Denied Workers' Compensation Claims
Schuylkill County Attorney Handling Appeals
Were you injured at work and was your workers' compensation claim denied?
Our Schuylkill County workers' compensation attorney at The Law Offices
of Anthony Urban, P.C. can help. We are committed to standing up for the
rights of injured workers.
With more than 50 years of experience, we are highly familiar with the
most common reasons claims are denied and how to appeal them.
Common Reasons Claims Are Denied
If you were denied benefits, do not get discouraged. Many initial workers'
compensation claims that are denied end up being approved. Though not
all cases are successful, our Schuylkill County injury lawyer and team
work tirelessly to see that we exhaust all avenues of resolution when
attempting to secure the benefits you deserve.
There are any number of reasons that an initial workers' compensation claim
could be denied, such as:
Timing: Injured employees are required to report their injuries to their employers
and file a formal report with the employer as soon as possible. The later
the injury report is made, the less likely you are to receive benefits.
Employers are required to report on-the-job injuries to their workers'
compensation insurance companies and the state in the same time frame
in the event that a workers' compensation case is started.
Disagreement over the injury: In some cases, an employer may refuse to accept that an injury happened
at work or at all. When an employer denies responsibility, it may make
it more difficult for you to get workers' compensation benefits. Our firm
can work to obtain any and all documentation of the accident, including
witness statements and doctor's reports that state how the injury occurred at work.
Pre-existing conditions: An employer may claim that an injury is part of a pre-existing condition
and did not aggravate that condition. It may require us to provide previous
medical records and documentation of your condition, and new materials
from doctors and specialists detailing how your injury is the result of
the recent on-the-job incident.
Appealing Workers' Compensation Claim Denials
It is important to take immediate action if your claim has been denied.
There are strict time limitations during which appeals can be filed. Our
Schuylkill County workers’ compensation lawyer can begin the process
by speaking with your employer or the employer's workers' comp insurance
carrier to determine if a mistake was made or the denial was made for
another reason. Regardless of where your claim appeal is being heard,
our firm can fight for you at every stage of the case.
To learn more about how we handle denied workers' compensation claims,
contact our firm at (888) 268-0023 for a