Workers’ Compensation Denial Attorneys in Concord, CA
Workers’ Compensation Claim Denials in Contra Costa County
Workers’ compensation can serve as an important lifeline for workers who’ve been injured on the job. But recovering needed benefits isn’t always easy. In fact, workers’ compensation claims are denied frequently for many reasons.
If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, don’t give up hope. Our award-winning attorneys at Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers are here to help.
Backed by decades of experience, our team helps workers across Contra Costa County and beyond challenge claim denials and position themselves to recover the benefits they deserve. We offer personalized and passionate representation, and step-by-step support throughout the legal process.
Speak with a Concord workers’ compensation denial lawyer from our firm during a FREE initial consultation. Call (888) 740-6434 or contact us online.
Why Was your Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?
If your workers’ compensation claim was denied, you are not alone. Claim denials are issued for numerous reasons, including many that amount to minor errors or technicalities. Some examples include:
- Failure to file before deadline
- Injuries deemed to not be work related
- Injuries that did not require medical attention
- Injuries that did not result in lost wages
- Failure to inform employer of the accident
- Procedural or technical errors
Regardless of the reason for your denial, it is in your best interest to bring it to the attention of an experienced attorney. At Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers, our team can review the circumstances surrounding your claim and stated reason for your denial, and discuss how we may be able to help you pursue benefits by initiating the appeals process.
Steps to Challenging a Denied Workers’ Comp Claim
If it is determined that the reason for your claim denial was unjustified, we can assist in helping you file an Application for Adjudication of Claim and a Declaration of Readiness to Proceed. These documents will allow you to move forward with the appeals process, which gives you options to challenge your denial and pursue a favorable resolution.
In some cases, a favorable resolution may be obtained through negotiations in the early phases of your legal challenge. In others, pursuing a positive outcome will require you to present your case, with the help of an attorney, before a judge at a workers’ compensation hearing.
However your appeal pans out, our attorneys provide the step-by-step guidance you need to navigate the process and fight for the result you deserve. Generally, this means obtaining one of two outcomes:
- Your workers’ compensation benefits are awarded as they should have been from the beginning; or
- You are given a settlement that pays for benefits and other losses caused by the accident and denial.
Workers’ Compensation Claim Denials & Independent Contractors
Independent contractors are not eligible for workers’ compensation under California law. However, there are numerous cases of workers who are misclassified by their employers as independent contractors, when they are in fact employees who are entitled to workers’ compensation.
If your worker’s compensation claim was denied because you were classified as an independent contractor, you may still have options. Our attorneys at Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers can evaluate your situation to determine your true employment status. While there are many factors used to determine whether someone is an employee, the most important factors involve:
- Whether the employer provides the necessary equipment for the job.
- Whether the employer sets the worker’s schedule and dictates where and when to work.
Cases involving employee misclassification present several challenges, but those challenges are not insurmountable. With the help of an experienced attorney from our firm, you can better assess whether you have been misclassified as an independent contractor and how we might be able to help you obtain workers’ compensation benefits.
Call For a Consultation: (888) 740-6434
Don’t give up hope if your workers’ compensation claim has been denied – you may still have options to recover needed benefits!
At Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers, our Concord workers’ compensation denial attorneys are committed to helping workers across Contra Costa County and the surrounding areas of California after they’ve been injured on the job. Learn more about your potential case and how we might be able to help during an initial consultation. Call (888) 740-6434 or contact us online.
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