Call a Proven Vermont Workers' Compensation Lawyer
If you’ve been injured on the job and your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company has denied your claim, then you need to know your rights. The Law Office of Charles L. Powell PLLC can help you with the next step while you are on your road to recovery. Whether your claim is due to an injury or an occupational disease, a Vermont workers’ compensation attorney can fight for the benefits you need, even if litigation is necessary.
Why Was My Claim Denied?
Like other insurance claims, your workers' compensation claim must be accepted by your employer's insurer for you to receive benefits. You will know if your workers’ compensation claim has been denied if you receive a letter in the mail from the insurance company stating the denial and the reason behind it.
Common reasons for claim denial include:
- Your diagnosis is allegedly a pre-existing condition
- You allegedly failed to report the injury on time
- There is allegedly not enough medical information to accept the injury and the claim
- There is allegedly not enough proof that the disability was caused by injury at work
Responses to Workers’ Compensation Claim Denials
Insurer denials can be very upsetting and cause financial crises. Read the insurer’s stated reasons carefully. Is the basis for denial true? If not true, what evidence supports this? You can file an “appeal” from the insurers’ denial and you can request the Vermont Department of Labor to order the insurer to pay benefits. The Law Office of Charles L. Powell PLLC will inform you of your rights and how to proceed with an appeal.
We’re Ready to Help
With more than 30 years of experience, The Law Office of Charles L. Powell PLLC and our Vermont workers' comp lawyer knows how to handle denied workers’ compensation claims. You can call for a consult and seek help in the appeal process.
Fill out our online form today to request a free case evaluation. We're ready to help you explore your options.