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How to Handle Workers’ Comp Claim Denial

How to Handle Workers’ Comp Claim Denial

3 Things You Should Do if Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied

You may be certain that your injury is legitimate and have no doubt as to whether it is work-related. However, your employer’s insurance company may not see it that way, and they could still deny your claim.

Here are 3 things you can do if your workers’ compensation claim is denied:

  1. Evaluate whether your claim was denied due to a misunderstanding or minor error: Sometimes workers’ compensation claims are denied because of errors or inaccuracies in the provided paperwork. If this is the case, you will most likely be able to clear up the misunderstanding and work things out internally with your employer and their insurance company without having to take any legal action.
  2. Examine potential reasons for denial: You may have provided correct information and still been denied the compensation to which you are entitled. If this is the case, take a look at your denial letter, in which your employer’s insurance provider likely explains the rationale behind the denial. Legitimate reasons for denial can include:
    1. Failure to file on time: You can avoid this by ensuring you understanding the time limit to file for workers’ compensation South Carolina.
    2. Failure to prove that your injury is actually work-related: Sometimes people who experience PTSD or depression as a result of their work or work environment may have particular difficulty convincing their employer’s insurance provider that such injuries warrant workers’ compensation.
    3. Failure to file for workers’ comp during your employment: You may not be eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits if you file a claim after being let go or fired by your employer. However, in cases of legitimate work-related injuries that happen near the time of termination, you may still be able to access benefits.
  3. Meet with an experienced workers’ comp lawyer: Put simply, you likely won’t be able to achieve a better result without backup. However, you are much more likely to reach the desired outcome if you bring in an attorney who has an in-depth understanding of the workers’ compensation process. Even if all it takes is some persuasive negotiation, having a seasoned legal professional on your side can be the difference between absorbing the cost of your work-related injury and holding on to your hard-earned money.

Experienced Workers’ Comp Attorneys Serving Greenville Since 1975

Our team at Christian & Christian has nearly 100 years of collective experience,. During our many years of service, we have cultivated an in-depth understanding of the workers’ compensation process and the challenges workers in South Carolina face when seeking financial assistance for work-related injury expenses—and we are prepared to put our extensive knowledge to work on your behalf

Contact our firm today by calling (864) 408-8890. You can also send us your information to schedule your complimentary consultation.

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