Having your workers’ compensation claim denied is stressful and can put you in a really tough spot. Medical bills are piling up, you’ve lost wages from not being able to work and you’re in desperate need of compensation. When a claim is denied, typically you’ll receive a letter detailing the reason why. If you believe the ruling was unfair or made in error, you have the opportunity to appeal the denial.
Here are some common reasons a work comp claim might be denied:
Were there any witnesses to the accident? If someone witnessed the accident that caused your injury, they could be very helpful with the appeal process.
Appealing your claim
If you weren’t able to prove your case the first time around, you might consider consulting an attorney. Obtaining legal representation can be very helpful; lawyers that focus on workers’ comp cases are experienced in this field and will be your best chance to win the appeal.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, P.C., we handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not get paid unless and until you receive a settlement or a jury award.
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