Suffering a workplace injury can be distressing enough, especially when a person is denied their entitled workers’ compensation benefits. Whether it the result of a clerical error or a rejection from your claims administrator, a workers’ compensation denial can create a devastating financial situation for an injured worker. Luckily, a skilled workers’ compensation lawyer can protect your rights and help you appeal your denial before the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation.
Common Reasons for Claim Denial
Workers’ compensation insurers sometimes deny legitimate claims, forcing innocent workers to pursue legal action through the workers compensation system and appeal their denial. In the event that your claim should be denied, an attorney can arrange a hearing with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation Appellate Division and work to expose any inconsistencies or dishonest actions that may have caused your denial.
Workers compensation insurers may deny claims for the following reasons:
- The injury was unwitnessed
- Inaccurate physician evaluations
- Underestimated extent of pain
- The injury was not reported promptly
- Discrepancies between medical records and accident reports
- Medical records show illicit drugs in a person’s system
- The claim was filed after being terminated
- The injured worker did not sign medical authorizations
- The injured worker did not provide the insurance company with a recorded statement
Appealing a denial involves completing paperwork and collecting evidence that supports your claim. Witness testimonies, evaluations from third-party physicians, and medical evidence can all be used to strengthen your claim and pursue a reversal of your denial.
Retain Honest & Dedicated Counsel Today
At Chestnut & Beller, our Cobb County workers’ compensation lawyers understand the struggles you face and are prepared to make every effort to help you get through this difficult time. With more than 60 years of combined experience and millions of dollars recovered on our clients’ behalf, we can use our invaluable insight to give you the edge in your appeal and pursue every penny’s worth of your eligible benefits.
Schedule a no-cost consultation today to get started towards appealing your claim.