Workers’ Comp Denied? We’ll Review Your Case And Help You Appeal
Was your workers’ comp claim denied? This does not mean that you do not have a case. A large percentage of claims are initially denied, but you have the right to appeal. If your case was denied, it is important that you have a lawyer on your side who knows the law and the process.
Were you told that you don’t have a case? We thoroughly investigate the details of your case and we know the complexities of Georgia workers’ compensation law. If you have a case, we will know it.
At The Law Office of Bryan S. Hawkins, workers’ comp is all we do. We know how to build your case, and we know defense strategies. Since attorney Bryan S. Hawkins spent years working for the defense, hiring us is like having the other team’s playbook.
Why Might Your Claim Be Denied?
Employers and insurance companies simply are not in the business of paying out on workers’ compensation claims. They will often try to deny or underpay your valid claim for a variety of reasons.
Some common reasons for denial are:
- No witnesses to the accident: This is a lack of proof or evidence argument. MRIs and other medical tests can help document an injury. Notify your employer of an injury immediately.
- Idiopathic injuries: An insurer may claim that your injury was of the type that could have happened at home. For instance, arguing that lifting a box at home versus at work could have caused the injury.
- Pre-existing conditions: An incident at work can exacerbate prior injuries. You do not have to be in perfect health to be eligible for benefits. Medical documentation can help show that a pre-existing injury was aggravated.
- Employee classification: Even if you are not a full-time employee, you may still be eligible for benefits. This includes part-time and temporary workers.
- Failed drug test: An employer may claim that you were impaired at the time of the injury. Indication that drugs may have been in your system is not absolute proof of impairment.
Was Your Claim Denied? Fight Back By Calling Us Immediately For A Free Consultation.
When your claim is denied, we will analyze your case in a free initial consultation. Contact us to schedule your complimentary meeting. Call our office in Augusta at 706-305-1130. You can also complete an online form, and we will get back to you promptly.