Workers in various fields sustain injuries on the job, whether they lose the ability to walk, have brain trauma due to a serious head injury or suffer in some other manner. Workers’ compensation benefits help many injured workers recover in terms of their finances, emotions and physical well-being. Moreover, these benefits offer training for work in another field, a lifeline for many injured workers. Unfortunately, some people who apply for these benefits are turned down. If your claim was denied, do not give up just yet. Some injured workers are able to successfully appeal a denied claim.
In some instances, those who are wrongly denied are able to appeal the denial by turning to their state’s workers’ comp board. Speaking with a legal professional is very helpful for those who want to go over their options and the feasibility of appealing a denial. It is imperative to prepare carefully and gather any relevant information and evidence. Some people give up after their initial claim is denied, which is very unfortunate for those who have the ability to overturn the ruling and gain access to benefits that they desperately need.
Workers’ comp claims are denied for a host of reasons. Sometimes, injured workers wait too long to file a claim, which highlights how important it is to take action soon. In other instances, a lack of witnesses or discrepancy between medical records and accident reports result in the denial of claims. On our website, we cover many other legal topics related to applying for workers’ comp and recovering from a workplace injury.