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4 reasons used to deny workers’ compensation claims

On Behalf of | Feb 16, 2021 | Workers' Compensation

You know that you deserve workers’ compensation for getting injured on the job. You gave a lot to this company — including, now, your health — and you want your employer to respect that. Unfortunately, your claim is being denied.

Why is this happening?

The first step is to consider why the claim was denied. You can then start looking in to the options you have to appeal that decision or otherwise counter the denial. Here are a few reasons that employers and insurers might cite for a denial:

  1. They say you did not report the injury in time. It’s important to know about all of the deadlines you have to hit and to document the process so that you can show you did file the claim in the proper amount of time.
  2. They claim you didn’t get injured at work at all, but at home. They’re essentially accusing you of fraud. Witness statements, video footage and other types of proof can help show that the injury really did happen at work.
  3. They say you don’t qualify for compensation based on the type of injury you had. Working with a doctor who can back up your claim is important, as is working with an experienced attorney.
  4. They claim you never received medical treatment. Again, your records help considerably. You know you were hurt and that you visited the doctor, and having those files can silence this argument.

These are not the only reasons for denials, but they are four of the most common.

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