How to Handle a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim
Having your workers’ compensation claim denied can be a distressing experience, because most workers who apply for workers’ compensation benefits truly need a supplemental form of income. Many work-related injuries and disabilities can leave a worker unable to perform their regular duties, leaving them without a reliable income source. Therefore, having your workers’ compensation claim honored by insurance companies is essential, and a denial can be a source of considerable stress for injured workers.
At Robert Wilson & Associates, our Minnesota workers’ compensation lawyers work with clients to help injured workers successfully appeal a denied workers’ compensation claim. If you or a coworker has been denied needed workers’ compensation benefits, contact us today by calling (612) 334-3444 to talk about what you can do to get the financial assistance you deserve.
What You Should Do if Your Claim is Denied
If your claim for workers’ compensation benefits is denied, the worst thing that you can do is to file an entirely new application. This would put your application back in the large pool of other applicants, rather than moving it to a smaller pool of appealed claims. In your application appeal, you should:
- Fill out all paperwork thoroughly and accurately
- Avoid exaggerating your claim
- Ensure that you submit the correct paperwork
- Consult with a claims appeal lawyer
Taking these steps in the appeals process can help prevent an extended waiting period for your benefits.
If you or someone you know has had his or her workers’ compensation claim denied, contact the experienced Minnesota workers’ compensation attorneys of Robert Wilson & Associates today by calling (612) 334-3444.