The Wyoming Division of Worker’s Compensation just made it harder for injured workers to object to adverse final determinations. The Division no longer includes an objection form with the final determination, so it is up to the injured worker to create their own written response and to object within fifteen (15) days or benefits can be forever lost.
The objection must be in writing and delivered to the Division. The objection can be faxed in, emailed, or written out on paper and mailed in to the Division. If mailed, the objection must be postmarked on the day set forth in the final determination. The key is that it makes it back in fifteen (15) days and objects to the correct final determination. Please see our form for the Division’s fax number and mailing address. Your correspondence from your claims analyst should have his or her email.
The objection MUST contain the injured worker’s name, claim number and the date of the final determination. In addition, it should identify the issue to be referred to hearing, the date the objection is due by, and the reason for objecting. The reason for objecting does not have to be fancy and can simply say that the injured worker disagrees with the final determination.
Whether you use U.S. Mail, email or fax, make sure and keep a copy of the objection and how you sent it in. If you have an attorney, then make sure he or she gets a copy too.
We have created a simple form that you can use to fill out to make sure you create a proper objection. It can be accessed by clicking here. Simply fill it out and deliver it to the Division and you will be good to go. No matter how you do it, just make sure it gets to the division within fifteen (15) days or your benefits can be forever lost.