When workers are hurt on the job, workers compensation benefits are available to cover medical bills and lost wages. A serious or debilitating injury can be overwhelming as you work toward recovery. Tackling your companies workers comp insurance company to get the benefits you deserve just adds to the stress. The process can be complex and missteps can result in denial of benefits.
The actions you take after a workplace injury can significantly impact your chances of success in obtaining workers’ compensation benefits. There are various reasons why your claim may be denied. Some of the most common reasons a workers’ compensation claim is denied is the omission of required documentation or not meeting strict deadlines for filing a claim. Another common cause for denial is that your employer disputes the claim, claiming your accident or illness was not work-site related. Or, you may be denied because your injury is not considered severe enough to warrant workers’ compensation. Keep in mind, employers and their insurance companies sometime look for any reason to deny benefits to keep costs down rather than honoring their obligation to the employee.
The best course of action is to secure experienced legal help to file your claim or appeal. The earlier in the process, the better. The Law Offices of Stoltze & Updegraff, PLC can help you get your workers compensation benefits. Our attorney team is skilled at investigating claims and arguing for maximum and prompt compensation. We work with a range of professionals from doctors, investigators, accident reconstructionists and other experts when necessary to prove cause, liability and damages. We hold employers responsible. Contact our Des Moines office today!