Being injured on the job can leave you with lost wages and medical expenses that you can’t afford, which is why workers’ compensation benefits exist. When you file a workers’ comp claim with your employer’s insurance company, you may be thrilled to have your claim accepted and start receiving your benefits.
But that feeling can be easily overturned when you receive notice that your benefits have been revoked or suspended. You did everything you thought you needed to, so what went wrong? Can the insurance company stop your payments out of the blue?
Common Reasons for Suspension of Benefits
The short answer is yes, the insurance company can revoke your payments and stop sending you weekly checks for workers’ comp. They may do this for seemingly no reason that is evident to you, which is why it’s crucial to retain the assistance of a seasoned workers’ compensation attorney in Georgia who can ensure that your rights to benefits are protected.
You are at risk of losing your workers’ comp benefits in Georgia if you:
Do not submit to reasonable medical services
Refuse to comply with a required medical exam
Do not follow your treating doctor’s recommendations
Don’t try a light-duty job; O.C.G.A. §34-9-240 states that an insurance company may suspend benefits if you refuse suitable work that is offered to you
The insurance company finds a reason to believe your injuries are not what you claim them to be
Keep in mind that insurance companies are notorious for going to any means necessary to stop payments so they maximize their own profits. Even if your benefits were suspended for a seemingly legitimate reason, you should always contact an attorney to learn more about why this happened and whether you have any options for legal recourse.
Protecting Your Workers’ Comp Benefits
If your benefits have been revoked, you should not hesitate to contact a workers’ compensation attorney for legal guidance. The legal team at The Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford is dedicated to ensuring that injured workers in Georgia obtain the benefits they need and deserve.
We will guide you through the process and offer you a personalized strategy for your situation to ensure that your rights to benefits are protected.
Contact The Law Offices of Nathaniel F. Hansford to get started on your case. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call and offer free case reviews.