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 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 and your claim form not being filled out correctly or sufficiently.
However, your claim being denied does not mean that you do not have a compelling case. Gilbert, Blaszcyk & Milburn, LLP will work diligently so you may receive your deserved compensation for your injuries. Our workers compensation denial lawyers are here to listen to your case and help plan your legal actions.
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. 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 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.
If you have any questions, please call either of our offices and speak to one of our attorneys
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