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How do I fight a workers’ compensation claim denial?

| Sep 14, 2016 | Workers' Compensation

If you have been injured at work, the last thing you want to think about is your workers’ compensation claim being denied. In other words, you may have been receiving benefits and you were still unable to return to work, but your benefits were suddenly cut off.

The workers’ compensation process can be difficult to navigate, especially if you have never had to file a claim before. At Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., we work to get injured workers the money and other benefits they deserve.

The first thing to do after you receiving notice that your claim has been denied is to notify your workers’ compensation lawyer. He or she will gather the information and facts to determine if the insurance company and your employer are trying to say that you were not injured at work or that your injury was not as severe as you claimed. Then the denial can be fought with facts.

Here are some other reasons why a claim may be denied:

— Your injury was not reported in time

— Your claim was not filed in time

— The injury was not covered by workers’ compensation

— You received no medical care

— You did not provide evidence that the injury was related to work

If necessary, the case can be taken in front of the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission for a hearing. You want an attorney representing you who has experience in these hearings, and you only have 30 days to appeal a denial.

If you want to learn more about workers’ compensation appeals and how they work, simply look at our webpages dedicated to the topic.

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