What To Do If Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied
- October 22, 2018
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A Workers’ Compensation claim can be denied for several reasons. Typically, it is denied if the claim is not filed or reported on time. In some cases, the employer may dispute the claim by expressing doubt as to whether the accident actually happened at work and the injury was the result of the accident. Regardless of the reason for the denial, there are steps you can take to fight for the benefits you deserve.
Contact the appropriate party to discuss the denial: Speak to your employer or your employer’s Workers’ Compensation insurance carrier to know the actual reason for the denial. If your claim was denied due to errors in the paperwork, it can be easily rectified. However, if your employer is disputing your claim, you may want to discuss the best course of action with an attorney.
File a formal claim: You can file a formal claim with the help of an attorney. The attorney will file a claim and appear before an administrative law judge through the state labor department or the state’s Workers’ Compensation Board.
Keep thorough records: All the records related to your accident will be necessary to prove the authenticity of your accident and help you receive your rightful compensation. Make every effort to store and keep all the medical records and all accident-related documents.
Has your Workers’ Compensation claim been denied? Contact our attorneys as soon as possible. We will help you. At Rockland Injury Lawyers, our lawyers have the experience and skills to handle any Worker’s Compensation claim. If you are looking for strong and effective legal guidance, contact us immediately. Call 845-709-8005 or 800-940-1799 and schedule a consultation so we can discuss your options.