Was Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?
You were hurt at work. You reported the injury, did all the paperwork and followed the appropriate steps. You expected to get workers’ compensation benefits. To your surprise, what you got was a notice of workers’ compensation denial. Now you are left to deal with medical expenses, lost wages and other costs on your own. How is that fair?
That is not fair. Thankfully, a denial of a workers’ compensation claim is not the end. You can appeal the denied claim with the help of an attorney. At Conlon Tarker, P.C., we are skilled at overcoming claim denials so injured workers in Butler and throughout Western Pennsylvania can get the benefits they need to move on after a workplace injury.
Why Was Your Claim Denied?
In the interest of protecting their own bottom lines and avoiding payment on claims, employers and workers’ compensation insurance companies may reach to find any reason to deny your claim. Common reasons for denial include:
- Your injury was not work-related
- You did not report your injury on time
- You did not file your claim on time
- Your injury was not covered under workers’ compensation law
- Your injury was not as serious as you reported
You Can Appeal A Denied Claim
You have the right to appeal a denied claim. The workers’ compensation appeals process begins by filing a claim petition with the Bureau of Workers Compensation. A workers’ compensation judge will be assigned and a hearing date will be set.
Our lawyers will protect your rights through every stage of this process, making certain the claim petition is accurate and presenting your case at the hearing. These hearings can be complex, but we have a history of aggressively pursuing our clients’ best interests.