There is nothing worse than the thought of suffering an on-the-job injury. However, if this happens, it's nice to know that you can probably file a claim for workers' compensation benefits.
Here's something to remember: Just because you file a claim doesn't mean it will be approved. It's possible that your claim could be denied, which means you'll want to learn more about your legal rights.
The best thing you can do is appeal the workers' compensation claim denial. You'll find everything you need to know in the denial letter, including how long you have to file an appeal and the process for doing so.
You won't have an extended period of time to take action, so make sure you're ready to move.
Before you do anything, consult with your employer and the insurance company to see if there is a simple fix to the problem. You may find that you can provide more documentation to clear up the problem and help you receive benefits in the near future.
If you still need to move forward with an appeal, you should understand that it can be challenging. For example, you may end up going in front of an administrative law judge to tell your side of the story.
Knowing your legal rights and how to appeal a workers' compensation denial is a good start. When you combine this with the documentation that backs up your claim, you find yourself in position to have the denial overturned. From there, you hope that you can begin to receive benefits in the near future.
Source: FindLaw, "Workers' Comp Denied? Here Are Your Next Steps," accessed Nov. 03, 2017