When an employee is injured on the job, they likely never considers the possibility of having their worker’s compensation benefits denied. However, countless valid claims are denied or undervalued due to a variety of reasons, ranging from paperwork errors to disputes over the accident’s source. When this happens, the state of Georgia allows injured workers the right to appeal their workers’ compensation decision. Despite how straightforward the fact of your case may seem, you may need to embark on a complicated legal process to obtain the rights you deserve.
The Workers’ Compensation Appeals Process
In order to start the workers' compensation claim appeal process, it is highly advised you do not attempt to navigate it alone. First, you will need to take your case to court by filing a WC-14 Request for Hearing to the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation. The sooner you filed this procedure, the better your chances of a favorable claim. Within 60 days of completing this step, there will be a hearing scheduled with an Administrative Law Judge. Based on the facts of your case, a decision will be made. To improve your chances of a successful outcome, it is highly recommended you enlist the services of an attorney to represent you during your hearing and fulfill other complicated legal obligations that may arise.
Facing a Workers’ Compensation Denial? Contact Our Determined & Understanding Legal Team
After a workplace injury, there is nothing more stressful or worrying than having your workers’ compensation claim denied. The dedicated and tenacious attorneys at Herbert Chestnut & Associates strive to relieve you of this pressure and seamlessly deliver an outcome that exceeds your expectations. We will not give up until we have exhausted every opportunity to ensure your voice is heard.
If you would like to speak to a trustworthy member of our legal team, contact us by calling (770) 661-0091 today.