Dealing With Claims Officials Who Don't Pay Attention

People aren't perfect, and even if you're working with an injury and/or disability compensation system that could make or break your chances at survival in the economy, you could run into people who make things difficult beyond just paperwork issues. Your information could be saved as a blank document by someone who doesn't know the system properly, or an official may disagree with the importance and potency of your evidence. Here are a few situations to watch out for when seeking injury compensation, along with ways to strengthen your argument.

Evidence Disagreements And System Requirements

For any major compensation system, you need to show official proof that a problem exists. The meaning of official can differ from system to system, but for most injury and disability systems, it means having an opinion from a licensed physician.

The best case scenario means having two or more physicians who have no known personal or professional relationship with each other on your side. If they can document evidence of the problem you're seeking compensation for, you have a better chance of being approved.

The compensation system still has to agree with your evidence. They will have their own medical professionals who will evaluate the evidence and decide whether or not you qualify under their requirements. In situations such as Veterans Affairs (VA) disability, you may even be sent to the system's contracted doctors. Your evidence will be compared against theirs.

Documentation Debates

If you have documentation that meets every part of their system needs, you have two major problems to consider:

A) They disagree with your doctors.

B) They didn't read the evidence.

A often requires a personal injury attorney. It's not easy to get the attention of a system that has millions of national applicants and hundreds of thousands at the state level, so if there's egregious wrongdoing, you will need a professional who already knows the next step.

That next step might be figuring out how to get a different doctor in the system or how to report the current doctor. An attorney will be able to point out the areas of your evidence that prove your point and show where the system's lawyer didn't quite catch the issue. If you're wrong and your evidence isn't good enough, the attorney can point you in the right direction to a medical professional with great success at winning over injury system decisions.

In situation B, overlooking or losing paperwork is a problem that has to be proven with emails showing the sent evidence, copies signed by claims officials showing that your information was received, or fax receipts. Missing paperwork issues that you're sure have been sent in and can prove with transcripts do not have to wait, but the system isn't going to show you the way to a fast resolution if they made the mistake.

A personal injury attorney can help you by making calls to the right offices and citing policies. Contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your claim and ways to get through paperwork nightmares.