Workers’ compensation is intended to protect the injured by providing coverage for loss of income and medical expenses in the case of a work-related injury or illness. However, the claims process isn’t always any easy one. In many instances the Employer/Carrier will deny coverage of your medical benefits and payment of your indemnity benefits despite the fact that you were injured at work.
The attorneys at Benn, Haro & Isaacs have assisted hundreds of clients who have attempted the claims process on their own, only to find the process to be extremely confusing and time consuming and ultimately resulted in an initial denial.
Reasons for Claim Denial
- Major Contributing Cause
- Course and Scope of Employment
- Initial Aggressor
- Intentional Misrepresentation
- Going and Coming
- Statute of Limitations
- Employer/Employee Relationship
- Owner-Operator Exclusion
- Voluntary Limitation of Income
- Termination for Misconduct
- Failure/Refusal to submit to a Post-Accident Drug Test
It is highly recommended that you have legal representation to guide you through the complex process of workers’ compensation litigation. Our attorneys will assist you with the presentation of evidence that supports your claim. Prepare you to testify on your own behalf; and obtain deposition testimony from all necessary lay and expert witnesses. Our attorneys will review your case and if your claim is denied, we will help you prosecute that claim before a Judge of Compensation Claims.
At Benn, Haro & Isaacs our attorneys primary focus is workers’ compensation law, making us the leading choice for workers’ compensation claim representation in South Florida.
Can I Still A Receive Compensation Settlement for My Denied Claim?
The short answer is yes, you can settle a claim whether accepted or denied; however, most insurance carrier will offer “nuisance” sums to settle denied claims. It is highly recommended that you hire an attorney to prosecute your claim and portray your case in the best light to achieve the highest sum possible.
Let Us Review Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
If your initial claim has been denied; or, you have been told you don’t have a case because your injuries are not serious enough or they are not work-related, that is not always the case. Call us today for a complimentary evaluation of your compensation claim at 954-324-COMP (2667).