Appealing a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim

Understanding an Insurance Company's Notice of Contest

It is an unfortunate fact that many claims for workers' compensation are wrongfully denied. While some workers' compensation denials are made with good cause, in many cases, the claimant has a right to appeal the decision. Look on the notice of contest you received from the insurance company and you will find the stated reason for refusing to pay on your claim. Whether it is insufficient documentation, treatment from an unauthorized medical care provider, or the insurance company believes that yours is a preexisting condition or an injury suffered outside of work, you can come to Clawson & Clawson, LLP for help.

Many people in your situation simply accept the fact that the claim has been denied and set about trying to pay for their medical treatment and replace their lost wages. You, however, don't have to do the same. With the help of Colorado Springs workers' compensation attorney from our firm, you can challenge the insurance company's decision, and you may be able to win and obtain the benefits you need and deserve. We have more than 120 years of combined experience and we are ready to put our skill and dedication to achieving favorable results to work for you.

Was your workers’ comp claim denied in Colorado Springs?

The first step in many cases is for us to contact the insurance company to discuss the issue and determine whether the matter can be settled without any further legal action. Frequently, the denial is based on a lack of sufficient information or a simple mistake in the original claim, and the situation can be cleared up by clarifying questions or presenting additional documentation. Should this fail, we can request a prehearing conference, at which we will represent you before an administrative law judge. The hearing involves presenting evidence and attempting to come to a resolution of the case. It is not, however, the last stage of recourse available to you, and we will not hesitate to take your appeal as far as necessary to achieve a favorable result. Remember, the insurance company is in business to make money and will do anything possible to minimize or deny your claim. Level the playing field by hiring us to fight for you!

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