Fighting A Denied Workers' Compensation Claim


If you had become injured while on the job and you were denied workers' compensation benefits, you may wish to pursue fighting the rejection in an attempt to collect money you believe you deserve. Many people find their application to obtain benefits will be denied, but that they will receive benefits after proving their reasoning for needing to collect them. Here are some ways to turn around a workers' compensation claim that was rejected.

Hire An Attorney

If you are denied workers' compensation benefits, you will want to hire an attorney to handle the matter. Trying to represent yourself in a court of law can have dire consequences as you will most likely not be as seasoned in the wording used in this type of case. An attorney will thoroughly investigate the reasoning why you were denied benefits and will help you create a case to bring in front of a judge and a workers' compensation board member to show why you should collect benefits.

Collect Documentation

Once a workers' compensation claim is denied, you will need to show proof regarding your medical condition in a court of law. Make sure you have paperwork proving when the incident had occurred and what steps you had taken in getting medical help. Ask your doctor for copies of your medical records to be used to prove you are not able to return to the job in your present state.

Take Photographs

Take photographs of the area within your place of employment showing where you had become injured and why. If you believe you had become injured due to negligence caused by someone else within your job setting, try to get photo evidence to prove this. Since you are not able to work, you may need to have someone from the inside to help you take these photographs. 

Find Witnesses

If your employer is falsifying information pertaining to your injury, you may need to find employees who had seen what had happened during the incident that left you injured. If the injury happened over time, due to misconduct in how machinery was to be operated, others who had to adhere to negligent rules may be able to speak up in your behalf. Do not be shy in asking others you had worked with to come forward. They can write a report to be used in the court setting if they are not comfortable coming in person. 

For professional legal services, contact a law firm such as The Reed Noble Law Firm PLLC.


19 October 2015

My Day in Court

When I sued a product manufacturer after a disfiguring accident, I never expected to actually go to court. I assumed that the case would eventually be settled, like most personal injury cases are. To my surprise, they wouldn't budge, and we ended up having to go all the way to court. I was pretty nervous about testifying, but I had a great attorney that prepared me well, and everything went smoothly. In the end, the jury saw things my way. I realized that I probably wasn't the only person to ever experience an unexpected day in court, and that's how I got the idea to start this blog. If you're looking for tips to help you prepare or wondering what to expect when you go to court for a lawsuit, this blog contains important information for you.