Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied
Employers and Insurers Love to Deny Claims.
Many times, injured workers get injured without any witnesses to the job accident. After you report the injury, the claim is sent to an insurance adjuster who then has to make a decision whether to pay for the claim or deny it. If the adjuster talks to the employer and there are no witnesses, they usually deny the claim without any further investigation even if the employer provided medical care after the accident. They would rather deny the claim and ask questions later.
This is one of many reasons that your claim may be denied. Other reasons may be a failed drug test. However, there are many ways to attack a failed drug test after an injury. For example, if the drug test was not taken within eight (8) hours of the accident, the drug test may be invalid. Further, even if there was a positive drug test, witnesses may say that you appeared to be working fine and did not appear to be under the influence. A positive drug test for marijuana can easily be beaten because of how long marijuana stays in the system not to mention society’s changing views regarding the recreational use of marijuana. If your workers comp claim has been denied because of a positive drug test, please call us as soon as possible.
If your claim is denied, we can help. I like to say that we are high priced janitors. We come in and mop up the mess created by foolish insurance adjusters.
If your claim was denied, do not lose hope. You still have every right to pursue your claim but you will need an attorney to help you.
If you are injured on the job, Georgia’s Workers’ Compensation laws give you rights. You may be entitled to paid medical care, rehabilitation and lost wages. Unfortunately, some employers and their insurers will deny workers’ comp claims without good reason or give you less than you have earned.
The workers’ compensation attorneys at Parsons & Associates, P.C., with offices in Atlanta and Savannah, are here to help. We work with your doctors and the insurance company to secure the full benefits you deserve under Georgia law.
When it comes to workers’ compensation claims, experience makes a difference. The lawyers at Parsons & Associates, P.C. have more than 25 years of experience standing up for injured workers. Contact Parsons & Associates, P.C. to speak directly to Michael about your legal options.
What are Your Options if Your Workers’ Comp Claim has Been Denied or You Receive a Notice to Controvert (or denial)?
If your employer or workers’ compensation insurer denies your claim, you have a right to your day in court. You should get a notice of the reason for the denial. If you disagree with the reason for denial, you may request a hearing from the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. You have a year from the date of your injury to file a claim with the State Board of Workers’ Compensation. It is extremely important to get your claim filed within this one year deadline or otherwise, you could lose all of your rights.
A workers’ compensation attorney at Parsons & Associates, P.C. can assist you in opening a claim with the State Board and will represent you in court or mediation conference. It’s important to have a knowledgeable Atlanta workers’ compensation attorney who understands injured workers’ rights and knows what evidence and medical documents the board is seeking in order to approve benefits. You should not try to handle your claim alone if your claim is denied.
Many workers who were initially denied medical and income benefits eventually obtained them with our help. We have obtained millions of dollars in settlements even for denied claims. Sometimes, the best cases are the denied cases because the insurers know that they are going to be expensive and deny the claims expecting the injured worker to never hire a lawyer. Don’t be that person. Hire us to go after them and get you your money and medical care.
If you have a work injury and your claim has been denied, please call us immediately. We will treat you with courtesy and respond to questions within 24 hours. You do not owe us a fee unless we obtain compensation for you.
Contact Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you’ve been denied benefits, seek legal help. Let an Atlanta or Savannah workers’ compensation attorney at Parsons & Associates, P.C. work on your behalf. We’ll help you obtain the benefits you need and deserve if your work-related injury claim has been wrongfully denied. We don’t take no for an answer!
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Atlanta, GA 30339
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