Having to deal with a workers’ compensation denial is difficult, emotionally, financially, and medically. When an injury happens on the job, things are supposed to happen in this manner:
The employer reports the injury to their workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
That carrier then begins paying the injured workers’ medical bills, as well as a percentage of his or her weekly income.
But things don’t always go so smoothly. Workers’ compensation insurers often deny claims, unnecessarily delay them or refuse to pay as much as the worker deserves.
Your first step is to get a lawyer’s help that is experienced with worker’s compensation denials as soon as possible. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help level the playing field against the insurance company and force them to begin taking your claim more seriously.
Your attorney will probably start by examining the reason for the denial. There are many reasons that workers' compensation insurance companies deny claims, from alleged failure to report the accident on time to a discrepancy between the accident report and your medical records. Your attorney will then determine a legal strategy based on the facts of your case.
With legal assistance, it is possible to have the denial reversed and get your benefits. However, it takes a strong, experienced lawyer to hold the insurance company accountable by starting the workers’ comp claim process to get an Administrative Judge to make the insurance company pay the benefits they should be paying.
The truth is that most people who have been hurt at work struggle to make ends meet. They worry how they are going to support their families, get medical treatment and even put food on the table. So it’s no wonder that they worry about the cost of a lawyer too.
If you are thinking about getting legal help with a workers’ compensation denial, you should know that you do not need to pay any money up front. The initial consultation is free, and cases are handled on a contingency basis. This means that we do not charge attorney’s fees unless and until we recover compensation on your behalf.
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