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Yes, your workers’ compensation claim could be denied

On Behalf of | Jan 5, 2017 | Firm News, workers' compensation

Imagine this scenario: you’re a hard working man or woman in a demanding industry, such as construction.

You put your heart and soul into your job, knowing that your work reflects on you as a person. Along with this, you take great pride in doing the right thing on behalf of your employer.

Then, one day, something terrible happens: you’re injured on the job.

If you find yourself in this situation, your life could be turned upside down. Not only will you require treatment for your injury, but this could impact your financial life if you’re unable to return to work. Subsequently, it can be difficult to make ends meet and care for your family.

Without delay, you realize that you can file for workers’ compensation benefits. This won’t replace your entire salary, but it will go a long way in keeping you above water until you’re able to return to work in some capacity.

Unfortunately, there are times when workers’ compensation claims are denied. Receiving a denial by mail will feel like a kick in the gut. After all, you were relying on the money to get by for the time being.

After a denial, you may feel like you’re getting the short end of the stick. The best example is when an employer arg ues that you were not injured at work. In this situation or if you were denied compensation for another reason, you may have options for appealing your denied claim.

If you have any questions or concerns with respect to workers’ compensation, don’t hesitate to learn more about how the system works and what to expect. Along with this, if your claim is denied and you need to file an appeal, you can work with a legal professional to learn about the next steps you can take.