Category Archives: Denied Claims

Reasons a Worker’s Comp Claim Might be Denied

Unfortunately, accidents happen and when they happen at work, most employees assume that they will be covered by workers compensation. When they are informed their claim has been denied it is common to feel frustrated, scared, stressed, and disheartened. Denied workers compensation claim Queens, NY There are many reasons a claim might be denied and having a worker’s comp lawyer to help you fight the denial is key in getting the claim decision reversed. Here are some reasons that a claim might be denied.

1.  Eligibility

Workers compensation is for those employed by a company and may not extend to contractors or freelancers. At times, an employee may be incorrectly classified by their employer and having an experienced worker’s compensation attorney to assist in proving that you meet the employment status requirements is vital.

2.  Severity

Illness and injuries entitled to workers compensation must be severe enough to...
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How to Handle a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim

Denied workers compensation claims Queens, NY When a Workers’ Compensation claim is denied, it can be a frustrating experience. Even when you have a legitimate injury, you may have to go through the appeals process. Employers and insurance companies will dispute a claim and use any evidence they can to prove their case. The judge may grant in their favor, depending on the circumstances of the evidence and the case. However, hope is not lost. There is still the appeals process.

Why Appeal?

When you have an injury, it is important for you to rest and recover. An injured worker may not be able to work in the same position, but could be put in a different position temporarily. Depending on the extent of the injury, the worker may have temporary disability and be required to stay out of work. If the worker lost the case...
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Why Workers’ Compensation Benefits are Often Discontinued or Not Approved for

According to NYS law, if you are hurt or become disabled while on the job, you are entitled to receive workman's compensation. If, at any time, during this period, you find out that your benefits are going to be terminated, and you are still unable to perform your on-the-job duties, you need to contact a Suffolk County Workers' Compensation attorney. Our attorney, Robert Golan, PC is trained in every aspect of the law governing disability and work tirelessly to see to it that you receive the benefits you are entitled to. (more…)...
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