Injured employees often wonder why their attorneys are taking such a long time to complete their cases, and many mistakenly believe they are to blame for all of the delays in the process. Workers’ compensation attorneys experience the same kinds of difficulties as their customers. Workers’ compensation attorneys in California have very little control over the notoriously complicated and anti-worker legal framework that is California workers’ compensation.
So, what exactly is the hold-up here? There are many potential reasons. Keep reading to learn about a few of them. If you are dealing with any of them, then you can contact PLBSH at (800) 435-7542 to see how we can help.
It Might Be the Fault of the Insurance Company
The insurance company may be responsible for the delay, as they may send your file to an overloaded team that may not even be staffed with an insurance adjuster, or they may be entrusted with determining the most effective way to reject your workers’ compensation claim.
It Might Be the Fault of the Medical Team Handling Your Case
It is possible that the doctor is delaying the process because he or she is taking a long time to deliver required medical data. The doctor that your employer refers you to is dependent on the insurance companies for their livelihood, and as a result, they are more likely to act in the best interests of the insurance company. The team of doctors that the legal company employs, on the other hand, has demonstrated that they are committed to the best interests of the wounded worker.
The Court System Moves Slowly
The court system, which does not have nearly enough resources to deal with the huge number of appeals from valid claims that have been refused, might also be the reason of the delay. Even before the pandemic, they were not well-suited to handle these cases and they could go on for much longer than necessary.
During the pandemic and its recovery, the courts became even more overloaded with cases. As a result, we are seeing significant delays that can cause real issues for our clients.
Let Us Help You Through This
As you can see, there are a variety of factors that might cause a workers’ compensation case to be delayed. At PLBSH, we are an experienced workers’ compensation legal company that can help you through this difficult process. For decades, our committed attorneys have been assisting injured employees in navigating the tangle of workers’ compensation laws and regulations.
If you are ready to request a consultation with an attorney, call us at (800) 435-7542 right away.