Has the Division denied medical care or disability benefits?
If you have received a Final Determination from the Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Division denying you medical treatment or disability benefits, you need Plains Law Offices, LLP!
Successful Workers’ Compensation litigation requires the services of an aggressive, knowledgeable lawyer. The attorneys at Plains Law Offices, LLP have been representing injured employees for over 20 years. We have extensive knowledge and experience with the Wyoming Workers’ Compensation system. If you have been denied workers’ compensation benefits, call the attorneys at Plains Law Offices, LLP!
A Final Determination denying workers’ compensation benefits requires a response within 15 days! Failure to timely request a hearing will result in loss of your right to a hearing on the issue. If you are uncertain of what to do, request a hearing! It is better to request a hearing and later withdraw the request, than to lose your right to a hearing. And don’t worry about the legal quagmire. In most cases you will have the right to a free lawyer, and Plains Law Offices, LLP will be on your side!
Understand the Rules, Procedures and Benefits
It is important to understand the rules, procedures and benefits you are entitled to through workers’ compensation. Division caseworkers, while helpful, 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 and contact an attorney right away. You only have 15 days to request a hearing, so don’t delay. Similarly, 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 should 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. Again, if you don’t understand the letter or have questions, call us at Plains Law Offices, LLP.
Wyoming workers’ compensation can be a confusing and intimidating process. So if you have questions, consult with a workers’ compensation attorney. Call Kenneth DeCock or Erin Mercer at Plains Law Offices, LLP.