Dealing With Denied Claims
When you get injured on the job, you might assume you can readily get coverage through workers’ compensation. However, the reality is that many claims get wrongly denied. A claim denial adds another layer of stress to an already stressful situation, leaving you wondering how to move forward and where to turn for help.
The solution can be found at our law firm. At Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz, P.A., we can assist you in appealing your claim denial, working hard to turn your case around.
Why Was My Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?
Common reasons include:
- Improper documentation or reports. Both you and your employer are required to file detailed reports offering information and insight into the incident that led to the work-related injury. This process can be both tedious and time consuming, and it is also very confusing for workers who are just trying to get the compensation that they need. Insurance companies can be extremely picky when processing these reports and are known for denying claims based on small mistakes or inadvertent omissions.
- Disputes over your level of disability. There are standards in place to define work-related disabilities, and many times, the insurance company or the employer will try to say that your injury does not meet these standards.
- Injury disputes. In some instances, either the insurance company or the employer will try to argue that the injury is not the result of a workplace accident or workplace conditions. Therefore, it is critical that you document the incident that led to your injury, and that you have evidence to support your claim.
What Step Should I Take Next?
Receiving a claim denial can be incredibly disheartening. It means you’ll have to overcome even more hurdles to get the compensation that you need.
While it is a frustrating experience, it’s not necessarily the end of the road. You have an opportunity to appeal the denial. Our attorneys can walk you through the appeals process in Minnesota. We’ll collect the right evidence and present a compelling case, all the while working hard to reduce any further delays so you can obtain your benefits as soon as possible.
Call To Discuss Your Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim Today
As an injured worker, you already have a lot to deal with at the moment. You need to be resting as much as possible and focusing on your recovery so you can get back to enjoying the things you love the most.
If you have recently learned that your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, contact our law firm today by calling 612-444-5604. We offer FREE, no-obligation appointments at our convenient locations throughout the metro area, including Edina, Brooklyn Center, Coon Rapids, Minneapolis and Saint Paul.