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Denied workers' comp claim? Here's what you should know.

As an injured employee, you know how important it is to secure workers' compensation benefits. In your time of recovery, it can be difficult to manage your illness-related costs. When you are missing work and missing pay checks, these costs can take a significant toll on your Connecticut family.

It can be incredibly frustrating and disheartening to learn that your workers' compensation claim came back denied. Your financial security and your recovery needs are at stake. This is certainly a setback, but it is not the end of the road for you. You have the right to appeal, but you would be wise to first seek to understand why it did not get approved.

Why did my claim come back denied?

The denial letter you received likely includes a reason why your claim was not successful. It may be because your claim did not include enough evidence that your injury meets eligibility requirements or there was an error in the application. It could also be a mistake made by the workers' compensation insurance provider. Some of the most common reasons for denial include:

  • The claimant did not report the injury in enough time.
  • The claimant did not file the claim on time.
  • The claimant's employer disputed the claim.
  • The injury is not compensable.
  • There was no evidence that medical treatment was necessary.
  • There was not enough evidence that proves the injury is work-related.

There could be many reasons why you were not able to obtain the benefits you deserve on the first try. Once you understand why, you can move forward with an appeal and continue to fight for the financial support you need after a work accident.

The fight for benefits continues

You have the right to appeal a denied workers' compensation claim. However, it may not be easy to navigate this process without knowledgeable, experienced guidance. There is likely a deadline set by which you must appeal, so there is no time to lose. Now that you know why your claim came back denied, it is possible to begin to gather the appropriate evidence and documentation needed to validate your claim.

If you suffered an injury at work or you are suffering from a work-related illness, you have the right to seek workers' compensation benefits. The process of actually claiming these benefits is not always easy, but you are entitled to compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages and other recovery needs.

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