An LS-207 or Notice of Controversion Gives Notice that the Insurance Company is Not Paying for the Full Amount of Damages
Once you have filed a Defense Base Act claim, the insurance company will look over the information and issue its decision. If your claim is denied (or partially denied), you should receive an LS-207 or a Notice of Controversion. This gives you official notice that the insurance company is not paying for the full amount of damages in your case.
How Can an Insurance Company Deny Full Benefits for a Defense Base Act Injury?
As part of the Notice of Controversion, the insurer must explain why your injuries have not been fully covered. In some cases, victims may be denied benefits for injury to one body part but approved for another; for example, a claimant may have hurt his head, arm, and shoulder in a work accident, but only the head injury has been approved. The Notice of Controversion can also be used to oppose your rights to continued permanent total disability payments.
What To Do After You Have Received a Notice of Controversion
When you receive a Notice of Controversion, you should take action as soon as possible. You will be responsible for gathering evidence in your case to disprove the decision, including getting copies of your medical records, physician prognosis, and other documents that refute the specific reasons for your claim denial.
Once you have gathered your sources, you will need to request an informal conference with the United States Department of Labor to show evidence that supports your benefits request. This is a somewhat confusing process, and many injured workers make the mistake of going it alone. You should always seek an attorney’s advice before appealing or defending your Defense Base Act case, so fill out the quick contact form on this page to have us take a look at your Notice of Controversion and tell you what to do next.
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