Important Workers’ Compensation Deadlines
From the Experienced Texas Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Bailey & Galyen
When you suffer an injury at work, there are specific tasks that you must complete according to a well-defined timetable. If you fail to meet these deadlines, you may be disqualified from receiving benefits for which you would otherwise qualify. This page identifies many of these critical deadlines. To ensure that your rights are protected, you want to work with an experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney.
At the law office of Bailey & Galyen, we offer more than 50 years of combined experience to people who have suffered injuries on the job. We take a comprehensive approach to workers’ compensation, taking the time to learn all the details of your case so that we can clearly identify your case’s strengths and weaknesses, and take the right measures to protect your interests. We will conduct a thorough assessment of your claim, helping you understand your options as well as your chances of success. We have successfully assisted hundreds of injured workers with all aspects of workers’ compensation claims.
Critical Deadlines When Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim
There are many important dates to remember when pursuing workers’ compensation benefits. Among the most important are:
- The requirement that you notify your employer within 30 days of your injury or your diagnosis of an occupational illness
- The need to file a report of your injury with the Division of Workers’ Compensation within one year of the accident or diagnosis
- The deadline of 90 days to dispute an impairment rating given by a treating physician
- The requirement that you challenge the denial of a request to change your treating doctor within 10 days of the notice of denial
- The filing of a response to the insurance carrier’s request for a required medical examination within 10 days
Additional deadlines are imposed if you appeal the denial of a claim.
- You must exchange all documentation you plan to use at a benefit review conference with the insurance carrier at least 14 days before the conference.
- If you seek a contested case hearing, you must exchange documentation you want to use at that hearing with the insurance carrier within 15 days of the benefit review conference.
- You must file any appeal of the decision at the contested case hearing within 15 days of the decision.
- Any request for judicial review in state court must be filed within 30 days of a prior decision.
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