Why not? Because the insurance company needs to do everything it can to prevent you from getting benefits and medical treatment after an on the job injury - in fact, some would say they have a duty to their shareholders to pay you less - less medical treatment, less testing to find out the extent of the injury, less therapy, less monetary benefits. That's one of the many ways insurance companies make money.
Do they have a duty to take care of you? No. Do they have a duty to tell you the law ad your rights? They don't.
Will they outright lie to you? Hopefully not, but think of what they won't tell you:
- How the benefits vary from state to state and how and where you should file your workers compensation claim.
- How you can choose your own doctor in DC and Maryland.
- How you can take into account wages from a second job in calculating your workers comp benefits
Bottom line - you've entered a complicated system after a serious work injury. Workers comp insurance companies know that and use it to their advantage.
They are not there to help you. We are here to help you.
To find out more and get real information you can use to help you and your family today, call us at (202) 393-3320 so we can get you started with free guides, books and reports on the workers comp system.