will side with them.

If your Nebraska workers’ compensation claim is denied, please feel free to call me at 1-888-402-4878 (HURT.) The first phone call is free and all of our fees are based upon a percentage of recovery.

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Lincoln, NE 68510
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