The Workers’ Compensation carrier, at some point during your claim, will likely attempt to reduce your weekly benefit amount. When you receive paperwork in the mail indicating that the insurance carrier is requesting a reduction or has already reduced your benefit, it usually means that a Workers’ Compensation hearing will be necessary. At the hearing, the insurance carrier’s attorney will make legal arguments supporting the reduction or suspension of benefits.
Receipt of the insurance carrier’s RFA-2 form is a red flag that you may need legal counsel to assist you. At our law offices, we can secure the necessary medical evidence to insure that the appropriate weekly rate is awarded. If a fair rate cannot be arrived at, medical testimony via deposition will likely be elicited from the doctors who have examined and offered opinions on degree of disability.
If you have been injured at work and have questions and/or problems with your weekly amount or have been recently reduced or suspended, please feel free to contact us for a free consultation.