After an injury at work, you filed for workers compensation. However, you were informed that your initial claim has been denied. What do you do next?
Lucky for you, this is not the end of the road. There are still things that can be done, and at the end of the day, you may still receive the compensation you sought in the first place.
Here are the things you need to know about workers compensation claim, and things you should do after and if your initial claim has been denied.
Challenge The Initial Decision
There are many cases where someone pretends to be injured. Seeking compensation for a “fake injury” has become a thing, and many have tried to trick the system into giving them the compensation which they do not actually deserve.
For that reason, the insurance companies will investigate every single detail surrounding your injury or condition you reported. Even if they do not find any evidence against your claim, you may find yourself in a situation where your claim has been denied.
Instead of asking yourself “Now what?”, consult with Workers Compensation Attorneys in Los Angeles. Call and schedule your initial free consultation, and receive a case review along with much-needed legal guidance. The best part is – everything is free of charge, and even if you decide to hire one of our attorneys, they will only charge you for their services once your compensation has been secured. This gives them a lot of reasons to work even harder on your case.
Once you have the right attorney by your side, the next thing you can do is challenge the initial decision and file an appeal. You may still get a second chance to secure your benefits.
When filing the initial claim, you have to be 100 percent sure that you have filled every single blank in the DWC-1 form with the right information. Along with that, you have to have all medical and other evidence collected and organized in case something is missing or needs a “recheck”. Any lack of evidence may lead to a denied claim. For that reason, you should always consult with an attorney in the first place, before you file your initial work comp claim. Keep in mind that you have 30 days to report the injury to your superiors, which gives you only a limited amount of time to act and organize your case.
If your injury or condition prevents you from being physically active, an attorney will do everything on your behalf. Simply get in touch with Los Angeles Workers Compensation Attorneys as soon as you receive the injury and have them prepare you a case, gather evidence and organize the paperwork for you.
Did you know that with an attorney, the success rate of the initial claim increases by 70 percent? That should be enough to convince you to hire an attorney right from the start or risk losing your rightful benefits.