Denied Workers’ Comp Claim
Workers’ compensation claims generally are straightforward: If you are injured on the job, you file a claim to seek wage benefits and health benefits. Workers’ Compensation is a no-fault system. Sometimes, however, a claim is denied by insurance companies or employers. The following are a few reasons a claim may be denied:
- A doctor says it is a pre-existing condition.
- The employer argues the injury was not related to the job or that the claim was never reported or not reported within 30 days.
- The insurance representative argues that the injury was sustained outside of the workplace.
At Meade Injury Law Group, we care about workplace injury victims and we want to get them the compensation and benefits they deserve. We understand the frustration felt by Tennesseans who have been unfairly denied a workers’ compensation claim. Rely on our experienced attorneys for legal guidance if you or a loved one was denied a claim.How to appeal a denied workers’ compensation claim
If the insurance company approves your workers’ compensation claim, you will receive a letter outlining the benefits you are scheduled to receive. If your claim is denied, you can appeal the decision with the Department of Labor, Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Division. We have experience assisting clients with workers’ compensation appeals. Our workers’ comp lawyers are well versed in state law and can assist through the benefit review process and in the administrative hearing.
If your claim is denied, you may need an attorney on your side. We can put resources, education and experience to work for injured employees and help them obtain the compensation they deserve.Contact a workers’ compensation lawyer
A workplace accident can bring chaos into your life in an instant. Tennessee law, however, protects you and your loved ones. We can help you put the pieces back together so you can get on with your life. Contact the Meade Injury Law Group today for a free and confidential consultation.