Workers Compensation

What to Do When Employers Fight Your Worker’s Comp Claim

Things can already be difficult enough when you’re injured on the job. However, filing an employer’s compensation claim and having your employer fight this process can be even more challenging.

You’re already fighting the pain of injury, in addition to battling mounting bills and expenses from your lack of wages. When you file a worker’s compensation claim, it’s critical to understand how to navigate the process to achieve the most favorable outcome.

This article will explain what to do when your employer fights your claim and how you can walk away with the compensation you deserve.

What Is Worker’s Compensation?

Worker’s compensation is a form of insurance through an employer that provides payment to individuals who are injured on the job. When you suffer an injury as a direct result of your work, it’s only fair that the employer continues to compensate you while you recover from your injury.

This is the purpose of worker’s compensation. It’s a system in place to ensure the fair treatment of workers. However, employers may fight this claim to avoid dispensing the funds required to pay you.

Why Was the Claim Denied?

Normally, when your claim is denied, it’s because of information your employer-provided during the investigation. These are some of the most common reasons for denial:

  • The injury was not reported within 30 days
  • Your employer stated the injury did not happen at work
  • The employer cited the lack of medical evidence to approve your claim
  • The employer stated there is no efficient evidence to prove the injury happened at work
  • The employer or worker’s comp insurance company is attempting to delay the claim in an effort to discourage you

Regardless of the reason you were denied, it’s important to be aware of how to combat the denial and obtain the proper outcome.

What to Do If You’re Denied

When you’re denied, you should take the following steps to promote the outcome you want:

  • File an appeal within 30 days. A three-member panel will analyze your appeal and make a decision based on the information in the appeal form.
  • If the board denies your appeal, you must take your case to the next level, which is typically through a higher court.

When you’re denied your claim, it’s important to have the right team on your side. Contact Grewer Law Group for all of your worker’s compensation claims, and we can help you obtain the outcome you deserve.

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