Attorney for Sedgwick Workers’ Compensation Claims
Sedgwick is not an insurance company. It is a third party administrator (TPA) that handles workers’ compensation, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and short and long term disability insurance claims for employers and insurance companies.
Though the money to pay workers’ compensation benefits comes from the employer or insurance company, Sedgwick may have the authority to approve or deny a workers’ compensation claim or to determine how to manage the claim.
Sedgwick is one of the largest TPAs in the United States. It handles claims for workers’ compensation, car crashes, long-term disability, slip and falls, and other injuries for employers like AT&T, Delta Airlines, General Electric, Greyhound, United Healthcare, and many more. Its main competitors include Gallagher Bassett, Broadspire, and ESIS.
Workers compensation attorney Corey Pollard has helped many injured employees obtain benefits and Virginia workers compensation settlements in claims against Sedgwick. If you have any questions about workers’ comp, or are looking for high quality legal representation for a Sedgwick workers compensation claim, contact Corey Pollard today to schedule your free consultation.
What Does Sedgwick Do?
Sedgwick is not a neutral third party trying to determine what is fair for the employer, insurance company, and injured worker. Rather, Sedgwick and its thousands of employees pride themselves on helping their clients – employers and insurance companies – “experience some of the best outcomes and lowest overall claims costs.” Lower claims costs means less money in the pockets of injured workers.
For example, Sedgwick claims managers will decide whether to approve or deny authorization for doctor visits, surgeries, pain management, physical therapy, or prescription medication and will administer your wage loss payments when you’re out of work on disability. It will also decide which doctors and medical providers will be put on your panel of physicians following your work injury. Because Sedgwick is hired by your employer or its insurance carrier to handle its workers compensation matters, you need an attorney who has handled Sedgwick workers compensation claims to make sure that your claim is handled appropriately and in your best interests.
In our experience, Sedgwick is difficult for workers’ compensation claimants to deal with. It is difficult to get a response to questions regarding authorization of medical treatment and payment of wage loss benefits such as temporary total disability and temporary partial disability compensation. It may also be difficult to get a response from Sedgwick regarding the payment of permanent partial disability benefits. And when you do get a response, there may be no rational basis for Sedgwick’s denial of treatment or benefits.
Sedgwick has the resources to fight your workers’ compensation claim. It may use nurse case managers, adjusters, contracted physicians, defense attorneys, and private investigators to try to prove that you’re not disabled. But you don’t have to take on Sedgwick alone. We can help.
Contact attorney Corey Pollard today for help with your Sedgwick workers compensation claim in Virginia. We represent injured employees in Richmond, Petersburg, Fredericksburg, Roanoke, Prince William, Fairfax, Newport News, Hampton, Williamsburg, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake. And we want to help you get the benefits and workers compensation settlement you’re owed.
What Do I Do If I’ve Been Hurt on the Job and My Employer Uses Sedgwick?
You must report your work accident and all injuries you suffered in the accident as soon as possible. We recommend not only telling your supervisor about the accident and injuries but also sending a written report to your supervisor and safety manager and keep a copy for yourself. If you’re not sure what put in your work accident notice, contact an experienced attorney right away.
When you report the accident, ask your employer for the name of the claims administrator, a claim number, and a contact phone number. Your employer should have a specific phone number for Sedgwick. It’s in your best interest to reach out to an attorney before contacting Sedgwick.
Sedgwick has a claims office in Richmond, Virginia. You can mail correspondence to 1800 Bayberry Court, Suite 200, Henrico, VA 23226, or you can call 800-368-8002. Sedgwick has another office listed in Henrico, with a phone number of 804-673-5900.
Does Sedgwick Approve Workers Compensation Claims?
We are often contacted about Sedgwick workers compensation denials. And we can help.
Workers comp attorney Corey Pollard has handled numerous Sedgwick workers compensation claims and appeals throughout Virginia. Dealing with Sedgwick can be unpredictable, since they are sometimes following their client’s directions. And some Sedgwick clients can be more reasonable than others.
Contact us as soon as possible if your Sedgwick workers compensation claim or Sedgwick long term disability claim has been denied in Virginia. We charge no fees or costs unless we recover benefits or negotiate a settlement for you.
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We understand how stressful the days, weeks, and months following a work injury can be. And we want to help.
If you or a loved one is dealing with a Sedgwick workers compensation claim, contact us today for help with the workers compensation claims process. You’re not alone. We can help.
We also encourage you to post your thoughts or share your experience about dealing with Sedgwick with us. Even if we don’t represent you in a Sedgwick workers compensation claim, our goal is to educate claimants across the state about what they can expect when starting a Sedgwick workers compensation claim.
And remember, there is no fee unless we get benefits or compensation for you. You have nothing to lose. Call or email us today to get an experienced Sedgwick workers’ compensation lawyer in your corner!