Many people injured on the job believe they will automatically receive workers’ compensation. Unfortunately, that’s not always true. The claims process must be approached carefully and may result in a denial. However, remember that just because you were denied benefits doesn’t mean you’re ineligible. Speak with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney to review your options and learn your rights as an injured worker.
Does My Employer Decide My Workers’ Compensation?
The first step you must take following a workplace injury is to notify your employer. Since your employer and their insurance initially rule your workers’ compensation application, they could refuse to move it forward for the following reasons:
- Employer questions the severity of the injury
- Employer claims injury occurred outside of work
- Employer claims injured worker engaged in illegal activity, including illicit drug use
- Incorrect information in accident reports or claim
- Application submitted after the 120-day deadline
- Employer questions the validity of the injury
Even if you have a legitimate workplace injury, your employer or insurance company could still deny you the benefits you need. In that case, you must appeal this decision with the assistance of a workers’ compensation attorney.
Can I Appeal a Workers’ Compensation Denial?
Yes. You can appeal a workers’ compensation denial by filing a claim with the Department of Industrial Accidents. A workers’ compensation judge at the Department of Industrial Accidents will then decide whether or not your claim is approved.
A skilled workers’ compensation lawyer is essential to ensure your best chance at approval for benefits at this or any phase. When you hire a workers’ compensation lawyer at Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers, you pay nothing until we win your case.
We Stand Up for the Injured Workers of Boston
It could be devastating when you suffer an injury on the job in Boston and lose your income or ability to work. In that case, let the workers’ compensation attorneys at Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers review your case and ensure that you receive the workers’ compensation benefits you could be entitled to by law for a speedy recovery and safe return to work/
Contact us today by submitting the form below or calling our office at 617-777-7777 for a free case evaluation.