Experienced Help Navigating The Workers’ Compensation System
Don’t give up on a denied workers’ compensation claim. It is not unusual for initial claims to be denied. Instead, consider the denial to be your first step in the process toward eventual success.
What If My Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?
Keep in mind that the insurance company is looking after its own interests and trying to keep costs down. That gives it a powerful incentive to try to find some type of problem that can be used to deny your valid claim. Your employer may also not be interested in seeing you get paid the benefits you deserve.
Your denial letter should spell out the reason your claim was denied. Common reasons include:
- Your employer maintains that the injury happened outside of work.
- Your employer claims that you were intoxicated at the time of the accident.
- You failed to report the injury in a timely manner.
- You failed to file the claim within the state’s deadline.
- Your medical records do not show a clear connection between your injury and your job.
These are just a few of the reasons that a workers’ compensation claim can be denied. Once you and your attorney have identified exactly why your claim was denied, you can fight back.
At Kaylor, Kaylor & Leto, P.A., we know how to appeal denied claims. Our attorney will aggressively pursue the benefits you’re entitled to receive after a workplace injury. Attorney Nora Leto has more than 35 years of experience helping individuals in central Florida.
What Happens Next?
If your initial claim for benefits was wrongfully denied, the first appeal goes to the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims. An appeal can be denied for even the smallest errors in the paperwork, so it is highly recommended that you have an attorney who has experience handling Florida workers’ compensation claims assist you.
Don’t settle for a denial when you are rightfully entitled to compensation for a workplace injury. You deserve the full benefits to which you are entitled for your injuries.
Please schedule an appointment with us online or contact our Lakeland office at 863-968-7837. The initial consultation is free.