Insurance Adjuster Tactics
The adjuster working on behalf of your employer's workers' compensation insurance provider will work to award you the least amount of compensation possible for your injuries you suffered on the job. They will work to minimize losses and close your claim as fast as possible. You need an advocate representing your rights when you are injured at work, which is why you should speak with an Atlanta workers' compensation lawyer as soon as you are hurt.
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These are some of the most common strategies used by insurance adjusters for you to be aware of. Speak with The Law Office of Brian H. Sumrall for further help with protecting your rights under workers' compensation.
- Because adjusters want to resolve cases quickly, they will often offer a settlement right away—you should not accept this offer without first consulting with an attorney.
- Adjusters will sometimes contest a referral your doctor makes to see another doctor or specialist which can delay your treatment.
- Similarly, adjusters can contact your doctor to make sure a referral is made to a specific doctor or physician.
- Adjusters can withhold benefits from injured workers in hopes that they will settle for less out of desperation.
- Your employer and insurance company may offer you reduced job duties to minimize their exposure for ongoing income benefits which may only be available temporarily.
- You may be offered a light-duty job with the expectation that you still will be unable to perform it, then argue that you are being unreasonable and unwilling to work.
- While the insurance company is entitled to investigate your injury claim, you should speak with an attorney before signing any medical release.
- A similar issue may arise when an adjuster asks for a recorded statement from you during their investigation. Speak with an Atlanta workers' compensation attorney before giving a statement.
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