In most cases, the Insurance company will have you evaluated by their doctors so they can produce medical evidence justifying a reduction in week-to-week wage replacement benefits. If you get a letter to attend an Independent Medical Examiner (IME), you must attend and if there is an issue, our staff can assist you in the exam. You are allowed to videotape your exam if you tell the doctor’s office and you are allowed to bring a chaperone to witness the exam with you. Likely you will be asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding your claim and it must be filled out as completely as possible.
For example, if they ask you about prior accidents, including ones not work related, you must fully answer the questions since the Insurance company can use this form against you later. Once their IME says you have a lower degree of disability, they will likely request a hearing to reduce your benefits and our attorneys can fight for you at these hearings to maximize your benefit.
New York Attorneys Assist You If Your Benefits Have Been Cut
We have decades of experience dealing with Workers’ Compensation insurance companies
After suffering a workplace injury, it is common for the insurance company to wrongfully cut, deny or terminate benefits. Insurance companies frequently dispute legitimate claims, requiring you to put forth efforts to get your entitlements back. At Severance, Burko, Spalter, Masone, Laurette PC, our attorneys and legal staff have successfully fought for and obtained benefit reinstatement for injured workers throughout New York.
Contact our offices today we will help you reclaim your benefits
If your benefits have been cut it is important to get in touch with an attorney to explore your legal options. At Severance, Burko, Spalter & Masone, PC we have over 35 years of experience handling workers’ compensation and disability claims from filing to settlement or judgment and appeals. We represent clients on a contingency fee basis so you pay no attorney’s fee unless we recover for you. Call us today at (718) 625-2300 to set up an appointment at our Brooklyn or Staten Island offices.