Filing for Workers’ Compensation: What Does a Form 63 Mean?
If you’re filing for workers’ compensation, chances are you’re going to be dealing with a lot of paperwork: some that you fill out and some that you will receive from an insurance carrier or employer. Paperwork is never fun. Especially when something as important as your workman’s compensation benefits is riding on it. The process can be made even more tedious by the fact that many of the forms are labeled by number rather than what it actually is they do. For example, you may come across a Form 63. But what does that mean? What is Form 63?
A Form 63 means that the insurance company is still investigating the claim and is accepting the claim in whole or in part for the time being. There are two sections in a Form 63.
Section 1: If section one has been checked, this means you will receive lost wages and medical compensation. If 90 days pass and the insurance company does not formally deny or accept your workers’ compensation claim, then the claim is deemed accepted.
Section 2: If section 2 is checked, then you will receive medical compensation but not lost wages.
The best way to navigate a workers’ comp claim is by working with an experienced attorney. We can help you understand exactly what paperwork you will encounter and what it means. Insurance carriers deal with these forms every day, but chances are you’ve never seen them before. Make sure you understand the process, every step of the way.
At Oxner + Permar we’re dedicated to making sure our clients have a fair understanding of their workers’ comp process and that you’re on an even playing field with the insurance carrier. If you have any questions, be sure to contact one of our experienced attorneys for a free consultation.