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Don’t ignore a denied workers’ compensation claim

When you file a claim for workers' compensation benefits, it's your hope that you receive an approval letter in the near future. The last thing you want to find in your mailbox is a denial letter, but this could happen depending on the circumstances of your accident and the details of your claim.

But there are ways to increase your chances of filing a successful claim. You don't want to let a mistake derail your right to receive financial compensation for your injuries.

Here are some of the reasons why a workers' compensation claim could be denied:

  • You are unable to provide evidence that you were injured on the job
  • Your employer disputes some details of your claim
  • You did not file your claim by the deadline
  • You did not report the injury to your employer
  • You did not receive medical treatment after the accident

There are other reasons for a workers' compensation claim denial, but these are among the most common. You need to protect against these at all costs if you suffer an on-the-job injury.

Can you fight back?

A workers' compensation denial letter doesn't have to be the end of the road. You can fight back by filing an appeal.

This is a detailed process that calls for additional documentation, but it's better than giving in and missing out on money that is owed to you.

Closely review your denial letter for a clear idea of how to file an appeal. From there, follow the guidelines to ensure that you don't make a mistake.

Knowing how the workers' compensation system works, as well as understanding your legal rights, is half the battle. While you hope for the best, make sure you're ready to fight back in the event of a denial.

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