Workers Compensation Bad Faith
Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has filed suit against The Arizona School Alliance for Workers’ Compensation, Inc. and its adjuster, Melissa Willingham. The case was filed in Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix, Arizona. The suit alleges that the Defendants violated the duty of good faith and fair dealing by denying workers’ compensation benefits.
Doyle LLP’s Client, a loyal and hard-working employee of Phoenix ESD No. 1, was injured in the course and scope of his employment on or about October 17, 2013, when he fell. The fall resulted in injuries to his right ankle, both knees, right shoulder, and body.
Doyle LLP’s Client’s claim, which arose from a fall and resulted in well-documented injuries, was initially accepted by the Defendants. However, subsequently the Defendants began to ignore their obligation to timely and appropriately approve reasonable and necessary medical treatment and income benefits and terminated benefits.
Rather than properly investigate and adjust Doyle LLP’s Client’s workers’ compensation claim to ensure he would receive the medical treatment and income benefits to which he was entitled as a beneficiary of the workers’ compensation promised to the employees of Phoenix ESD No. 1, without a reasonable basis or adequate investigation, The Arizona School Alliance chose to continue to deny timely payment of the insurance benefits to which he was entitled. The Arizona School Alliance and its agents instead refused to approve medical treatment and issue payments owed to him. As a direct result, Doyle LLP’s Client was forced to hire and pay a lawyer to help him secure the workers’ compensation benefits to which he was entitled. It was only through proceedings before the Industrial Commission of Arizona and with the assistance of an attorney that he was able to force The Arizona School Alliance to reverse its denial. Indeed, on August 10, 2015 and October 14, 2016, The Arizona School Alliance was ordered to pay the long overdue benefits in awards issued by the Industrial Commission of Arizona.
Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers focuses its practice on representing injured workers’ who suffer from wrongful denials of their workers’ compensation claims. If you or someone you know has suffered from the denial or delay of workers’ compensation benefits, you may be entitled to damages caused by the insurance company’s wrongful conduct.