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Why was my workers' compensation claim denied?

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Has your workers’ compensation claim been denied? An initial denial does not necessarily mean you won’t be able to collect benefits for your injury. Seek the advice of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney in Milwaukee to determine the best steps to take in your situation. At Cooper Law Group, we provide effective and personalized legal services to clients with denied claims.

If your claim has been denied, contact our firm at (414) 240-0795 for a free consultation with our workers' compensation lawyer in Milwaukee.

Common Reasons for Claim Denials

Insurance carriers may decide to deny claims for a number of reasons. The first step is to determine why the claim has been denied. Often, initial denials are approved upon appeal. However, the reason the claim has been denied can influence the outcome of an appeal.

Some of the reasons claims are frequently denied include:

  • Notifying Your Employer – Most insurance carriers recommend immediately notifying your employer about a work-related injury or illness. However, you have up to two years to file a claim. If you do not meet this deadline, you may forfeit your benefits. This deadline does not apply to occupational illnesses.
  • They Don’t Believe the Injury was Job-Related – A claim may be denied if the employer or their insurance carrier believes the injury occurred outside of work.
  • The Injury is Related to a Documented Physical Problem – A claim may be denied if the insurance carrier believes the injury is the result of a pre-existing physical problem.

When a claim is denied, the employee may have trouble obtaining benefits for medical bills, lost wages, or vocational rehabilitation. Our law firm strongly represents clients with denied claims. We can evaluate your situation and discuss your options.

What to Do When a Claim is Denied

Our Milwaukee workers’ compensation attorney can assess your claim and provide well-informed legal advice about the best course of action in your situation. In some cases, disputes can be settled with alternative dispute resolution methods, such as arbitration or mediation. When this is not possible, you can formally request an Administrative Law Judge hearing to resolve the dispute.

We encourage you to contact our law firm at (414) 240-0795 as soon as possible if your claim has been denied.

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Cooper Law Group serves to give injured or wronged employees a hand up when they are down. If you or a loved one have employment law, social security disability, or workers' compensation matters that you are looking to resolve as promptly as possible, our firm can help.

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