Denver Reopen A Closed Case Lawyer
Broomfield Workers' Compensation Attorney
After settling a claim or receiving a decision on your workers’ compensation case, you may need additional treatment if your injury has worsened or has led to a disability. Unless you have signed an agreement that waives your rights, you may be entitled to additional compensation for your injuries. At the Law Office of Steven H. Gurwin, we are experienced in handling workers’ compensation cases at all stages of development from the initial filing of a claim, through the appeals process, or in the event that you need to reopen a case.
Our firm has over 25 years of experience and can effectively reopen your case to maximize your benefits claims. Contact us today to assert your rights and reopen a case.
Even if you have already received a settlement or compensation, you can still pursue additional compensation for a worsened medical condition. Our firm will assist in collecting all necessary evidence and documentation to prove that your injury has worsened, including the opinion of an authorized medical provider or the opinion of a family doctor or independent examiner.
In order to reopen a closed case for a worsened medical condition, our attorneys will:
- File a Petition to Reopen on your behalf, including the doctor’s report stating that your condition or injury has worsened
- Respond to the insurance company if your claim is denied or seek to increase compensation if your benefits are inadequate
- Set your matter for hearing in the event that your claim is denied
- Help you collect lost wages if you are unable to work and your physical restrictions have increased
It can be difficult to reopen a case. Most Petitions to Reopen are denied the first time. We will take a strategic and aggressive approach to present the evidence of your injury and your need to maximize your compensation. Once your case is reopened you may be entitled to additional medical benefits, lost wages, and permanent disability. Our primary attorney has over 25 years of experience, including five years as a workers’ comp judge. He knows how to effectively approach a claim to maximize available benefits.