For injured workers and individuals, filing a workers' compensation or personal injury claim is a complex process. Although it may seem like a good idea to forgo hiring a lawyer to save time or cut a few costs, many people who file on their own are denied and end up working with an attorney to appeal. By then the case may be compromised or hurt because of mistakes already made. It is important to hire an experienced workers' compensation attorney as soon after your injury as possible. Remember, not all attorneys understand and practice workers' compensation cases. You deserve an attorney who concentrates his practice in that area. The fees in workers' compensation cases are regulated so it doesn't cost you any more to hire an attorney who specializes in workers' compensation cases.
Whether you have already been denied workers' comp benefits or have yet to file a claim, we can provide you practical advice and guidance going forward. At Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC, we have helped numerous people in Wisconsin and Minnesota save time and money by filing for benefits correctly the first time through.
As a local firm, we understand the challenges facing individuals and workers in western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota and throughout the region. When you need to file a claim or appeal an initial denial, contact us. We offer free initial consultations and work on a contingency basis.
Call today by dialing 608-406-2282, or toll free at 866-821-1345. You can also reach us by completing our online contact form to discuss your workers' comp appeal.
Let Us Help You Receive The Benefits You Deserve
Many people reach out to our firm after their initial claims are denied. By helping clients appeal the initial denial, we can often provide the knowledge and resources needed to pursue a favorable outcome.
A few of the services we provide that can help with an appeal include:
- Gather all medical records
- Access personnel files
- Talk to witnesses or other employees to gather testimony
- File the formal application for a hearing before the administrative judge
- Gather expert medical testimony — this is essential to a successful case
- Advocate on the client's behalf during workers' compensation hearings
Don't Take No For An Answer
It's important for injured workers to remember that they have options after an initial claim is denied. In some cases, the insurance carrier may refuse benefits because the doctor's findings during an independent medical examination (IME) assert that an injury was pre-existing or ineligible for workers' comp benefits. At Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC, we know that an initial denial is not the end of the conversation. By filing an appeal, we can help you take action while presenting strong evidence during the administrative hearing.