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Why are workers’ compensation claims denied?

On Behalf of | Oct 15, 2018 | Workers' Compensation

Workers’ compensation provides injured individuals with financial support when they suffer harm due to their jobs. A worker should not experience detrimental effects to their health when they perform tasks for their employer, and as such their employer should compensate them when that harm keeps them out of work. However, getting workers’ compensation requires satisfying certain requirements and from time to time Butler residents may see their applications denied.

There are many reasons that can serve as the basis of denied workers’ compensation claims. Some of them are procedural. For example, if a hurt worker does not tell their employer about their injury, thus depriving the employer of notice of the incident, then the worker may not be able to pursue workers’ compensation support.

Additionally, a workers’ compensation claim may be denied if a worker cannot show that their injury happened while they were doing tasks for their job. If an injury happens on the worker’s personal time it may not be compensable. Also, if an injury happens at work but a worker cannot provide sufficient evidence to show that what they were doing was part of their occupation, their claim may be rejected.

It can be disheartening for a person to receive a notice of denial regarding the workers’ compensation benefits they need. In the event that they receive such a notice, they should know that they have rights to appeal the decision. Preparing an appeal may involve building a stronger case to prove that one’s harm happened while they were on the job and using evidence more effectively to show causation. A lawyer who practices in the workers’ compensation field can be invaluable for this and other legal matters.


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