Posted by Bob Edens & filed under workers' compensation attorney .

Workers' CompInsurance adjusters will do everything they can to deny a workers' comp claim so the company can line its pockets. That is why the insurance industry is worth trillions of dollars, and the CEOs are some of the highest-paid compared to other sectors. So even if you are eligible for workers’ comp, their adjusters will do almost anything to boost their employers’ bottom line.

 

If you find yourself in this situation, consider hiring experienced Antioch workers' comp lawyers.

Common Tactics Adjusters Use To Deny Workers’ Comp Claims

A workers' comp claim or benefits may be denied due to a lack of documents or technical errors. But they may also use underhanded tactics to set the stage for a denial. Some of them include:

Insisting They Need A ‘Recorded Statement’

An insurance adjuster that insists they need your recorded statement before they can proceed does not have your best interests at heart. Nothing in the workers’ comp statute says you need to provide one even if the insurance company has a policy. It doesn't mean injured workers have to oblige and failure to do so is NOT grounds for legal denial.

 

Antioch workers' comp lawyers will tell you that if an adjuster asks for a recorded statement post-accident, you may not be in the right state of mind to answer questions. In this case, they may pounce and make you incriminate yourself on the recorded statement. You will give up your rights if you agree to this, and you don't have to.

 

The adjuster may also trick you into denying your claim during the interrogation. This includes giving you misleading advice meant to disorient or confuse you into trusting them. Remember, they work for the insurance company, not you. Ensuring you get compensated is the last thing on their mind.

Telling You That the Settlement Offer Is ‘Reasonable’

The insurance company cannot verify that the settlement amount is fair and reasonable even if their adjusters claim so. Just ask them if they can verify their claim, and you will get your answer. They cannot prove that anyone with similar injuries can never receive more than their offer.

 

However, you won't realize you are being fooled unless you are skilled at negotiating and settling workers' comp claims. Without using skilled Antioch workers' comp lawyers who can negotiate a better settlement, you may end up accepting a sum that is far less than what is expected from such injury claims.

 

The bottom line is that you don't have to give a recorded statement or negotiate a settlement with the insurance adjuster. You aren't obliged to, and you do more harm than good. At this point, you should stand your ground and refuse to speak to the adjuster till you have your attorney present. Your employer and the insurance agency can afford it, so you shouldn't hesitate.

Contact The Law Offices Of Robert T. Edens For A Consultation Today!

If your employer is refusing to compensate you for a workplace injury or the insurance company is trying to deny your claim without cause, contact The Law Offices of Robert T. Edens today. Our highly experienced lawyers have represented people like you backed into a corner by insurance adjusters. You don't have to give them any information that you are uncomfortable divulging. Contact us for a consultation today. We can develop a strategy to ensure you get the max compensation you deserve.