What If My Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?
April 23, 2013
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.