How should you know when it is time to file a workers’ compensation claim? You should file a claim if you are injured on the job or within the scope of your job. Most states require businesses and employers to have insurance in case employees become ill or injured. Oftentimes, people are denied their compensation, but this does not mean you won’t be covered. Here at Gordon Law, we help employees get the coverage they need to help take care of their medical expenses and time off from work.
Will My Workers’ Compensation Claims Be Denied?
The answer isn’t black and white here because each claim is unique from the other. Your workers’ compensation claim could be denied if your employers find you weren’t working on the clock during the time of your injury. Insurance workers on these claims are hesitant to pay out claims, especially those that are long-term and costly. You can appeal this decision through appeals processes; most people hire legal professionals to help them.
What To Do If Denied Workers’ Compensation Claims?
If you were denied compensation, the first thing you should do is make sure that you filed your claim on time. Make sure that it is accurately documented with your employer and that you have a copy as well.
You should also continue receiving your medical care when you first go in from your injury. Whatever health concerns that need to be addressed should be stated here. You don’t want to pause from treatments of any kind; this makes the claim more complex and out of your control. If your doctor suggests that you stay home, make sure to follow suggestions. Common reasons that people are denied compensation claims include:
- Your employer disputes the claim.
- The claim is not filed timely.
- Your injury or illness was pre-existing or not work-related.
- No medical treatment or your injury not compensable.
- Not enough evidence that the injury was work-related.
Get Legal Help For Your Workers’ Compensation Claims
There are a few steps that follow at this point. For most of it, we highly suggest you hire a legal professional to help guide you through while appealing your workers’ comp denial. There are attorneys who specialize in helping with these claims. Get someone on the winning team by your side to get you the justice you deserve.
The process includes a few hearings and important documents to be filed, and it can be complicated. Each state has different laws and processes for handling cases. Make sure that you have everything documented, from the hospital records of your injury to the timesheet you had for that day.
Here at Gordon Law, we want to help you overturn this decision. With the help of an aggressive and effective attorney who is experienced in this field, you can trust that we have your back. We want to fight for you to make sure you have what you need to get the proper treatment and time you need to heal. Contact us now to learn more about how we can help you!