Many people don’t consider appealing their worker’s compensation decision or denial, but most should. If you feel you have a valid claim but were sent a denial letter, or, if you feel the terms of compensation offered to you are not consistent with your policy, you should appeal. Too many people think that the initial decision made by workers compensation is the final decision. They believe they should only appeal if there is new information, or if there was an error in the paperwork. In reality, most people who are denied workers’ compensation should use their right to appeal. Workers compensation is an insurance, and it is in their best interest to deny or minimize payments of as many workers compensation claims as they legally can. If...
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Find out about how to receive Workers’ Compensation on Long Island for injuries in the workplace.
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. 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. EligibilityWorkers 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. SeverityIllness and injuries entitled to workers compensation must be severe enough to...
You need to pay close attention to the warning signs of a repetitive stress injury. Signs of this may include some or all of the following:
- Tingling and/or numbness (as if the limb has fallen asleep)
- Reduced range of motion