If your claim for workers' compensation benefits has been denied, you should not be discouraged. Many legitimate claims are denied simply because the injured worker was not aware of the rules. It often takes the help of an experienced lawyer to obtain the benefits you deserve.
At the Law Offices of William W. Green & Associates, our lawyers help injured workers navigate the workers' compensation appeals process. We have a successful track record of helping injured workers obtain benefits even after those benefits have been denied by their employer or the workers' compensation insurance carrier. We represent injured workers in Newport Beach, Anaheim and other communities in Orange County, California.
Common Reasons For Claim Denial?
There are many reasons why your workers' compensation claim may have been denied. Often the denial has nothing to do with whether you suffered a job-related injury. Here are some examples:
- Your doctor may have misclassified your injury. For example, your doctor may have diagnosed your back injury as a strain when you actually suffered a herniated disk.
- Your doctor may claim that your injury was not job-related.
- You may have failed to report your injury in a timely manner.
- Your doctor may claim that your injury has resolved itself.
Unfortunately, the workers' compensation system is an adversarial system, and your employer and the insurance carrier have a financial incentive to deny your claim. Since workers' compensation doctors work for the insurance carrier, they tend to look out for the insurance carrier's interests.
How To Appeal A Workers' Comp Claim Denial In California
Our first goal is to get you the medical care you need to get better and document your injuries. For example, if you have a back injury, we will help you obtain an MRI from a doctor who does not work for your employer or the workers' compensation insurance carrier. In many cases, our lawyers are able to negotiate a favorable resolution once we obtain medical documentation of your injury.
If we cannot negotiate a favorable resolution, our lawyers can file an appeal with the Division of Workers' Compensation (DWC) and try your case before a judge.
Need A Workers' Compensation Appeals Attorney?
For help with a denied workers' compensation claim, talk to the attorneys of the Law Offices of William W. Green & Associates in Anaheim for the experienced representation you need. To schedule a free lawyer consultation, please call toll free at 800-524-5446.