Monthly Archives: November 2016

Steps to Appeal a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim

Unfortunately, legitimate Workers’ Compensation claims are often denied by an insurer, which leads the injured employee to hire a lawyer. Here are some of the main reasons why legitimate Workers’ Compensation claims may be denied:
  • Lack of witness to incident
  • Delayed report of injury
  • The accident report and initial medical records conflict
  • You did not pass a drug test
  • Your claim was filed after employment termination
  • Refusal to provide a recorded statement
  • Refusal to sign medical authorizations
Employers strive to deny Workers' Compensation claims to avoid an increase in their insurance expenses and liability, and insurance companies look for some basis to deny the claim.However, this does not have to be the end of claim process. If you accept a denial letter with no further action, it may result in the loss of your right to pursue the claim. You do, however, have...
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What You Should Know About Work Compensation Injuries

Workers’ Compensation is a weighty issue in so many organizations and companies. In some places, personnel department handles compensation claims, whereas in other places, a risk manager or insurance purchasing manager does it. As a worker, you should be in a position to know who is responsible for such claims in your organization.The specialist does take care of employees’ injury claims because they are not like any other medical case. They involve certain investigations, which are at the same time the case is reported. Here are some of the investigations that are necessary.- Establishing whether the accident occurred in the course of duty - Consulting the relevant insurance coverIf the injury is severe, then OSHA investigation is necessary. The company takes immediate action to prevent injuries of the same nature in future.So many bodies that give insurance services, it is, therefore, good to...
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