Wyoming Workers’ Compensation Attorney
Wyoming Workers’ Compensation is also referred to as Workers Comp or Workmans Comp
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 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.
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.
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 at Plains Law Offices, LLP.