Philadelphia Worker’s Compensation Lawyers Help You Explore All Options Even if Your Claim Has Been Denied
You deserve tenacious representation through each stage of the Workers’ Compensation process, from beginning to end
The Workers’ Compensation claims process is often lengthy and requires a deep understanding of the legal issues involved. There are many reasons that a claim may be denied and it is vital that you act quickly to understand your options and decide what the next steps are. At McCann & Wall, our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers take the time to analyze each aspect of your case and leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice for you. We’ve spent more than two decades helping clients that have been injured at work recover full and fair compensation, whether through a Workers’ Compensation claim or a third party lawsuit.
Just because your claim has been denied does not mean you’re out of options
As soon as you suffer an injury while at work or develop a medical condition caused by your job or working conditions, you must notify your employer immediately. It is vital that you maintain records detailing your injury, how it was caused, when you reported it and the medical treatment you’ve received. Once you have notified your employer and filed a Workers’ Compensation claim, either your employer or the insurance company chooses whether to accept or deny your claim. There are many reasons why a claim may be denied including:
- Failure to promptly notify your employer of your injury or medical condition within the mandated time limits
- Failure to file your claim within the statute of limitations
- Inadequate evidence or records detailing when, how and why you were injured
- Failure to prove that your injury or medical condition happened while you were on the job or was directly work related
In some cases, insurance companies simply may not have all of the facts surrounding your claim. Employers often attempt to discredit an employee’s claim either through alleging fraud or classifying your medical problems as a pre-existing condition unrelated to your occupation.
How to appeal a workers’ compensation denial of benefits
If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, it is crucial to seek help from an experienced attorney if you have not already done so. If your claim was denied based on a simple misunderstanding or lack of evidence, the process of obtaining benefits is relatively simple. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and work hard to make sure all the facts of your case are presented accurately. Another option is proceeding through a formal appeals process and filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim Petition. In this scenario, your case is heard before and decided by a Workers’ Compensation Judge. Each case is unique and presents its own specific challenges. Our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation attorneys have significant experience handling all kinds of Workers’ Compensation claims and achieving successful results for our clients.
If you’re workers’ compensation claim has been denied, contact our aggressive Philadelphia work injury lawyers today
We understand the stress and uncertainty that go along with a work-related injury or medical condition. At McCann & Wall, we strive to provide a high-level of personalized representation and have a long history of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients. To discuss your claim, call us at 215-569-8488 or 302-888-1221 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with our Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyers. We serve clients in Pennsylvania including Delaware County and Chester County as well as in the states of Delaware and New Jersey.