Can a Workers Comp Case Be Reopened in Utah?
Injuries and illnesses change. That means the amount you need in workers compensation benefits can change. Even if you’re on temporary disability, it may take you longer to heal than your doctors originally thought.
In certain cases, it may be necessary to reopen your Utah workers comp case to get the benefits you need. You should know it is possible, but you might need some help. Call Craig Swapp & Associates for help. We can show you what you need to do. All it takes is one call, that’s all.
When a Workers Comp Case Can Be Reopened
In certain cases, you or your employer may try to make a change to your case while you’re receiving workers compensation. While all changes must be made through the Utah Labor Commission, either party or the insurer can file to reopen the case and change it.
This can happen for a variety of reasons, but most commonly, one of the following situations has occurred:
- Your condition has worsened.
- Your employer believes you’re able to return to work.
- The insurance company believes you’ve committed fraud.
In any of these cases, your workman’s comp claim could be reopened. While some work comp settlements might prevent you from seeking further compensation, you will likely have the opportunity.
Reopening Your Utah Workers Compensation Claim
If you’re interested in filing to reopen your Utah workers comp case, you may need to speak to a lawyer. While the Labor Commission does provide the information you need to get started, a lawyer can help you review your claim and prepare for the review process, which is likely to be difficult.
You’ll also be expected to prove that you need further compensation. You’ll likely need substantial medical evidence, as well as any other evidence that can show that you’re still hurt and in need of not just the compensation you were awarded, but more.
In such cases, this is the likely process: You and your lawyer will go before the Labor Commission, present your evidence, and receive an answer on whether you will receive further compensation.
Our Firm Knows How to Help
While this process may be familiar to you, it’s difficult when you’re still suffering from your on-the-job injuries. At Craig Swapp & Associates, we’re confident that we can help you get the workers comp benefits you truly need.
If you’re struggling with understanding whether a workers comp case can be reopened in Utah, know that you have help on your side. If your case needs to be or is being reopened, call us at 1-800-404-9000 or fill out our online contact form below for a free consultation.