These days, with the busy lives people lead, many choose to eat at Church’s Chicken rather than eat at home. This means workers at a Church’s Chicken have to be vigilant to ensure they aren’t injured in the busy restaurant. It so easy for a patron to leave a bag or other obstacle by his or seat concealed from view but could cause a trip and fall accident to a busy Church ‘s Chicken member of staff. Slips and falls commonly take place when food and drink are spilt on the floor and there is no time to clean up.
These sorts of accidents can be serious, but Church’s Chicken should have all its workers covered by workers’ comp. insurance. However, the insurer doesn’t always make it easy for an injured employee to file a successful claim so if you have been injured at Church’s Chicken you should contact a worker’s comp. attorney to help you through the process.
Why Would I be Denied WC at Church’s Chicken?
There are a number of reasons why a Church’s Chicken employee may be denied worker’s compensation. These are:
- you didn’t report the accident to the deadline set by Church’s Chicken;
- you failed to file your worker’s comp. claim within your state’s statute of limitations;
- you didn’t provide enough evidence to prove your injury took place at Church’s Chicken.
Process to Follow if Denied a Claim at Church’s Chicken
As soon as you receive your denial letter from Church’s Chicken’s insurer you only have a short period to lodge an appeal, so this should be done quickly. The time given from after you received your denial letter will depend on your state. If you live in California, for example, you have 12 months to lodge an appeal. The Church’s Chicken insurer will tell you in the denial letter how you should lodge an appeal. There are a number of stages involved which are:
- mediation- when an independent mediator is brought in to help resolve the wc claim;
- formal hearing: this is the next step if mediation fails. the plaintiff is expected to provide all the evidence proving the accident took place while on the job at church’s chicken;
The workers’ comp. appeals board, or a selected panel of workers’ compensation judges, is the next stage if the formal hearing fails
If the above fails, an appeal can be made through the state’s court system
Contact a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Appeals are not easy processes to go through on your own, so the only way you can expect a successful resolution to your worker’s compensation claim is to ask an experienced worker’s comp. attorney to guide you through the process.
The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against Church’s Chicken, or another party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.