If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, then you may be interested in working on an appeal. The appeals process can be daunting, especially if you’re already struggling with pain or disability.
You should know that you have the right to challenge any rejection of the disability benefits you need. While you may think that a denial is the end of your case, the reality is that you can appeal and potentially still get the compensation and benefits you deserve.
How often are workers’ compensation benefits denied?
The majority of workers’ compensation claims are denied. Why? The insurance company is a business and hopes that a denial will make you walk away without pursuing further options. Just denying a few people helps the insurance company save a lot of money, even though you may be qualified to receive benefits.
What should you do if your workers’ compensation application is denied?
If your workers’ compensation application is denied, don’t let it go. You may want to take your application to your attorney’s office to discuss your options.
With any denial, you should receive a letter that describes the reason that your claim was rejected. Your attorney can help you work on your claim to add more information or supporting evidence before submitting an appeal. That should help you have a better chance of receiving the benefits you want without a second rejection.
There could be several reasons that your claim was denied, so your attorney will do their best to explain those reasons to you and to mitigate them upon an appeal. Our website has more on what to do if your claim is denied despite suffering an injury in the course of your normal work.