What’s Next if a Workers’ Compensation Claim is Not Successful?December 13, 2018
When a Pennsylvania worker suffers an injury in a work accident or becomes ill due to his or her work conditions, that person could be eligible for benefits through the employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. These benefits exist for the support and care for employees who need support and time to recover from work injuries. If you were hurt on the job, you could be eligible.
Unfortunately, even with a valid claim, initial claims are not always successful. If you sent in a claim for workers’ compensation benefits and received a denial, there are options available to you. You do not have to give up on the fight, but you can take steps to continue your pursuit of the financial support you need and deserve.
What happens next?
It can feel extremely frustrating to learn that your initial claim came back denied. You may not know what happens next or how you will ever get the support you need, but exploring your options may help. One of the most important steps for you may be to first determine why your claim was not initially successful. Some of the most common reasons for denied workers’ compensation claims include the following:
- You did not file for Workers’ Compensation in the right window of time.
- You did not report the initial injury to your employer in enough time.
- The injury is not compensable or not a type of injury covered by Workers’ Compensation.
- You did not seek medical treatment for the injury.
- Your employer disputes your claim.
Understanding why your claim came back denied is a significant step toward continuing your fight to secure the benefits you need. You have the right to appeal a denied claim, and it can be beneficial to have experienced guidance as you navigate this process.
Media, PA Workers’ Compensation Lawyer at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello Handles Your Work Injury Claims
After a work accident, you have the right to get better and move forward with your life, but you do not have to navigate the process alone. You can seek the support of an experienced Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation attorney as you determine why your claim was not successful and move forward with an appeal.
Whether you need to complete your initial claim or want to know how to move forward with an appeal, it may be helpful to start with a complete evaluation of your case. This step can help you understand your rights as an injured worker and understand your options.
For more information call the Media Workers’ Compensation lawyers at the Law Office of Deborah M. Truscello at 610-892-4940 or contact us online to set up your free initial consultation. From our office in Media, PA we have more than 25 years of experience representing clients throughout Bucks County, Chester County, Delaware County, Montgomery County and Philadelphia County.