Stockton Workers’ Comp Appeals Attorney
Honest Lawyers Ready to Help
Has your workers’ compensation claim in Stockton been denied? Don’t get stressed out by it right away. Instead, come to Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers for all the legal help you need.
Workers’ comp case denials are not unusual, but they don’t have to be accepted sitting down. You can stand up for your claim and file an appeal with our help. We can guide and represent you during Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) hearings and hearings with administrative law judges (ALJ). No matter what needs to be done, we can fight to make sure that you get the worker’s compensation benefits that you need to recover after a workplace accident in Stockton.
Call (888) 740-6434. We help workers in all industries.
Grounds for Workers’ Comp Denials
Most workers’ compensation claims that are denied are denied for basic, uncontroversial reasons. Don’t jump to the conclusion that you did something wrong or that your workers’ comp filing was unlawful. With an investigation from our team, we can figure out what grounds were used to deny your workers’ comp claim, which is the first step in appealing that denial.
Valid reasons for workers’ compensation denials include:
- Your injury happened in a way that was not related to your employment.
- Your injury was minor and did not require outside medical attention.
- Your injury did not make you miss any income.
- Your injury happened due to your egregious negligence or disregard for safety rules.
Based on our findings regarding the grounds for your workers’ compensation claim denial, we can start to form an argument to appeal it. We can file a request for a hearing with the local Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. With preparation and representation from an experienced workers’ comp appellate attorney, this first hearing might also be the last for your case. For many of our clients, we can successfully appeal the denial of their workers’ comp claim with one WCAB hearing.
During the WCAB appellate hearing, you can expect:
- The hearing to be scheduled within a reasonable amount of time.
- The situation to feel like a trial, including the presentation of evidence and arguments.
- The administrative law judge to make a decision based mostly on the letter of the law.
- The medical evidence like your medical record to be the most useful form of evidence.
If the appellate hearing does not end in your favor, or if the ALJ is not convinced of one side’s argument over the other, then the case can be moved to a workers’ compensation trial. We can represent you during a workers’ compensation appellate trial, too, so you don’t need to worry about finding another law firm for help.
We’re Always Ready to Help – Call Today
You should act quickly if your worker’s compensation claim has been denied after a workplace accident in Stockton. You could have a very limited amount of time to file a workers’ comp appeal, depending on when your accident happened. Pacific Workers', The Lawyers for Injured Workers is standing by to help new and returning clients who need to appeal a workers’ comp claim denial. Our goal is to get you the most benefits possible, so you can recover without worrying about the cost of medical care, missing wages, and more.
Contact us now to learn all the ways that we can help.
Thank you for being so kind and completely sympathetic to my case!- Jazzie D.
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Pacific Workers' Comp is one of the best places to get help from when you need help with an injury from work!- Lamar B.
Bilal is very professional, caring and committed to his clients!- Guy H.
The most down to earth team I have ever met!- Nekealla C.
PWC has provided me with exceptional care!- Jaaziel B.