Today, the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth received a notification letter from a large, national insurance company denying our workers’ compensation client temporary disability (TD) benefits because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our client was on modified work duty while recovering from surgery when the company he worked for closed because of the outbreak. The insurance company is arguing that our client’s modified work duty is no longer valid because the company is not currently in operation and is therefore not eligible for any TD benefits. This assertion by the insurance company is outrageous.
The insurance company in question has no legal basis for refusing disability payments to our client Using the Covid-19 emergency as an excuse to deny the benefits of an injured worker is unacceptable. The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth will be taking immediate action to hold the insurance company accountable for this unconscionable decision.
It’s very possible that other national insurance companies will use this same argument to begin denying workers’ compensation benefits to other injured workers across California. Injured workers without legal representation could face a denial and have no one on their side to advocate for them in their time of need. If you or someone you know has had workers’ compensation benefits denied “due to the coronavirus”, contact the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth today at 888-517-9888. Our workers’ compensation attorneys will stand up to the insurance companies and fight to get you the benefits you deserve.