Have you been denied workers' compensation benefits after filling a claim? Have your workers' compensation payments stopped, even if you're still too ill to return to work?
If this is the case for you, it's possible you're eligible for a workers' compensation lawsuit. Millions of people are injured on the job every year--You may be eligible for compensation if your claim was denied.
Reasons for a Workers' Compensation Claim Denial
There are many reasons why a claim could be denied. Here are some of the most common denial causes:
- You passed your statute of limitations. Every state has a specific timeframe for filing for workers' comp. Act too late and you could lose your eligibility.
- You are not a full-time employee. Seasonal workers usually do not qualify for a workers' compensation claim.
- Something went wrong with your paperwork. If you did not file correctly, your claim will be denied.
- The insurance company does not think your injury warrants benefits. If your employer's insurer believes you're not medically eligible, you'll be denied and need to fight the claim.
Getting Help With Your Claim
If your claim has been denied and you need assistance receiving the benefits you need, you should consider filing a workers' compensation claim with the help of a licensed workers' comp attorney. A workers' compensation attorney can help you navigate the denial process and work to get you the benefits you need.
Here is a little more information on facing a denial in your home state:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia