WORK COMP: S.W. had an injury to his low back in Sept. 2010. Extensive nonsurgical medical treatment only gave him minor relief and surgery was ultimately recommended. The insurance company denied it, and in May 2014 Attorney Cuellar took them to court and won the surgery. All attorney fees had to be paid by the insurance company, none had to be paid by S.W. The insurance company recently denied some low back medical treatment again, and Attorney Cuellar again took them to work comp court and won the denied medical bills in early Sept. 2017. Again, all attorney fees had to be paid by the insurance company, and none by his client.
MORAL OF THE STORY: When medical bills are being denied in your work comp claim, if you go to court and win, or even settle on payment of the bills, the insurance company has to pay all your lawyer fees, not you!