San Diego Independent Medical Review Lawyer
In 2013, the state initiated a new law requiring the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) to resolve disputes surrounding the medical treatment of injured employees through a process called Independent Medical Review (IMR). Although the IMR process was implemented to make the resolution of disputes more efficient and cost-effective, it has proven to be complicated and confusing for injured workers. At a time when an injured individual is faced with physical, financial, and emotional stresses, the thought of handling the legal process can be overwhelming.
The independent medical review attorneys in Los Angeles at the Mitchell Law Corporation are familiar with the stresses injured individuals face and can offer a helping hand through this difficult time. We are also very familiar with the IMR process and can help victims navigate the complex workers’ compensation system. For many years in California, we have successfully represented injured workers. Our experienced lawyers have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients’ damages.
Understanding How IMR Works
When an injured employee initially files a workers’ compensation claim, a request for medical treatment is submitted to the DWC. When the request is received, the DWC must review the request before approving it. If the request for care is not deemed medically necessary, the DWC may delay, deny or modify a treating physician’s request for medical treatment.
If you were injured at work and were notified that your request for medical care was denied, delayed or modified, you can ask for an independent medical review. By law, your employer is required to pay for an IMR. However, if your request for an IMR is met with resistance, do not wait to contact an aggressive independent medical review lawyer in San Diego at the Mitchell Law Corporation. We understand the IMR process can be daunting, but you do not have to go through the process alone. Upon hiring, we will handle every aspect of your case – from filing paperwork to negotiation talks with employers and the DWC.
Time is of the Essence
Time is of the essence. The longer you wait to contact one of our ethical independent medical review lawyers in Los Angeles, the harder it can be to get the funds you need for past, current, and future medical care. When you call our San Diego office at (619) 702-6518, we will gladly schedule you a free case review at a convenient time for you. If you are in the Los Angeles area and would like to arrange a free case consultation, please call (310) 442-9380. There is no obligation to hire us and all cases are taken on no win, no fee basis.