When Your Workers Compensation Claim is Denied
Every Long Island on the job injury lawyer at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen understands that a serious workplace injury is stressful enough, but when the victim’s claim is denied, it can be overwhelming. After all, in addition to feeling pain from their injury, they may be unable to work, unable to generate an income, and no workers compensation benefits. That is a tragedy all the way around.
A Long Island on the job injury lawyer from our firm may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve. This is also true if you were offered benefits, but the amount is drastically less than the costs associated with your injury.
For instance, what if you need surgery? Will they cover that? Or, will you have to pay out of pocket? Give us a call at (516) 595-0106 to speak with one of our workers compensation lawyers. We will not charge you for that first consultation. Use this opportunity to learn more about your legal rights.
Why Was Your Claim Denied?
Regardless of the reason or reasons given for denying your claim, contact us. A knowledgeable Long Island on the job injury lawyer from our firm can review your case and the reasoning behind the denial. Every case is different, and every set of circumstances is unique. However, there are several reasons for why a claim is denied and that are very common:
1. You did not sustain the injury at work.
Is this accurate? If not, we may be able to prove that your accident occurred while on the job and you are therefore eligible for benefits. You did not necessarily have to be on the grounds of your workplace to qualify, by the way. For example, you drove your own car or a company vehicle to complete a work errand while on company time, and you were involved in a car accident. Under those circumstances, you may very well be eligible for workers compensation benefits. Your Long Island on the job injury lawyer can evaluate your case and discuss the legal options you may have.
2. Your injury is actually an old injury, not one that you sustained while on the job.
Even if you have a pre-existing condition, if that condition is aggravated by your job duties, the degree to which it has worsened may qualify for workers compensation benefits. For example, if you have an old knee injury but recently, because you must lift heavy items or bend down to perform your job, it may have become swollen and very painful. Perhaps your doctor is recommending surgery to address it. Those expenses, in addition to post-surgery physical rehabilitation and time off from work can be costly. Do not automatically pay out of pocket or live with the pain — call an on the job injury in lawyer Long Island and request an appointment with one of our workers compensation lawyers.
3. You are not actually injured.
At Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen we are a member of a professional network that includes medical experts. On behalf of our clients we can call upon physicians to perform a medical exam and document the injuries that should qualify for workers compensation benefits.
Let an on the Job Injury Lawyer Long Island Clients Trust Help with Your Claim Denial
Contact us at Polsky, Shouldice & Rosen to find out your legal options. We can build a case with the necessary documentation to prove you deserve to receive benefits. Call (516) 595-0106 to make an appointment with a Long Island on the job injury lawyer who may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.