If you are injured on the job, it’s your hope that you are able to file a workers’ compensation claim and receive benefits in the near future.
However, this is easier said than done. Even if you think it’s clear that you should receive benefits, there are many things that can lead to a denial. If this happens, you need to reassess your situation and decide what to do next.
Here are some of the most common causes of a workers’ compensation denial:
— You did not report the injury on time.
— You did not file your claim on time.
— Your employer disputes the claim, such as by fighting that you were not actually injured on the job.
— You did not receive medical treatment after the accident.
— You suffered a non compensable injury.
While these are among the most common reasons for a workers’ compensation claim denial, there are many others that could stand in your way.
Regardless of the reason for your denial, it will be outlined in the letter that you receive by mail. Along with this, you’ll learn more about your options for filing an appeal.
If you know that you are in position to receive workers’ compensation benefits, you should not give up until you succeed. If you do, you could be leaving a lot of money on the table. Not to mention the fact that this will make your life more challenging as you recover.
If you can’t make any progress on your own, it may be time to learn more about your legal rights. You have the right to workers’ compensation and you need to receive benefits as soon as possible.
Source: FindLaw, “Workers’ Comp Denied? Here Are Your Next Steps,” accessed May 17, 2017