Workers Compensation Bad Faith
Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has filed suit against Hartford Underwriters Insurance Company, The Hartford Financial Services Group d/b/a The Hartford and their adjuster, Connie Owens. The case was filed in Harris County District Court in Houston, Texas. The suit alleges that the Defendants engaged in conduct in violation of Arizona law.
This suit was filed to collect a legal debt and damages due and owing Doyle LLP’s Client because of Defendants’ wrongful acts in handling of her claim for an on-the-job injury. The Defendants, individually and/or collectively, engaged in conduct that wrongfully denied and/or unreasonably delayed payment of workers’ compensation benefits for workplace injuries sustained by the client.
Doyle LLP’s Client was injured in the course and scope of her employment on or about May 10, 2013. Rather than properly investigate and adjust her workers’ compensation claim to ensure she would receive the medical, financial, and other benefits to which she was entitled as a beneficiary of the workers’ compensation promised to her and her co-workers, without a reasonable basis or adequate investigation, Defendants chose to continue to deny timely approval and payment of the medical care and insurance benefits to which she was entitled. Specifically, the Defendants issued multiple denials of benefits that had the effect of denying all benefits.
As a direct result of the numerous delays and denials, Doyle LLP’s Client was forced to hire and pay a lawyer to help her secure the workers’ compensation benefits to which she was entitled. After proceeding through all preliminary proceedings before the Industrial Commission of Arizona, she was able to secure a binding final determination from the Industrial Commission of Arizona, ordering payment of the long overdue benefits. The Award by the Industrial Commission of Arizona exhausted all available administrative remedies. However, the delays had consequences on Doyle LLP’s client. They caused her to suffer damages separate and distinct from her on-the-job injury, including but not limited to pain and suffering, mental anguish, credit damage, lost future and past wages, permanent impairment, lost enjoyment of life, and out-of-pocket expenses.
Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers is honored to represent injured workers’ who fall victim to predatory practices by workers’ compensation insurance carriers. If you have suffered because of the denial of a workers’ compensation claim, contact us without delay to discuss your legal rights.