When a Workers Compensation Claim is Denied Look for Help from Brooklyn On The Job Injury Lawyers
You may benefit from contacting Brooklyn on the job injury lawyers if your claim was denied. It can also be helpful to work with a lawyer from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. even before filing a claim as we can reduce the likelihood of it being denied the first time. Call us to find out how one of our Brooklyn on the job injury lawyers can assist you with your claim.
Common Reasons for Why a Workers Compensation Claim Is Denied
There are many reasons why a workers compensation claim might be denied, and in fact, they may cite more than one reason. This can be a very frustrating process because each time you submit the claim, there is a delay while they review it. If they deny it, you will have to consider starting all over again, and that requires yet more time. Even then, there is no guarantee that it will subsequently be approved. Brooklyn on the job injury lawyers from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. can help you avoid this scenario. Because we are thoroughly familiar with the claims process and the required documentation, we can very likely get your claim approved the first time and as quickly as possible.
Your claim may be denied for any of the following reasons:
- Your claim lacks proof that the injury accident occurred in the workplace.
- Your injury is only minor.
- Your employer’s approved physician determined that your injury could not have occurred in the way you described in your claim, or that your injury is not serious, or that it is a pre-existing condition and so therefore your injury does not qualify for benefits.
- Your behavior (such as being under the control of alcohol or illegal narcotics) was the cause of the accident and resulting injury and so therefore your injury does not qualify for benefits.
- You were involved in a physical altercation at work that you instigated and so therefore your injury does not qualify for benefits.
The Advantages of Hiring Brooklyn on the Job Injury Lawyers from Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C.
In many cases, the workers compensation insurance carrier requires medical proof of an injury. They need to be convinced that the injury is serious, it occurred while you were at work, and you were not under the influence or that your injury is not the result of a physical fight. As Brooklyn on the job injury lawyers, Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen, P.C. belongs to a professional network of industry experts. This includes physicians and forensic accident investigators. Our resources include individuals who can examine the facts of a case and provide testimony as to their findings. For example, if you are seriously injured while at work but your employer’s approved physician determines your injury was a pre-existing condition, a physician from our network can examine your injury and provide a second opinion. If your employer claims the accident could not have been occurred in their facility, we can call on an expert who can recreate the circumstances if necessary and provide documented proof of what likely happened. These are resources that most injured employees do not have on their own.