When a Workers’ Compensation claim is denied, it can be a frustrating experience. Even when you have a legitimate injury, you may have to go through the appeals process. Employers and insurance companies will dispute a claim and use any evidence they can to prove their case. The judge may grant in their favor, depending on the circumstances of the evidence and the case. However, hope is not lost. There is still the appeals process.
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Over the past decade, the State of New York has come up with comprehensive legislature to protect the rights of workers who get injured on the job. Previously, employers would suffer loss from their employee’s effort to secure compensation for such injuries. The animosity they felt towards such employees has been averted since employers can avoid such expenses by getting Workers’ Compensation insurance.Under the Workers’ Compensation law, any injury that results on industry premises, or while executing industry duties, may be compensated. In a situation where a worker does not file a Workers’ Compensation claim, they are likely to lose their rights to benefits and medical care.Workers’ Compensation law judges may assist employees who do not have an attorney. If the circumstances result in complicated cases, which the employer on different grounds contests most cases, and then you have to appeal, you can...
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