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    by Aug 12, 20230 comments

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    What To Do If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied

    Facing a denial of your workers’ compensation claim can be a stressful and disheartening experience. After all, you’ve suffered an injury or illness related to your job, and you expected your claim to provide the necessary support during your recovery. When your claim is denied, it’s essential to understand that you have options, and with the right approach, you can still secure the benefits you deserve. 

    1. Understand The Reasons For Denial

    The first step in addressing a denied claim is to understand why it was denied in the first place. Insurance companies can deny claims for various reasons, including:

    • Lack of medical evidence to support the injury or illness.
    • Missed deadlines for filing the claim or reporting the injury.
    • Disputes over the cause of the injury, such as whether it is work-related.
    • Incomplete or inaccurate paperwork.
    • Failure to seek medical treatment promptly after the injury.

    By identifying the specific reason for the denial, you can better address the issue when appealing the decision.

    2. Consult Your Employer

    After receiving the denial notice, it’s crucial to have a conversation with your employer. They may be able to provide insights or assistance in addressing the denial. In some cases, errors or misunderstandings in the initial paperwork can be resolved with the help of your employer’s HR department.

    3. Seek Legal Representation

    If your initial efforts do not result in a successful claim, it’s advisable to seek legal representation. An experienced Palm Beach Gardens for the injured lawyer can navigate the complex system of workers’ compensation, and they can help you build a strong case for your appeal.

    4. Gather Additional Evidence

    To strengthen your case, you may need to gather additional evidence. This can include medical records, witness statements, and expert opinions to support the validity of your claim. Your attorney can guide you through this process and ensure you have the necessary documentation.

    5. File an Appeal

    The next step is to file an appeal with your state’s workers’ compensation board or commission. This process typically involves submitting a formal appeal, providing evidence, and attending a hearing to present your case. Your attorney will be instrumental in preparing your appeal and representing you during the hearing.

    6. Attend the Hearing

    During the hearing, you will have the opportunity to present your case before an administrative law judge. Your attorney will advocate on your behalf, presenting evidence and arguing why your claim should be approved. Be prepared to answer questions and provide testimony regarding your injury and the circumstances surrounding it.

    7. Be Patient

    The appeals process can take time, and it’s essential to be patient throughout the proceedings. Keep in mind that many denied claims are eventually approved through the appeals process with the assistance of an attorney.

    Seek Professional Help 

    There are challenges and frustrations that come with a denied workers’ compensation claim. Our experienced attorneys are here to help you navigate the appeals process, gather evidence, and present a compelling case to secure the benefits you deserve. Don’t let this stand in your way. Call the Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt now.

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    We have offices in Florida, Georgia and Illinois. It is not only important to talk to an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer when you have been hurt on the job, it is also the best way to make sure that you receive proper medical services and lost wages you are entitled to under the law. After all, the Workers’ Compensation law was created to protect you – the employee.

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