Workers' compensation claims face a tremendous amount of scrutiny once
they are submitted by a claimant. Because of this, even legitimate claims
can be denied, leaving deserving workers without the benefits they need
to recover from their workplace injury. Below, we take a look at some
of the most common reasons a claim will be denied upon its first submission.
In California, most workplace injury filings need to be submitted less
than one year from the time the injury occurred. There are some exceptions,
such as cases where there is a cumulative injury inflicted over time or
when a worker did not realize they had sustained an injury. Speak with
a Glendale workers' comp attorney to learn what that statute of limitations
on your particular claim is.
It is always recommended that your claim be prepared as thoroughly and
compellingly as possible-- which means providing significant medical evidence
of your injury and your inability to work. Many workers believe that just
because an injury is substantial, insurers will recognize the need for
benefits. This is rarely the case, so detailed, specific claims are recommended.
Unfortunately, workers' compensation claims put workers and their employers
in conflict with one another. Paying out workers' comp benefits means
that insurance rates for the employer will rise-- meaning that many of
them want to minimize these claims as much as possible. If your employer
is challenging your workers' comp claim, then it is time to seek legal counsel.
Insurance providers also have a financial interest in limiting the number
of benefits they pay for. This means that they will place claims under
enormous scrutiny before deciding to provide workers' comp benefits.
If you have received a denial for your workers' claim, there are avenues
you can take to appeal the decision.
If you are having trouble securing the benefits you deserve, contact us at the
Law Offices of Wax & Wax today. Our dedicated and knowledgeable legal team is well-versed in our
state's workers' compensation system and what it takes to secure
clients the results they need.
Start exploring your legal options today.
Call us at 818.946.0608 now.