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Was your workers' comp claim denied?

If you have suffered workplace injuries that led to hospitalization and time away from work, you may be struggling to maintain financial stability. Although the workers’ compensation insurance program is a no-fault system, some claims are denied. When this happens, it can compromise your ability to take care of your family. There are many reasons for workers’ comp claims to be rejected, including some of them that involve requirements that were not met.

Some reasons for Workers’ compensation claim denials:

You are entitled to appeal the denial of a workers’ compensation benefits claim, but before you do, you may want to arrange a meeting with the insurer or your employer to make sure the rejection was not an administrative error. If you then want to proceed with an appeal, it may be wise to utilize the services of a seasoned workers’ compensation attorney to advocate for you and guide you through the administrative and legal procedures.

The letter that advised you of the denial will provide a date by which you can launch an appeal, and an experienced attorney will explain the process after assessing the viability of a claim. He or she will also make sure you have the necessary documentation to help prove eligibility for compensation. You may be required to go for further medical examinations, and you may want to obtain a copy of a signed time sheet to show that you were on duty at the time of the accident. Based on the state’s requirements for appeal of denied workers’ compensation claims, your lawyer will work toward the best possible outcome that may include fair compensation.