As someone who has been working for your employer for many years, the last thing you expected when you got hurt was that your workers' compensation claim would be denied. You were in the heart of the action, working on a long-term project for your employer. There's no reason for a denial, in your opinion.
If your workers' compensation claim has been denied, it's important for you to seek help. You shouldn't have to go without financial support for medical care or lost wages because of simple misunderstandings or red tape. There are a few reasons you might have had your claim denied, which your attorney can help you appeal.
Why would a workers' compensation claim be denied?
Some common reasons for workers' compensation claims to be denied include:
- Suffering an injury that isn't compensable
- Employers disputing the claim
- Failing to file the claim in a timely manner
- Not reporting the injury in a timely manner
- Not seeking medical treatment
- Not providing evidence that the injury is related to your job
The good news about a denial is that you do have a right to appeal it. You should report the denial to your attorney immediately, so you can sit down and talk about the best way to appeal it. Usually, providing more medical evidence and support for the claim will help you get your claim approved through the workers' compensation insurance agency. If not, your attorney can help you further pursue a claim through the appropriate channels, so you can get the compensation and support you need as soon as possible.