Workplace injuries are usually covered by an employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Many states require employers to be covered in accordance with the average level of risk for your particular injury. However, employees sometimes fear their workers’ compensation claims will be denied, and they will be forced to quit working as they recover. This fear prevents them from filing to begin with or could stop them from appealing a rejected claim.
If your workers’ comp claim was denied, you can appeal the decision; however, first, you need to determine why it was denied in the first place. Many times, this explanation will be given in the denial letter. You might have been denied for not meeting eligibility requirements, such as getting injured while engaging in “horseplay.” In other cases, you could be denied for one of the following reasons:
- Injury wasn’t reported on time
- Employer disputes claim
- Didn’t seek medical treatment
- Claim not filed on time
- Injury not compensable
- Insufficient evidence injury was work-related
After you understand why your claim was denied, you can begin to fight the decision. Talk to one of our skilled Richmond workers’ compensation attorneys about your case as soon as possible. Harbison & Kavanagh are dedicated to helping workers get the benefits they deserve. Let us take a look at your situation, and defend your rights in an appeals hearing. The appeals process varies by state and could involve bringing in additional evidence to support your claim. Let us see what we can do for you.
Contact us at (804) 823-2050 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation with us today.