What If You Are Denied Benefits?

Although the workers' compensation process can be challenging, there is help available, and you can obtain benefits in most cases. Especially if you have been denied workers' compensation benefits on a viable claim, you need an experienced, dedicated team of lawyers to help protect your rights.

If you have been denied workers' compensation benefits, you have the right to have your case heard by a judge. You do not have to accept the denial without a fight. Our attorneys can help you get the compensation you need.

At Dawkins & Gowens Law Firm in Oklahoma City, our lawyers have the experience and knowledge to help you through the appeals process to increase your chances of obtaining benefits. We will explain the process to you and remain with you through every step of your case.

Denials

Although most people think of workers' compensation as coming from the employer, in most cases, it is the employer's insurance company making the decisions. The insurance adjuster is usually the one denying or minimizing claims.

What Can You Do?

Receiving a denial of a benefits claim does not mean you are not entitled to benefits. It just means there is more to the process.

If you have been denied benefits, our lawyers can file your appeal. It is critical to contact us right away. We have to file the appeal within 15 days of the previous decision, so there is literally no time to waste.

The initial appeal is heard by a "court en banc." This is a three-judge panel that will re-consider your case.

If the appeal and hearing with the court en banc is unsuccessful, we can take your case to the Court of Civil Appeals or other the Supreme Court of Oklahoma.

It is always better to work with us right from the beginning, as it is much easier to work up a winning appeal if we've been on the case from the beginning.

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Talk with a lawyer from our firm to discuss your workers' compensation case. Call 405-848-4444 (800-542-4424 toll free) or email us today.