I Was Denied Workers Compensation Benefits - What should I do?

If you have been denied your workers' compensation, then there are some steps that you need to take to ensure that you are awarded the way that you deserve to be. These are benefits that are designed to help you pay your everyday expenses while you are recovering, so it is important that you do what is necessary to make sure you get them. Here are the steps you need to take:

  1. You need to verify that your employer did file the claim with the insurance company. You also need to find out what was on that claim. It is important to make sure the information was relayed properly.
  2. You need to verify that the doctor who treated you provided the insurance company with the medical report that states you had the accident, that an injury resulted from the accident, the diagnosis, and how long you are expected to be out of work.
  3. You need to recall what you told the insurance company when you were describing your accident. If you said you did not recall the time you were injured or when you started feeling pain, then that may be why your claim was denied. You must accurately relate information.
  4. If you have had severe injury and you can't see why you were denied, then it is time to talk to a worker's compensation attorney. A worker's compensation attorney will be able to get to the bottom of it and may be able to get your benefits for you.

When you take these steps, you are being proactive in getting your worker's compensation benefits. Sometimes claims are denied and there may be a reason that can be rectified. It is not enough to just accept it and roll over. If you were legitimately injured on the job, then you need to make sure you and your family are taken care of.