expect your employer and its workers’ comp insurance to come through for you. But then you receive a notice that your claim was denied. Now, it’s time to decide whether you need to appeal your workers’ comp rejection. You probably will have other questions, too. We can answer some of your questions in this article.
Why was my claim denied?
You will receive a letter denying your claim. This denial letter explains why your claim was denied. Probably the most important thing you should look for in this letter.
Sometimes claims are rejected because of incomplete or inaccurate paperwork. Also, the employer and its insurance company may misunderstand the extent of the injuries. However, your employer is required to state why you were denied benefits in writing.
It’s important to share this letter with your attorney immediately because you have to appeal within a certain number of days.
Can my employer refuse to pay for my work-related injury?
They can try.
However, most Illinois employees work at jobs covered by workers’ compensation laws. Most employers are required to buy workers’ comp insurance. In most cases, then, you should receive medical treatment and lost wages based on your injury.
What should I do with a workers’ comp rejection?
Review carefully, but also immediately send it to your lawyer. If you don’t have an attorney, look for an experienced Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer.
Your attorney will know what steps to take after a workers’ comp claim is denied.
You can appeal your workers’ comp rejection
It’s easy to be discouraged if your workers’ comp claim is denied. However, you have other options. You just need advice from someone who knows how to navigate the workers’ comp system.
For assistance, talk with Osvaldo Rodriguez, an experienced Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer, for an honest assessment of your case. Schedule a free consultation by calling us today at 708-716-3441 or by completing the form on our Contact Us page.
Osvaldo Rodriguez speaks Spanish and English. We represent clients throughout the state of Illinois, including Chicago, Addison, Bellwood, Bensenville, Berwyn, Chicago, Cicero, Elmwood Park, Franklin Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake and Cook, DuPage, Will, and Kane Counties.