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How To Take Action After A Workers’ Compensation Denial

Posted in Our Blog,Workers Compensation,Workplace Safety on January 9, 2017


When it comes to matters of workers’ compensation, you’ll always have something on your mind. Most importantly, you need to receive benefits without delay.

Here’s the problem with the workers’ compensation system: Even if you believe that you should receive benefits, this doesn’t always happen in a timely manner. There are many reasons for this, including the fact that your employer could fight back, stating that you were not injured on the job.

Here are some steps to take if your workers’ compensation claim has been denied:

– Contact your insurance company. In some cases, you can work out the problem by contacting the insurer directly. You may find that your claim was denied for a basic reason, such as a missing signature or document.

– Ask for the decision to be reconsidered. If you have new information, for example, you can ask your insurance company to reconsider their prior decision.

– Collect the necessary paperwork. If you have no other option, you’ll need to file an official appeal with your insurer. This means more paperwork, but it’s something you need to do.

– Gather more information. If you’re going to appeal a denied workers’ compensation claim, you want to do so by providing more information to backup your stance.

There is nothing worse when you’re waiting on benefits than to receive a letter stating that your workers’ compensation claim has been denied. This could make your life even more difficult, as you won’t have access to this money while you recover. Fortunately, you can always file an appeal with the hope of having the initial decision overturned.