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Your workers’ comp claim came back denied, so what’s next?

On Behalf of | Aug 26, 2019 | Workers' Compensation

If you suffered an injury in the workplace, this is much more than just an inconvenience for you. You could be suffering from painful injuries that prevent you from working as well as financial harm. Work-related injuries can be both painful and expensive, leaving you unable to work for an extended amount of time.

Injured workers have the right to pursue workers’ compensation benefits through their employer’s insurance coverage. The intent of this insurance is to provide you with coverage of your medical needs, compensate you for any loss of income and provide other types of support. If you filed a claim, it can be devastating to learn that your claim came back denied.

Why did it come back denied?

When you learn that you may not get the help and support you need after a work injury, it can be devastating. However, a denied claim is not the end of the road for you. You can continue your pursuit of these benefits through other available steps.

One of the first steps is to figure out why the claim came back denied, usually included in the denial letter, and start preparing evidence that can counter that assertion. Some of the most common reasons for denied workers’ compensation claim include:

  • Your Ohio employer is disputing your claim because he or she does not think the injury was because of your work or does not want premiums to rise.
  • There was not enough evidence included in your claim to prove that your injury relates to your job or because of your job-related tasks.
  • You did not file your claim in enough time or include evidence that your injury is because of your job.
  • You did not include enough evidence that your injury required medical care, such as doctor notes, medical bills and more.

You can appeal a denied workers’ compensation claim, but it is not always easy to navigate this process. There is significant benefit in reaching out to an attorney as you fight for what you need to get better and eventually return to work.

Whether you need to file an initial claim or you need to appeal a denied claim, you will find it helpful to reach out for help as soon as possible. An evaluation of your case can help you see what legal options are available to you.