Workers’ Comp Lawyers Can Help If Your Surgery’s Been Denied

Our workplace injury attorneys will fight to protect your rights

If you sustained a workplace injury and your surgery or treatment has been rejected or delayed by the insurance company, a New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer can help you challenge that decision so that you can get appropriate medical treatment. Shebell & Shebell, LLC has been fighting for injured workers since 1927 and knows what it takes to get you the benefits you need and deserve. Find out how an experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney can help you. Contact us today for a free consultation. We have an office conveniently located in Shrewsbury.

Sustaining a work-related injury or illness is stressful enough, but if your condition requires surgery and you can’t get the surgery you need approved through workers’ comp – it can be shocking and upsetting. The New Jersey workers’ compensation system is supposed to help you, but how are you expected to recover and get back to work if your treatment or surgery has been denied?

Protect your rights and take strong action with Shebell & Shebell. When your employer or their insurer refuses to pay for your treatment, our New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyers can review the details of your case and discuss the best ways to move forward.

Does workers’ comp pay for surgery?

Workers’ compensation is supposed to cover the cost of all your necessary medical expenses for any injuries you sustained that arose out of your employment. For a variety of different reasons, employers and insurers often refuse to pay for recommended treatment – even if it includes surgery and it’s viewed as the best possible way to treat your injury.

If your treatment has been denied by workers’ comp, it doesn’t mean you can’t challenge that decision and use many options at our lawyers’ disposal, including potentially sending you for a second opinion or filing motions with the Court to challenge any denials based on legal grounds.

A good way to make sure you’re taking the right steps to get your treatment or surgery approved is to let an experienced New Jersey workers’ compensation attorney guide you through the process.

What kind of work injuries require surgery?

Doctors recommend surgery for a variety of injuries sustained by workers in New Jersey.  Having represented injured workers since 1927, our firm has seen our patients go through a wide range of surgery to treat their injuries.

A lot of workers who sustain a work-related injury end up needing surgery to treat the condition. Unfortunately, our firm has also witnessed employers or insurance companies try to make the process of obtaining surgery far more difficult.

Some of the most common surgeries associated with workplace injuries that our firm has fought to have approved over the years include:

  • Spinal Fusion Surgery ; and
    • Other types of Neck Surgery also referred to as Cervical Spine Surgery
    • Other types of Back Surgery also referred to as Lumbar Spine Surgery
  • Surgery for Herniated Disc also referred to as Microdiscectomy Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery ; and
    • Other types of Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Knee Surgery (which may include for injuries like a torn meniscus, torn ACL or torn MCL)
  • Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Ankle Surgery
  • Hand Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Eye/Cornea Surgery
  • Nerve Entrapment Surgery

No matter what type of surgery you need to treat your workplace injury, our New Jersey workers’ compensation attorneys can review the details of your case and see what steps you can take to best assist you and get your surgery approved. As a family-run business, we care about you and your family. It gives us great pride to fight for injured workers throughout New Jersey.

Why was my surgery denied by workers’ comp?

Some of the reasons an insurance company will deny or delay surgery for your workplace injury include:

  • They believe you have a pre-existing condition.
  • They don’t think your injury is work-related.
  • They don’t think the surgery will be effective.
  • They deem the surgery as experimental.
  • The doctor who recommended the surgery isn’t considered authorized by the insurance company.
  • They want you to get a second opinion to try to find a doctor who will say the surgery isn’t necessary.

While these may sometimes be reasonable grounds to deny your surgery, insurers will often use these tactics to reject your surgery to save on costs and protect profits.

Get a workers’ compensation lawyer to move your case forward

When the future of your health and finances is being impacted by decisions that your boss and their insurance company make, it’s critical that you know your rights and take every step possible to protect those rights.

At Shebell & Shebell, our workers’ compensation lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help you challenge a denied or delayed surgery and develop a strategy to get you the medical treatment you need to recover from your work injury.

See what an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can do for you. Contact us today for your free consultation. Let our family help yours.

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