Workers’ Compensation Claim Denials
Do you know how to properly file a workers' compensation claim? Probably not. Until you are faced with an on-the-job injury — unable to work, feeling buried under mounting medical bills and other expenses — you simply won't need to know how to do it.
You're not alone. Most people don't know how to properly file their workers’ compensation claim. Unfortunately, if you don't file properly, your claim could be denied. You and your family may be depending on your workers’ compensation benefits to see you through a tough time. So, how can you ensure that your claim is filed correctly so that you can get the compensation you're owed.
Common Reasons for Workers' Compensation Claim Denials in Georgia
Here are a few reasons your claim may be denied:
- Your injury is considered to not be work-related
- You did not have sufficient information, such as the notice of injury to your employer or medical evidence to prove a disability
- Your condition was pre-existing and not a result of a work-related incident
- Your insurer does not believe that you are factually injured
- Your claim was not filed on time
If your claim gets denied, the next step is to request a hearing from the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. At the hearing you may be required to present additional documentation to support your case. You may have to supply witnesses and testify before the board.
Fight Workers' Compensation Claim Denials with Help from an Attorney
Your employer and the insurance company are going to have trained attorneys available to them throughout the workers’ compensation process. And, although you can represent yourself at a denial hearing, we at McAleer Law feel you should be represented by an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to give you the best chance for a successful claim.
If you've been injured and cannot work, you and your family depend on workers' comp benefits to get through. Don’t take chances on your appeal after a denied workers’ comp claim. Give McAleer Law a call today. We are here for you, to help you get the best result for your case.