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What to do in the event of a workers’ compensation denial

Imagine a situation in which you suffer an on-the-job injury and are unable to work as a result of your condition. While you hope to receive workers' compensation benefits as you recover, there is no guarantee this will happen.

If you receive a workers' compensation denial letter, don't give up just yet. By taking the right steps, you may be able to obtain benefits in the near future.

  • Contact your insurance company: It's possible you were denied because of a mix-up, such as a missing document or clerical error. One call to your insurance company can help clear the air.
  • Gather evidence: If your insurance company can't help, it's time to gather evidence related to your accident and injuries. For example, collect all your medical records and statements from witnesses.
  • File an appeal: By filing an appeal, you're formally asking the insurance company to reconsider their original decision. Even if this doesn't work, you can take the appeals process one step further by moving it to the court system.

It's never easy to deal with a workers' compensation denial, as you're doing so while attempting to recover from a serious injury or illness. Even so, you shouldn't give up, as this could result in you missing out on thousands of dollars that could help you maintain financial stability.

Don't assume that your employer will do what's best for you, as this is likely to cost them money. If you don't receive a workers' compensation approval, learn more about your legal rights and how to file an appeal.

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