If you’re involved in a workers compensation claim that’s been denied, you know how stressful that can be – not only are you injured but you’re also left without adequate compensation. Workers compensation refers to the insurance that most employers are required to provide for employees who become injured on the job. In general, it stands in as a replacement for most (but not all) related lawsuits that you could bring against your employer. However, not all workers compensation claims are approved.
If your workers compensation claim has been denied, there are steps that you can take to appeal the decision:
- Contact your workers compensation insurer to ensure that your denied claim wasn’t the result of a simple clerical error or similar mistake;
- Request that your insurer reconsider the claim denial and provide the insurer with any newly acquired information regarding your case;
- Gather the necessary paperwork to proceed with an appeal – the procedure for appeals varies by state and must be closely adhered to; and
- Keep track of the evidence of your case, including medical records and evidence that the injury is work related.
If your workers compensation claim has been denied, you should should not hesitate to seek the expert advice of an experienced workers compensation attorney. The process of appeal can be complex, and the outcome is often uncertain. A lawyer skilled in workers compensation can guide your case all the way through the process of appeal – from contacting the workers compensation insurer on your behalf to gathering evidence and filing necessary documents. Most important of all, your workers compensation lawyer can skillfully represent your best interests at your appeal hearing.
Contact a New Jersey Workers Compensation Attorney Today
Workers compensation claims are difficult in their own right – you’ve been injured and that is never easy. But when your claim has been denied, it can be especially stressful. You do not have to navigate this difficult path alone. Help is available. If either your workers compensation claim or the claim of someone you care about has been denied, do not hesitate to contact David H. Kaplan, Attorney at Law – an experienced and skilled New Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer with the expertise, experience, and commitment to fight for your claim. For a free consultation, please give us a call at 973-426-0021 today.