March 17, 2021

What if my workers’ compensation claim was initially being paid but benefits have now stopped?

Workers’ compensation is intended to be temporary. It is designed to compensate you for losses due to your accident or illness while you are unable to work. The goal is to get you back to work as soon as medically possible, so payment will eventually stop.

They must provide you 30 days notice and a clear explanation of why your benefits are being stopped. Some common reasons include:

  • Your doctor determines you are able to return to work.
  • Your employer offers you light duty work that accommodates your health/physical condition.
  • A doctor determines you have reached maximum medical improvement.
  • Your employer’s insurance carrier says your injury did not occur at work.
  • The insurance company’s doctor reports you had a pre-existing condition.

If you believe your benefits have been stopped prematurely, contact Gingras, Thomsen & Wachs for a review of your case.