If you are in the middle of a workers’ compensation claim, you likely have already experienced the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on your proceeding. Among other things, claimants are dealing with canceled court hearings, difficulty in receiving medical care and transportation problems triggered by the coronavirus. No matter what else is going on in your community and throughout the country, obtaining the benefits you deserve is critical, so if you’re unsure about what’s next, you should consult with your lawyer.
Various elements of the pandemic might present obstacles to your workers’ compensation action, such as:
Some slowdowns might be inevitable given the overwhelming scope of the pandemic, but a skillful workers’ compensation attorney can help you devise the best strategy for your claim going forward. Whether that involves pressing for a settlement, making use of technology or doing something else depends on your preferences and the circumstances surrounding your claim.
Goldschmid, Silver & Spindel advises clients on workers’ compensation matters and represents them in hearing and appeals. Please call 213-251-5900 or contact the firm online to schedule an appointment about your situation.