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What Happens When Your Workers' Compensation Claim is Denied?

Workers’ compensation is there to protect you when you’re hurt on the job, but what happens when your claim is denied? We know this can be frustrating for employees, especially since you were relying on compensation for your medical care and time spent out of work. Here are a few of the most common reasons why claims are denied:

  • It wasn’t reported on time.
  • It wasn’t filed on time.
  • Employer disputes.
  • The claim isn’t compensable.
  • You didn’t receive medical treatment.
  • Insufficient evidence.

If your workers’ compensation claim was denied, there are a few things you’ll need to do to get the compensation that you are entitled to.

What to Do When Your Claim Is Denied:

  1. Speak with Your Employer – It’s possible that the denial was due to a simple clerical error or misunderstanding.
  2. File an Appeal – You will need to file for an appeal within 30 days of receiving your letter of denial.
  3. Collect Documentation – Find any documentation that relates to your workers’ compensation case, including medical records, work time sheets, etc.
  4. Contact an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney – The legal process behind filing for an appeal can be complicated and may involve a hearing before a judge. An experienced attorney will be able to help you every step of the way to ensure that you are following the correct procedures for appealing the decision.

Our attorneys are experienced in protecting your rights and helping clients receive maximum compensation for their claims. Give us a call at 1-888-GOT-HURT to schedule your FREE consultation with our car accident injury attorneys.