It can be extremely frustrating to suffer an on the job injury. Depending on the severity, you may be unable to return to work in the near future.
With this in mind, you may realize that filing a claim for workers’ compensation benefits is the best thing you can do.
While you have every intention of receiving compensation in the near future, there is no way of knowing if this will happen. Here is why: Your claim could be denied for a number of reasons, such as if your employer states that you were not injured on the job.
Although this will add more stress to your life, remember this: You have the right to appeal a workers’ compensation denial.
With this, your goal is to have the denial overturned so that you can begin to receive compensation in the near future.
Tip: Don’t delay in learning more about your denial. Everything will be outlined in your denial letter, including the steps you should take if you want to file an appeal.
In most states, you only have so many days, such as 30, to file an appeal. For this reason, you need to act fast. Along with this, gather all the information necessary to prove that you should be receiving benefits.
The only thing worse than suffering a workplace injury is being denied for workers’ compensation benefits. If you end up in this unenviable position, don’t hesitate to learn why and then focus on your legal rights. You may need to fight for your rights if you want to receive compensation.
Source: FindLaw, “Workers’ Comp Denied? Here Are Your Next Steps,” accessed May 08, 2017