What to do if You are Denied Workers’ Compensation
When you are injured at your place of work, you are owed workers’ compensation. However, sometimes there are difficulties getting the compensation you require to pay medical bills and other expenses. Here are the steps to take if you are denied.
Figure Out Why
Before you can proceed any further, you need to determine why you were denied. Typical reasons why a denial takes place include:
- The claim was filed past the deadline
- Employer disputes your claim
- Lack of evidence injury took place on the worksite
- No medical treatment was necessary
File an Appeal
Once you know why you were denied, you can file an appeal to the proper sources to try to get your compensation again. This document should outline that the denial was unjustified and why you, in fact, need compensation. If you need assistance with drafting this appeal, you can hire an attorney to assist you throughout the process. Additionally, you need to make sure you file this paperwork within 30 days of the denial. You will be out of luck if you file later than 30 days.
It is frustrating to be denied compensation when you were injured as a result of workplace negligence. Fortunately, you can gain legal assistance by calling Stafford, Neal & Soule SC.