What If My Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?

After you are injured on the job, or become aware of a job-associated illness or disease, you must inform your employer of the date and place of your injury. Your employer or their insurance carrier then evaluates your injury and makes a decision to accept or deny your claim.

Were you denied benefits for Philadelphia work injuries?  If your claim for workers’ compensation is denied, there is a process to appeal your claim and help you gain important workers’ compensation benefits. We have decades of experience helping employees obtain money and medical treatment after claim denial for reasons like:

  • The examining physician believed the condition was pre-existing
  • Your injury is found to be non-disabling
  • Incomplete or incorrect paperwork was submitted during the application process
  • The claim is made outside the time limit for reporting or receiving workers’ comp benefits
  • Fraud is suspected or the injury is believed to be non-work related

These are just some of the reasons you might be denied benefits after you submit an injury claim. Seeking qualified legal help with your appeal is important after denial of a claim. An experienced worker’s compensation attorney can help you with the following:

  • Review and explain reasons for denial of your claim
  • Prepare your Claims Petition
  • Coordinate resources and specialists to present medical evidence on your behalf
  • Represent you at your hearing before a Workers’ Compensation Judge

Legal fees for help with workers’ compensation claims are paid from settlement money or compensation awarded to you — you do not pay money up front.

If the case is not settled prior, a Workers’ Compensation Judge will hear the evidence in your case in one or more hearings, and may recommend mediation between you, your employer or their insurance company.

When you are injured on the job, report the injury and file a claim. If denied, get experienced legal advice to speed delivery of the benefits you deserve.



Larry Pitt

Larry Pitt

If you've been injured, Larry Pitt & Associates can provide you with the legal assistance and representation you need to ensure that justice is served. Get in touch today for a free consultation to discuss your case. Whether it’s a work injury, auto accident, medical malpractice, or any other injury-related matter, we are here to help make sure your rights and interests are respected. We understand the stress and frustration that can accompany an injury, and we are committed to providing thorough legal guidance and support throughout the entire process.