When you suffer an injury at work, it can lead to complications in different areas of your life. You may find yourself dealing with medical bills you cannot pay, painful injuries and ongoing complications due to lost wages. Thankfully, many injured workers find support through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance.
You may believe that you have a valid claim, but it can be disheartening to learn that your workers’ compensation claim came back denied. While you may feel as if this could be the end of the road for you, that is not the case. There are legal options available to you through which you can continue your fight for the full and fair recovery you deserve. You do not have to walk through the aftermath of a work accident alone.
After a denial
Workers’ compensation benefits are often available for individuals who suffered an injury or illness as a result of their job, or those with a preexisting medical condition that became because of one’s job. Even if you believe that you have a valid claim, that is no guarantee that the insurance company will view your case in the same way. Some of the common reasons why these types of claims come back denied include:
- There is insufficient medical evidence included in the claim.
- There is no evidence that suggests that the accident was work-related.
- There is no evidence that you required medical help after the accident.
- Your employer is denying the circumstances of your claim.
- There is incomplete or insufficient documentation included with the claim.
- There is no evidence to prove that the injury is compensable.
- There are discrepancies between the claim and medical reports.
A denied claim is not the end of the road for you. You have the right to continue your fight for benefits and support through the appeals process.
Fighting for what you need
The workers’ compensation claims process is complex, and you may benefit from having experienced guidance as you navigate it. An assessment of your case can provide you with insight regarding the best way you can protect your interests and increase your chance of success. With support, you can fight back after a denied claim and secure the help you need after a work accident.