What if My Company Denied My Workers’ Compensation Claim?
If your benefit claim is denied, get an experienced Nebraska workers’ compensation attorney on your side immediately to file legal proceedings.
Workers’ compensation benefits in Nebraska provide a safety net for injured employees. When on-the-job accidents or illnesses occur, benefits help cover your lost wages, medical expenses, and other costs. Unfortunately, in too many cases, claims end up being denied. When this happens, our experienced Nebraska workers’ compensation attorneys provide the guidance you need in filing legal proceedings.
Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 23,000 workers in Nebraska suffer job related injuries each year. If you are in an accident or are exposed to hazardous substances on the job, you need to report it immediately to your employer. You should also seek medical attention as soon as possible from an approved medical provider. Failing to do either of these things can jeopardize your rights to workers’ compensation benefits. Other common reasons for workers’ compensation claim denials include
● Your employer failed to submit the appropriate forms;
● You failed to respond to requests from your employer or workers’ compensation administrators;
● You injury or illness resulted from a pre-existing condition;
● It is alleged that your injury occurred as the result of deliberate actions, reckless disregard for safety, or due to your being intoxicated at the time;
● It is alleged that you suffered physical limitations which you failed to disclose to your employer when you were hired.
At this point, you need to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney so that they can begin reviewing your case and gathering the evidence needed for your appeal.
Litigating Your Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim
If your claim continues to be denied, you have the right to a formal hearing with the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court (WCC). Your attorney will present evidence and argue your case before a judge. If a judge rules against you, you have 30 days to dispute the matter through the Nebraska Court of Appeals.
Reach Out to Our Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Today
Andres Law Offices, PC LLO provides the trusted representation you need when you are injured on the job, whether you are just beginning the process of filing a claim or have already been denied benefits. Get the maximum amount you are entitled to in your claim. Contact our Nebraska workers’ compensation attorney and request a consultation today.