Gallagher Bassett Defense Base Act Claims
It is unfortunately common for injured workers to experience delays and denials when dealing with Gallagher Bassett. This insurance claims services provider continues to be one of the largest third-party administrators (TPA) in the United States according to Business Insurance. With a company that size, comes access to powerful resources that benefit their clients. Who are Gallagher Bassett’s clients? Well, they represent your employer, not you.
When Gallagher Bassett is not paying your DBA claim, it is time to take aggressive action to get the compensation you and your family deserve. At Grossman Attorneys at Law, we have the skill, experience, and passion to litigate your DBA claim to a successful resolution.
Who Is Gallagher Bassett and What Do They Do?
Gallagher Bassett is a massive TPA that employers hire to handle their workers’ compensation claims. A TPA is not an insurance company. Rather, Gallagher Bassett manages insurance claims and offers risk control services for businesses across many different industries. If you are injured while working and file a Defense Base Act (DBA) claim, Gallagher Bassett is responsible for handling the paperwork, communicating between insurance companies and lawyers, coordinating your medical care, and making payments to you.
Similar to an insurance claims adjuster, Gallagher Bassett wants to settle claims in a way that favors their client, meaning they want to minimize costs for your employer. As a result, Gallagher Bassett payouts are often low and fail to fully compensate injured workers for their injuries.
When Gallagher Bassett takes over a DBA claim, they have the power to do any of the following:
- Conduct investigations around your claim;
- Interview you;
- Gather evidence and witness statements;
- Manage your medical care;
- Permit you to see only their selected physicians;
- Approve or deny medical treatment, physical therapy, or doctors’ visits; and
- Negotiate claim settlements.
Gallagher Bassett is tasked with finding the information they can use to minimize or deny your DBA claim.
Why Isn’t Gallagher Bassett Paying My Claim?
Gallagher Bassett’s goal is to protect your employer, not injured workers. They are not a neutral third party but instead are hired to protect your employer from having to make large payouts for job-related injuries. To achieve this, Gallagher Bassett performs extensive investigations, uses negotiating tactics, and litigates, if necessary.
If Gallagher Bassett is either offering you a low settlement or denying your DBA claim, schedule a consultation with a DBA lawyer.
Should I Hire a Lawyer for My Gallagher Bassett DBA Claim?
If Gallagher Bassett is not paying your DBA claim, you want a lawyer who will stand up against such a large company. Remember, your employer is their client. You need someone representing you.
It can be intimidating and overwhelming working with a representative from Gallagher Bassett. They often ask probing questions and apply unnecessary pressure to get the information they want. It is important to remember that you have the right to not say or do anything that could negatively impact your claim. You also have the right to be represented by a lawyer.
A DBA lawyer is essential to maximizing the amount of your claim. Not only can they speak directly to Gallagher Bassett on your behalf, but an experienced DBA lawyer knows what information you should provide and actions to take to reach a favorable outcome.
An attorney can also explain and advise you on your options, whether that be settling your claim or going to court.
Let Our Defense Base Act Attorneys Represent You Against Gallagher Bassett
At Grossman Attorneys at Law, we know DBA claims inside and out. We take an aggressive approach fighting against large companies like Gallagher Bassett. Our attorneys are familiar with their tactics, but more importantly, we know how to get around them. Each of our attorneys is a skilled litigator and negotiator who will zealously represent you, whether that be in court or during negotiations. We will never pressure you to settle if litigation is the best option for your recovery.
Lead attorney Howard S. Grossman has spent over 25 years litigating workers’ compensation claims on behalf of his clients.
When you hire Grossman Attorneys at Law, you have access to us 24/7. There are no attorneys’ fees or costs for our services unless we win your case.
If Gallagher Bassett is standing in the way of your financial compensation for a work-related injury, call us now or fill out our online form. You will speak directly with one of our lawyers. It’s your future. Let us help you protect it.