A Denied Claim is Not the End of the Fight

South Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers list common reasons why workers’ compensation claims may be denied. When you are injured in a workplace accident, you naturally expect that your employer will step up and protect your right to workers’ compensation benefits. Unfortunately, though, that does not always happen. Watching the bills pile up for a work injury when you are unable to bring home a paycheck – and then learning that your claim has been denied – can bring a sense of panic and hopelessness.

In one survey, 47 percent of workers who received workers’ compensation benefits had initially been denied. With the right guidance and advocacy, a denied claim may be reversed. The qualified legal team at Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks LLP can help you to appeal a denial and recover the financial compensation you deserve.

Common Reasons Your Workers’ Compensation Claim May Be Denied

  • You did not seek medical treatment for your injury right away
  • You did not notify your employer of your injury within the required window of time
  • You did not submit your Workers’ Compensation application on time
  • You did not provide all of the requested information by the deadline
  • You had a pre-existing condition
  • Your injury occurred away from your worksite or outside of your normal work hours
  • The seriousness of your injury was questioned
  • There was misconduct, such as the alleged use of drugs or alcohol

After a Claim is Denied

Seeking an appeal can be complicated, especially when you thought that you had a legitimate claim, and that all of the steps were properly completed in the first place. We can help you to thoroughly review your application to see what went wrong, correct any paperwork mistakes, gather appropriate documentation, and file a strong appeal.

Our workers’ compensation attorneys have more than 140 years of combined experience helping injured workers receive the benefits to which they are entitled. We are thoroughly familiar with the challenges you may face, and the steps needed to recover the benefits you deserve. Our firm has been recognized as a premier Workers’ Compensation law firm since 2003. Any case we take on is handled by an attorney with a minimum of 10 years of experience handling workers’ compensation cases.

If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, you need to take immediate action. Do not do it alone. We can help you to recover the maximum award for your medical costs, medications, and other healthcare-related expenses; along with a portion of the wages you lost while you were out of work.

South Jersey Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks LLP Can Help You Reverse a Denied Claim

To learn more about Pietras Saracino Smith & Meeks LLP, or to arrange a free consultation, call a South Jersey workers’ compensation lawyer at 856-761-3773 or contact us online. Our office is centrally located in Cherry Hill, and we serve clients throughout the state of New Jersey, including those in Burlington County, Camden County, and Gloucester County.

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