Workers' Compensation is also referred to as Workers Comp
In Wyoming, workers compensation is a no-fault government run program designed to provide medical, mental health and wage loss assistance to injured workers. However, in reality, Wyoming Workers’ Compensation is just another insurance program, and not a very good one.
Suffering a work-related injury is hard on individuals and 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.
It is important that you understand the rules, procedures and benefits you are entitled to should you have a workers’ compensation claim. While your caseworker can be very helpful, they don’t always provide the best information for your situation. The Division does have a guide book that provides reasonable information for an injury worker. You should review this guide book if you have a workers’ compensation claim.
You will receive a Final Determination from the Division regarding all major events in your case. If you receive a Final Determination that you disagree with, be sure to request a hearing right away. You only have 15 days to request a hearing. If you don’t understand the Final Determination or are uncertain what to do, contact an attorney right away.
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 at Plains Law Offices, LLP.
The Wyoming State Bar does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert. Anyone considering hiring a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability, and not rely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.
Plains Law Offices, LLP has offices in Sheridan and Cheyenne, Wyoming. We serve clients throughout the State of Wyoming, including: Sheridan, Gillette, Newcastle, Sundance, Buffalo, Douglas, Lusk, Torrington, Powell, Cody, Riverton, Rock Springs, Worland, Lander, Laramie, Casper and Cheyenne.
The firm also serves the following Wyoming counties: Campbell, Sheridan, Johnson, Crook, Weston, Natrona, Laramie, Albany, Platte , Washakie, Niobrara, Park, Sweetwater, Goshen and Fremont