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What Are My Options if My Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?

Discovering that your workers’ compensation claim has been denied can be disheartening and stressful. However, it is crucial to remember that a denial does not necessarily mean the end of your pursuit of benefits. In Pennsylvania, as in other states, there are specific steps you can take to appeal a denied workers’ compensation claim. When your workers’ compensation claim is denied in Pennsylvania, the first step is to understand why.  There are many reasons why an insurance company may deny your[…] Read More

Are Workers’ Compensation Appeals Typically Successful?

A workers’ compensation denial makes it difficult to pay medical bills and the stress and worry can lengthen recovery times. This is a common occurrence, but those decisions can be successfully challenged with appeals. The chances for this outcome depend on how well the claimant follows instructions and evidence, amongst other things. Workers’ compensation claims are often denied because of incorrect or missing information on forms. Denials also happen when claimants do not follow proper procedures, like reporting an illness[…] Read More

What Should I Do if My Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?

Receiving a workers’ compensation denial notice can be confusing and even alarming. However, this does not always mean that it cannot be appealed. Most Pennsylvania employers must carry worker’s compensation insurance, but there are exceptions, like when employees are independent contractors and certain agricultural workers. It is a no-fault system, so negligence does not need to be shown to be compensated if you qualify for coverage. Specific guidelines must also be followed. The injury must be work-related. Once an accident[…] Read More

Will a Lawyer Be Able to Help Me With Workers’ Compensation Paperwork?

Getting injured at work can be a confusing time. You must recover from the injury and might also wonder what steps you need to take to claim your workers’ compensation benefits. You may even consider hiring a lawyer if you have questions or you are running into issues with your claim, such as a denial. Every state has a workers’ compensation benefits program designed to protect workers in case they are injured. These benefits include partial income for the injured[…] Read More

Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation if I Am at Fault?

When you get injured at work, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, regardless of fault. This means that even if the injury was caused by your own negligence, you still have a chance to receive benefits—unless you deliberately hurt yourself. There are notable differences between fault and intentional injuries, and there are several types of compensation may be available to injured workers depending upon the nature of their injuries. What is Workers’ Compensation? Workers’ compensation is a type[…] Read More

What to Do If My Workers’ Comp Claim is Denied?

Suffering an injury at work is a difficult experience; fortunately, many injuries are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. That means a worker must file a claim with their employer for their work-related injury, and they would receive wage assistance and medical care. But what do you do if your employer denies the claim? Should you have a workers’ compensation claim denied, the next step is to figure out why it was denied. More than likely, you would have received a[…] Read More

My Workers’ Compensation Claim was Denied, Now What?

Workers often assume their claim for workers’ compensation benefits for a job injury or illness is a given. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider wants to pay as little as possible. Any error in your application or any reason to believe your accident did not happen as you describe is cause for a denial. Why Workers’ Compensation Claims are Denied Workers’ compensation claims are denied for a variety of reasons, including: The claim[…] Read More