When you file a workers’ compensation claim, you want to recover benefits that will help you with bills, lost wages, and more. Unfortunately, insurance companies with the help of the adjusters may feel that your claim threatens their profits and are quick to deny your claim when you need it the most.
One important thing to know for any claimant: A denial is not final. You have rights. Below, we will help you understand your rights after insurance companies deny your claim.
You Can Appeal a Denial
Once the insurance company denies your claim, you can file an appeal. The most effective way to appeal your denial is by having a lawyer on your side in many situations. A denial often comes following a small miscue in the initial paperwork.
A lawyer can help you file the necessary paperwork timely and effectively. An attorney helps confirm accuracy in the paperwork to limit the insurance company’s chances to deny your claim a second time. When you file an appeal, make sure you have someone on your side who can strengthen the position of your claim.
Why Insurance Companies May Deny a Claim
Insurance companies want to protect their profits. The more they pay claimants, the more it impacts their bottom line. As such, they will look for any possible way to diminish your claim’s value or deny it completely. Working with the right team can help you safeguard your rights.
Insurance companies prioritize their own over people who suffer harm. Holding them financially accountable means working with a lawyer who is ready to stand up for your rights.
At Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers, we put you first. We care about your future and how you can move forward after suffering a severe injury. Our Oakland workers’ compensation attorneys work to help you pursue the maximum compensation available to you. Put your trust in us, and we’ll give you a voice to hold negligent parties accountable.