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What can attorneys do for denied workers’ compensation claims?

On Behalf of | May 23, 2022 | Workers' Compensation

When you got hurt on the job, you thought the entire situation was straightforward. Your boss knew that you got hurt at work, and they assured you that you’d be able to get workers’ compensation.

That’s why you were so surprised when the workers’ compensation claim you made was denied. Your injuries happened at work, so you’re not sure what the problem is.

Now may be a good time to talk to your workers’ compensation attorney.

What can a workers’ compensation attorney do for you after a denied claim?

A workers’ compensation attorney can do a few different things to help you in this kind of situation.

First, an attorney will go over your basic rights with you. What is workers’ compensation, and when does it come into play? They’ll look at your general claim to determine if you have a right to seek compensation to begin with.

After doing this, the attorney will look at the denial. What did the workers’ compensation insurance agency need from you to approve the claim? Is there a discrepancy, or was there a misunderstanding?

If you need to appeal the decision, then your attorney can help you build your appeal to give you a better chance of getting it approved.

Remember, the workers’ compensation insurance company is representing your employer and not you. Although the coverage is there for people in your situation, it isn’t always easy to get it approved.

What do you need to take to your attorney’s office?

If you have received a denial of your workers’ compensation claim, it is worth taking that denial to your attorney’s office as soon as you can. You only have a limited amount of time to make a claim.

You may need to collect further medical information or details about the incident to get your claim to go through. Your attorney will talk to you about all of your options and help you find the best method of seeking compensation for your injuries. This situation is frustrating, but with help, you can fight for the compensation that you deserve.