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!