Have You Been Denied Workers' Compensation Benefits?
Common Reasons for a Denial
If your claim for workers' compensation has been denied, you may appeal the case to the Workers Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB). There are many different reasons that your claim can be denied by your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier. In some cases, the carrier may dispute your claim that your injury was suffered during work or that it was caused from a workplace activity.
Other common reasons for your claim to be denied include:
- Your employer disputes the claim
- The claim was not filed on time
- The injury was not reported on time
- It is a condition that is not covered under workers' compensation insurance
Regardless of the reason for your denial, our firm can listen to your case! Contact us for a free case evaluation.
Appealing a Denial in Chico
When you receive a letter of denial, it will include instructions for appealing the claim. Take careful note of any deadlines. With the representation of a knowledgeable attorney, contact your employer or the insurance carrier to discuss your claim denial. The mistake may be easily cleared up and your claim approved.
The first level of the appeal will be the administrative hearing which is held before an administrative law judge. It can be through the state labor department or a state board that works specifically with workers' compensation claims. In some cases, your case can be taken to another administrative level.
You will need to present factual evidence to support your workers' compensation claim. At the Law Office of Adam Sorrells, we can represent you and fight for your rights. In addition, we can help ensure that you meet all appeal deadlines so that you do not lose your chance to obtain workers' compensation benefits. Meet with our firm today for the representation you deserve.
Any person who makes or causes to be made any knowingly false or fraudulent material statement or material representation for the purpose of obtaining or denying workers compensation benefits or payments is guilty of a felony.