A beam fell down while you were working on the construction of a new building. It was surprising, but you were luckily able to move in a way where you avoided a head injury. Unfortunately, you did still end up suffering a blow to your knee, and with the damage, you’ll need months of physical therapy.

You let your employer know what happened at the scene and then went to the hospital by ambulance. There, you had X-rays and an MRI to see what was wrong. You were fortunate not to need any surgery, but you do still have significant medical expenses to pay for. Additionally, you’ve been out of work and may not be able to return.

After your workers’ compensation claim was filed, you thought everything would be okay. Then, you received a letter saying that your claim was being denied. Now what do you do?

If your workers’ compensation claim was denied, then it’s important to understand why and to make an appeal quickly. You may have limited time to appeal, so you could speak with your employer and attorney about the denial and what you can do to have your claim approved. 

Sometimes, there are questions about the accident or other concerns that result in denials. Getting an approval could be as simple as providing more information or documents from medical providers who have said you can’t return to work.

Our website has information on workers’ compensation and what you should do if your claim has been denied. With support, it’s possible to fight for the benefits that you need most and to get the benefits you deserve.