Workers’ Compensation Denials
Schuylkill County Workers’ Comp Appeal Attorneys
If you were seriously injured at work but your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, this is not the end of your road to recovery. You may be able to obtain the benefits you need—and rightfully deserve—by filing an appeal. The workers’ comp appeals process can be complex, however, and your interests may be best served by involving an attorney who has experience with these cases.
The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C. is a law firm that focuses on a range of work-related legal matters including denied workers’ compensation claims. If you believe you have a valid claim and it has been turned away, we understand how to appeal the denial and fight for your right to fair and just compensation. Our workers’ compensation denial lawyer will work directly with you to determine a personalized solution that works best for your case.
At The Law Offices of Anthony Urban, P.C., we can:
- Determine why your workers’ comp claim was denied,
- Gather necessary documentation/information to support your appeal, and
- File an appeal and represent you at any resulting hearings/court proceedings.
How Do I Know My Claim Has Been Denied?
When you file a workers’ compensation claim following an on-the-job injury, your employer has 21 days to deny or accept the claim. If your claim has been denied, your employer will provide you with a Notice of Workers’ Compensation Denial in addition to sending a copy of the denial to the Workers’ Compensation Board. Once you receive this notice in the mail, it should include information on how to appeal the claim.
Why Are Workers’ Comp Claims Denied?
Workers’ compensation denials are actually relatively common. Many initial claims are denied but are later approved once errors are corrected or additional evidence is provided. Because we have extensive experience with workers’ compensation claims and appeals in Schuylkill County, Northumberland County, and throughout Pennsylvania, our attorneys can accurately determine the reason for a denial and devise a strategy to seek a positive result.
Workers’ comp claims may be denied because:
- A worker waited too long to report the injury to his/her employer.
- The employer alleges that the injury is not work-related.
- The employer or workers’ comp insurance company alleges the injury stemmed from a pre-existing condition or previous injury.
- The workers’ comp insurance company alleges fraud on the part of the injured worker.
While you can tackle the appeals process on your own, working with an attorney can give you an edge that will make it more likely for your claim to be accepted the second time around. If you are unsure whether you would like to enlist legal help, consulting with a workers’ compensation denial lawyer near you is a great way to determine whether you would benefit from representation.
File an Appeal with Our Schuylkill County Firm on Your Side
Whether it is a simple mistake or your employer or their insurer is actively trying to deny a valid claim, you can count on our Schuylkill County workers’ comp appeal lawyers to aggressively assert your rights and interests. We can file an appeal and pursue a better outcome—one that includes the full payment of your workers’ comp benefits.
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