Why Have Your Benefits Been Denied?
Workers' compensation insurance companies are in the business of denying claims whenever they can. Often, these companies will deny injured workers specific benefits or entirely reject their work injury claims because of a lack of documentation or technical errors.
If your claim has been denied, you have a right to a fair hearing where you can try to reverse that decision, and our Wisconsin workers' compensation insurance benefits attorneys at Stafford, Neal & Soule, S.C. can help. For a free consultation with an experienced lawyer, contact us today.
Understanding Common Reasons for Claim Denial
There are any number of reasons why your employer's insurance company may have denied your claim. The following are some of the most common justifications that insurers give:
- A doctor chosen by your employer conducted an "independent" medical examination (IME) and disagreed with your treating physician's assessment of your condition.
- The insurance company claims to have evidence that your injuries were not work-related or that the symptoms you are experiencing are the result of a pre-existing condition.
- Your employer claims that you did not report your injury to a supervisor quickly enough.
- The insurance company claims that you did not file your claim quickly enough.
Ultimately, many insurance companies deny claims that they ought to approve because they hope that workers will not get legal representation and stand up for their rights.
Madison Workers' Compensation Hearing Lawyers
Under Wisconsin workers' compensation law, you have a right to a fair hearing any time you are denied benefits that you have applied for. There is a special process for these hearings, intended to make sure they are handled quickly without disrupting people's lives.
Based in Madison, our firm represents clients throughout Wisconsin in workers' compensation hearings. If your benefits have been denied, we can file your request for a hearing and make your case for a fair outcome. Don't hesitate to call us at 608-251-6045 or send us an e-mail.