Denied Workers’ Compensation Claims
Help for with the Appeals Process in Los Angeles
If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied by your employers’
insurance, you can appeal the decision. Appeals must be filed within strict
deadlines and the process can be complicated. In order to seek the payment
that you may be entitled to, contact a board certified workers’
compensation attorney from The Law Offices of Wax & Wax. We have over
100 years of combined experience helping clients throughout Glendale,
Santa Clarita, Burbank, and the Greater Los Angeles area.
A denial may occur because the claims adjuster found issues with any of
- Your injury didn’t occur while on the job
- Your injury was caused by a preexisting condition
- There is a dispute about the extent of your injuries or the best course
- You failed to provide a specific document or did not fill something out correctly
In these cases, trust our certified specialists to assist you. No matter
what your circumstances,
contact us at (818) 946-0608 to learn how we can help with your case.
What Is the Appeals Process?
Whether or not you should fight a denied claim can depend on a number of
issues, such as the extent of your injuries, why your claim was denied,
and the nature of your dispute. Other issues that can impact your decision
include whether you’ve been completely denied, or only portions
of your claim have been rejected, such as when insurance refuses to authorize
surgery. When you do decide to appeal a decision made against you, a board
certified workers’ compensation attorney can help file your claim
in a timely manner.
Filing formal appeals includes:
- Speaking to your insurer to learn why your claim was denied
- Filing a formal appeal within the deadlines, including a Petition for Reconsideration
- Being evaluated by a qualified medical examiner (QME) or an agreed medical
- Bringing your case in front of a judge or review board at a hearing
The amount of your settlement and the time it takes to receive payment
after the appeals process depends on your individual circumstances. At
The Law Offices of Wax & Wax, we always keep your best interests in
mind throughout the entire process. Our goal is to resolve your case favorably
in a fast timeframe.
Trust in Our 100+ Years of Combined Experience
No matter what your situation, our Los Angeles workers' compensation
lawyers are here to listen to your needs and help you with your legal
goals. We do whatever is necessary to prepare you for depositions or trial
and make sure you are informed of your options. As a result of our reputation,
we have more creditability with insurance companies and defense attorneys.
They know our findings are accurate and can trust our conclusions. Our
authority aids us in achieving a smoother course to a resolution in your appeal.
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free case evaluation today if your claim has been denied. WE HOLD APPOINTMENTS IN GLENDALE
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