Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Wyoming Workers’ Compensation is also referred to as Workers Comp or Workmans Comp

Being injured on the job is not an uncommon event. In Wyoming, workers compensation is a no-fault government run program designed to provide medical and financial assistance to injured workers.

Suffering a work-related injury is hard on families. Workers’ compensation benefits are not a true substitute for working as they cover only a percentage of lost wages. Being denied workers comp benefits can result in prolonged infirmity or financial ruin.

As in injured worker it is important to understand the workings of Wyoming workers’ compensation. The Division of Workers’ Compensation created a pamphlet outlining the benefits and procedures of the program, which can be viewed here.

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If you have been denied workers’ compensation benefits, you will receive a letter from the Division entitled Final Determination advising you of what benefits have been denied and the reason for the denial. Included with this letter will be a form asking if you agree or disagree with the Final Determination. You have only twenty (20) days to object, or disagree, with the Final Determination. Failure to reply within twenty days may result in your losing your right to a hearing. It is imperative that you assert your right to a hearing within the twenty day time limit. The form asks for the reason(s) that you disagree with the Final Determination, but it is not necessary for you state a reason.

If you have received a Final Determination regarding an Impairment Rating from the Division, this document will inform you of the rating you received and the benefits you are entitle to. You will also receive a form asking if you wish for a second opinion. We always recommend requesting a second opinion as workers’ compensation will accept whichever rate is highest.

Shortly after receiving notice of your impairment rating you will also receive a letter stating that your TTD (temporary total disability) benefits have been terminated. If you do not believe you are at MMI or Maximum Medical Improvement, you must disagree with this Final Determination and request a hearing.

Wyoming workers’ compensation can be a confusing and intimidating process. If you have questions that your caseworker cannot answer to your satisfaction, you should consult with a workers’ compensation attorney.

The attorneys at Plains Law Offices, LLP have an extensive knowledge of the Wyoming workers compensation system. If you have questions, call us. If you have been denied benefits, call us and will fight to get you all the benefits you are entitled to.

Prior to becoming a Workers’ Compensation Attorney, Erin Mercer spent numerous years working as a nurse and as head of the workers’ compensation division for a large Colorado corporation. Erin has an extensive knowledge of work related injuries and the Wyoming Workers’ Compensation system.

Kenneth DeCock is an accomplished trial attorney. Kenneth has tried many cases and an excellent record before the Office of Administrative Hearings, Medical Commission and the Wyoming Supreme Court. Kenneth has worked as a Workers’ Compensation lawyer for over ten years.

Erin and Kenneth work closely together, utilizing their skills and experience to ensure you receive all the benefits that you are entitled to. Erin & Kenneth represent clients throughout the State of Wyoming. Whether you live in Gillette, Cheyenne, Casper, Sheridan, Cody, Torrington, or any other Wyoming community, if you have been denied workers comp benefits, contact Plains Law Offices, LLP.