Workers Compensation Claims Denied- Why?

Posted in Blog, Workers Compensation by on March 26th, 2013

scale_gavelHave you recently suffered an injury on your job in the Taunton/Raynham area, and filed your workers compensation claim? As you wait in expectation of receiving your compensation, a letter may arrive informing you that your claim has been denied. This could send you reeling, especially if your injury is of a nature that you could affect your life for quite some time. Why are claims denied? If your claim is denied are there any steps you may take to appeal the denial?

Some common reasons for workers compensation claims to be denied may be that your claim was not filed in the time that your state requires, that your employer did not report the injury in time, or that your employer is denying that the injury happened on the job. The reason why your  claim was denied will be included in the letter that you receive. If you are unclear as to why your claim was denied, it is best to consult with a legal advisor who can assist you with identifying the reasons behind your denial and whether or not you may be able to appeal.

If you decide to appeal this decision be sure that you have plenty of medical evidence to back up your claim. You may find it advantageous to seek out an attorney, as the process may be a confusing one and failure to complete certain steps properly may result in your appeal being denied- before you can even present your case before the judge.

At Wynn and Wynn we have a history of accomplishing what is best for our clients, and we are dedicated to assisting you through the entire process of filing your claim. Call us today to schedule a free consultation at 1-800-852-5211 or click here to schedule a consultation.

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