Has your workers’ compensation claim been fully or partially
denied? Are you concerned you won’t get the treatment or compensation you
need to recover? The Law Offices of Wax & Wax want you to know that
you still have a chance. If you’ve been denied, contact our Glendale
workers’ compensation attorneys today, and we will help you take
the following action:
Contact Your Insurer to Find Out Why Your Claim Was Denied
In order to challenge the denial of your claim effectively, you will need
to know the insurance company’s reasons. Claims can be denied for
various reasons, but some of the most common explanations the insurance
companies provide include:
- You were not injured on the job
- There is no medical evidence to support your injury
- The injury was the result of a preexisting condition
- They do not agree with the treatment plan
- You failed to provide required documents or incorrectly filled them out
Once you are aware of why your claim has been denied, you can make an informed
choice about whether it will be worthwhile to challenge the decision.
File an Application for Adjudication of Claim
If your claim has been denied, you can file an Application for Adjudication
of Claim. This document will require you to provide all of the relevant
information regarding your injury and your workers’ compensation
claim. While you can make the case on your own, it will be to your benefit
to employ the experience of a Glendale workers’ compensation lawyer.
Be Evaluated by an Approved Medical Examiner
You must have a medical examination performed by a Qualified Medical Examiner
(QME) or Agreed Medical Evaluator (AME). This examination will be used
as evidence when it comes to determining the validity of your petition.
Present Your Case Before a Judge or Board
Finally, your case will be considered before a judge or review board at
a hearing. Once you and the insurance company have presented your arguments
to the judge, a decision will be made.
Don’t Petition Alone – Get 100+ Years of Combined Experience
on Your Side
Contesting a denied workers’ compensation claim is a difficult and
tedious process. To ensure that your compensation is taken seriously and
that your claim is approved, you will need the help of an experienced
Glendale workers’ compensation attorney. The team at the
Law Offices of Wax & Wax knows what it takes to petition a denied claim successfully. Call 818-946-0608 for a
free case review!