Denied Workers' Compensation Claims
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Thousands of workers' compensation claims are filed every year due to
workplace injuries sustained by employees who are on the job. Although most of these injury claims are valid, many of them may still be denied by employers. There are a number of reasons why employers may choose to deny a compensation claim, so if you have been injured at work, learn what these reasons are-as well as what your
employee's rights are-so that you can have the best chance of filing a successful workers' comp claim.
Reasons for Workers' Comp Denials
One of the main reasons a claim is denied is because it was filed late. After a workplace injury, an employee must report their injury to their employer immediately. Oftentimes, when an injury is reported more than 30 days after the accident occurred, the employee's claim may be denied. Employers also tend to be wary of the validity of employees' claims out of concern that he or she may be trying to "work the system" and gain payment for a phony injury, or gain more compensation than they need. If you have been injured, immediate and straightforward communication with your employer could help secure their trust.
Your claim could also be denied simply because your employer does not want to handle the extra expense. Granting workers' comp can cause an employer's insurance rates to rise, so they may attempt to deny your claim or offer you minimal compensation. You should not accept either. If your claim has been denied, you may be able to file an appeal. Find out more by consulting with a
Walnut Creek workers' comp lawyer as soon as possible.
Experienced & Dedicated Workers' Comp Attorney in Walnut Creek
At the Law Offices of Jonathan Brand, a workers' comp lawyer could aggressively represent you in case your workers' comp claim has been denied. As a seasoned lawyer with more than 20 years of experience, attorney Jonathan Brand could build a strong case proving the validity of your claim. With skilled legal assistance, you could fight for the compensation you need.
Call today to contact a Walnut Creek workers' comp lawyer
from the firm. With such excellent legal representation, you could win the payout you deserve after you workplace injury.