Seeking compensation for a workplace injury is not always difficult. In many cases, you may find that you have a straightforward claim that is processed smoothly, and you are able to go back to work with all of your bills and lost wages paid. However, in some cases, the claim is rejected and there are conflicts between the worker and the boss about exactly what happened to cause the injury. When the boss or the claims adjuster rejects the compensation claim, things can become very difficult for the worker. This is when you need to seek help from a workers’ compensation lawyer who can offer you support and advice when you are resubmitting your claim.
How Your Claim Might Be Denied
The system has been set up to make the process of claiming compensation for injuries that happen at work much easier, and in most cases, it works exactly as intended. Problems arise when the claim is ‘adjusted’ and some or all of your bills are denied. There are several reasons why your boss might decide to reject your claims. They may believe that you were not ‘on the clock’ while you were injured, and this means that you don’t qualify for workers’ compensation. They may also argue that you were at fault for your injury. In many cases where the injury results in the need for a long-term or permanent treatment, it is likely that there will be some disputing of your claim, for example, that your disability has been rated too high by doctors. In order to establish that you are claiming only for what you need and deserve, you will need the help of a workers’ compensation attorney.
How Does A Compensation Attorney Benefit Me?
It can be hard to get workers’ compensation by yourself when you are suffering from a longer-term or more serious injury, and so anyone in that position will need to contact a firm like ODG Law Group. We are here to help you make a claim against your employer, and can assist you with medical assessments, benefit claims, and claims adjustment. If you end up at a hearing, having failed to reach a settlement, then you will certainly need to have the assistance of a legal team. They can shore up your arguments, provide the right documentation to verify your claims, and will work with you to ensure that you get the compensation you need.
Let Us Help You
Whether you are appealing a denial of compensation, or you need specialist help in making a claim against your employer, for example for cumulative injuries, then we can assist you. Find out how we can help you with every stage of the process by talking to our team today. Simply discuss your needs with our workers’ compensation lawyer team today by sending an inquiry through our online form, or call (818) 973-3080 to explain your situation, and find out how we can help you to get compensation for your injury.