You hope for a quick settlement when you are injured on the job and file a workers’ compensation claim. But unfortunately, the claim process doesn’t always go as expected. So if your workers’ compensation settlement is denied, what should you do? Here are some steps you can take.
Check the denial reason
If the claim you file is denied, you will receive a letter from the insurance company explaining the reason for your denial. In some cases, it may be possible to have the denial overturned by providing additional information or speaking with a supervisor.
Appeal the decision
You should consult a workers’ compensation lawyer if your claim is denied. An experienced attorney will be familiar with your state’s workers’ compensation laws and can help you file an appeal.
Gather evidence to support your appeal
Gather evidence to support your appeal. This may include medical records, documentation of lost wages, or any other relevant information. It’s essential to be prepared and have the necessary documentation when you file your appeal.
Request a hearing
You could request a hearing before the Workers’ Compensation Board if your claim was denied. During the hearing, you and your employer will have the chance to present evidence. The Workers’ Compensation board will then decide whether you qualify for a settlement.