Can My Workers’ Compensation Claim Be Denied?

A workplace injury can result in immediate and severe pain. After an injury, a worker is usually admitted to an emergency facility for x-rays, an MRI, and a complete examination. Once medical treatment is completed, 44mis discharged with prescriptions and follow-up instructions, depending on the severity of the incident. Experiencing a workplace injury can be traumatic, and many injured workers struggle to recover as they deal with chronic pain and sleepless nights. It’s not unusual to find that your days are filled with stress, frustration, and uncertainty. It can feel strange waiting to be contacted by a workers’ compensation adjuster, but all you need to do is answer a few basic questions, like:

  • When you are going to return to work
  • When is your next doctor's appointment
  • How did the injury happen

Once you’ve completed all the paperwork and answered all the questions, it can be jolting to be told that your case has been denied. Fighting an insurance denial can fill like a new full-time job, and the thought of being asked to prove you were injured can make your experience even more challenging.

What Happens When a Claim is Denied?

Having your claim denied can initially be frightening, as it represents the loss of disability checks and financial security. But, if you’re worried that your claim has been denied, don’t feel defeated. Because the insurance company is a large entity, it can be intimidating. Being denied could lead doctors, friends, and even family to question your injury and wonder if you are as hurt as you’ve claimed. You may feel blamed for your injuries by the system and those around you, but don’t feel discouraged.

Having your case denied by the insurance company can be an emotional blow – mostly because it feels like no one is listening, or worst still, no one understands or cares. Unsurprisingly, the insurance company doesn’t care about denying your case. Insurers are businesses concerned with saving money and enriching their investors. For an insurer, paying every claim is contrary to their goal – being profitable. Fortunately, insurers don’t have to like or care about you for your claim to be paid. The law requires an insurer to pay injured workers according to rules and procedures.

How Can an Attorney Help?

Even if the law requires insurers to pay injured workers, there’s a stark difference between knowing the law and adhering to it. Finding someone to listen to you and hear your story is important – especially when you’ve sustained serious injuries. You need to find someone who can help you fight for what you’re entitled to by law. An attorney is trained to help you right the wrong that was done to you. Hiring an attorney is the first important step toward making things right and fighting back against the system. Your attorney will serve as your advocate, always accessing every situation and ensuring your interests are being considered. At the Law Office of Charles L. Powell, our excellent attorney can deploy the truth against the insurer’s false and unfair denials. Our legal staff and attorney will work hard to ensure the insurance company is required to explain their denial of your case.

Workers’ Compensation Denial Attorney at The Law Office of Charles L Powell

At The Law Office of Charles L Powell, we will work hard to prove the insurer wrongly denied the details of your case. Our experienced workers’ compensation attorney knows the law, and the dedication needed to fight back against any wrongful denial. Once the details of your case are presented, a favorable outcome can mean a total back payment of everything owed since the first missed payment. A claim reversal will ensure you receive everything you’re owed, and you’ll continue to receive payments until your condition has improved or you’re ready to return to work. Our workers’ compensation legal team is ready, willing, and able to go to war on behalf of injured workers across Vermont! Call (802) 731-0154 to request a consultation with our workers’ compensation attorney. A denial doesn’t have to mean the end of the fight!

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