In many cases involving a workplace injury, the injured worker receives full and fair financial compensation from the workers’ compensation system without running into any trouble.
However, in other cases, the worker — or his or her family — may find that the claim is denied or the amount of compensation is lowered in a way that seems unfair.
If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, or if you believe you are otherwise being treated unfairly by the workers’ compensation system, seek early legal advice. Otherwise, you run the risk of accepting a payout that does not accurately reflect the full extent of your injuries.
A workers’ compensation claim may be denied for any of the following reasons:
At the New Haven law firm of Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we have served injured people throughout Connecticut since 1988. Our attorneys have more than 150 years of combined experience helping clients recover the full compensation they deserve in personal injury and workers’ compensation claims.
We know that when dealing with workers’ compensation insurance companies it is not enough to say our clients suffered a serious injury at work; we need to prove it. Should you decide to hire our firm, we will review the facts of your case to determine why your claim was initially denied. Once we have that information, we can begin gathering the necessary information from your doctors and any reports of the accident at work to build a case for receiving benefits.
Sometimes recovering benefits is as simple as filing a new workers’ compensation claim with additional information about your workplace injuries. In other instances, it may be necessary to formally appeal the decision. Your attorney fees will be paid from the money you receive from your claim, so you do not need to worry about doing whatever is necessary to get the benefits you deserve. Let us help protect your rights as an injured employee.
To schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your denied workers’ compensation claim, contact Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., online or call us toll-free at 203-865-8430.
At Kennedy, Johnson, Schwab & Roberge, L.L.C., we handle all Denied Claims 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.