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What are the common reasons for a workers’ compensation denial?

An on-the-job injury may require extensive treatment and recovery, which could lead you to spend time away from work.

Since this is likely to impact your ability to earn a living, it's critical to file a claim for workers' compensation benefits.

While you hope to receive an immediate approval and funds, a denial letter could arrive in your mailbox instead. If this happens, your first responsibility is to understand the reason for the denial. Here are some things to consider:

  • You didn't report the injury: It's critical to report the injury to your employer in a timely manner, preferably the day of the accident.
  • You waited too long to file the claim: Your health comes first, but don't put your workers' compensation claim on the back burner for too long.
  • Your employer is arguing your version of the events: Most commonly, they state that you were not injured on the job but are claiming this to be true in an attempt to obtain compensation.
  • No medical treatment: Workers' compensation law requires you to receive medical treatment after a workplace injury. Not only must you obtain treatment, but you should do so shortly after the accident.

You expect to receive workers' compensation benefits, but don't assume that everything will go as planned. A denial is possible, which should lead you to learn more about the cause and the next steps in the process.

By filing an appeal, you can take control of the process with hopes of proving that you should begin to receive workers' compensation benefits in the near future.

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