What To Do If Your Workers Compensation Claim is Denied
There could be many reasons why your workers compensation claim was denied. One of the most common reasons is that your claim might not have been filed in time. Many states require you to file for workers compensation as soon as possible, usually within the first few days of your accident. It is also possible that your employer disputes your claim of injury. More significant reasons include your injury possibly not happening at your workplace, your injury being a pre-existing condition or your claim form not being filled out correctly or sufficiently. Learn more about workers compensation laws and how they may impact your situation.
However, your workers compensation claim being denied does not mean that you do not have a compelling case. Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn, LLP will work diligently with you and pair you up with an expert workers compensation lawyer who will strive to get the proper compensation for your injury. We are here to listen to your case and help plan your legal actions in order to provide you with the best case possible.
Most businesses give denied employees the option to appeal their decision. Contacting your insurer to inquire why your benefits were denied is the first step you should take in this process. Your insurer can tell you in detail why your claim fell through. From that point, you and your workers comp denial lawyer can decide if the appeal is worth pursuing or if you need more information.
Your lawyer can also review your injury's medical documentation with your health provider. Together, they can determine if a more detailed or specific medical report should be submitted to the judge during your appeal trial. Deciding if there is sufficient evidence of your injury is another way your lawyer and health provider can help your workers compensation case. For these reasons, it is important to document being injured on the job, thus providing a more clear picture of your case. And be thorough. Do not leave out any details. You never know what aspect, big or small, could help you win your case.
Before your appeal trial, make sure you and your workers comp denial lawyer bring the necessary documentation to show the judge so the decision may be changed allowing you to receive your benefits. Ensuring you properly go step-by-step through the process is a huge aspect of our services. Our group of lawyers are wel-versed in the procedural process of a workers compensation case and will leave no stone un-turned.
If you have been injured on the job in New York or Long Island and your workers compensation was denied, contact a GB&M lawyer today. We have an experienced NYC workers comp denial lawyer ready to help your case and get you the benefits you deserve. Don't wait a moment longer.
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