Workers’ Compensation Claim Denials
Many individuals do not know how to properly file their workers’ compensation claim, which can result in the denial of the claim. You and your family may be depending on your workers’ compensation benefits to see you through a tough time.
Commonly, claims are denied for the following reasons:
- 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.
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 and experienced workers’ compensation attorney to give you the best chance for a successful claim.
You and your family are depending on workers’ comp benefits if you’ve been injured. Don’t take chances in your appeal after a denied workers’ comp claim. Give McAleer Law a call to help with your case.