December 7, 2016
Top Reasons Why Workers Comp Benefits Are Denied
Work Injury Claims Denied
If you have been involved in a work-related accident and suffered an injury, you deserve to receive workers’ compensation benefits.
Often an employee will become injured on-the-job and will try to obtain benefits without consulting a skilled Work Injury Lawyer, when this occurs more often than not, their claims will be denied.
Here are the top reasons for a Workers’ Compensation Claim to be denied:
Late Notice of Injury
It is a requirement to provide your employer with a notice promptly of the injuries that you have received from a work-related accident. What is “timely” can vary, which is why it is important to have an attorney on your side who knows all the important deadlines. If the injury is not reported when it needs to be, your claim will more than likely be denied.
Medical Treatment from an Unapproved Provider
When you become injured at work, more than likely your employer will have a list of approved medical providers for you to seek treatment. If you choose to see a medical professional who is not on their list and you do not receive permission, you run the risk of having your claim denied, and all medical expenses will be your responsibility.
No Medical Treatment
If you suffer from an injury at work and fail to seek medical treatment, your employer will deny Top Reasons Why Workers’ Compensation Claims Get Deniedyour workers’ comp claim stating that you were never injured since there is no documentation of the injury. Your injuries must be properly documented by an approved medical professional for your injury claim to be covered.
If you seek medical care and the medical professional is unable to determine if your injury was a result of a work accident or due to another cause, the workers’ comp claim will normally be denied. When there is insufficient documentation that your injured occurred at work, the employer will usually fight to claim that is was not.
Contact a Workers’ Compensation Attorney
If you were involved in a work accident and suffered an injury, do not wait to contact an experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney to help with your claim. It is very easy for benefits to be denied and your employer will more than likely have a team of attorneys so they can pay as little as possible for the injuries that you suffered.
With an attorney on your side, you will not have to worry about the deadline, or collecting documentation. Your attorney will be with you every step of the way.
Bey & Associates has a team of lawyers who specialize in Workers Comp Claims in Georgia. We provide a free case evaluation to see if we will be able to help you receive the benefits that you deserve for the injuries that you have obtained due to a work-related injury.