If you were recently in an on-the-job accident, you might be worried about how you will get by financially while you heal. Luckily, personal injury law is on your side, and by filing a workers’ compensation claim, you can get the benefits you need. Unfortunately, though, in some cases, you may be faced with a denial. In these cases, here are some explanations and ways to proceed.
Why Do You Need Workers’ Compensation?
After an injury, you’ll likely face numerous expenses. These might include travel to and from the hospital, doctors’ bills, equipment associated with your recovery, and lost wages while you’re unable to work. Workers’ compensation provides the coverage you need to manage these expenses.
What Are Some Reasons Your Claim Might Be Denied?
There are numerous reasons you might not be awarded benefits upon the first application. For example, perhaps you didn’t file in accordance with your state’s statute of limitations, or you didn’t supply your employer with written notification of your injuries. You might also be denied if the insurance company believes your injuries were part of a preexisting condition or that they were sustained while you were off-the-clock or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
What Can You Do If Your Application Was Denied?
The wisest recourse after a denial is to hire a workers’ compensation lawyer. With their help, you can file a motion to appeal the decision. Once the motion has been processed, your attorney can use their legal knowledge and expertise to prove why you are deserving of benefits.
If you need help filing a workers’ compensation claim, turn to the professionals at Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC, in La Crosse and Eau Claire, WI. Since 1982, they have provided residents throughout the area with top-quality legal counsel and representation. Visit their website to explore their practice areas, and call (877) 784-1230 to discuss your needs and schedule an initial consultation.