If you were hurt on the job, there is no doubt that you have plenty of questions about how to proceed with recovering the compensation that you need for your injuries. These injuries can be substantial and might mean that you are unable to work for a short period of time or for the foreseeable future. This is why it can be so overwhelming when you receive a denial of your workers’ compensation claim.
If your workers’ comp claim in California was rejected or denied by your employer’s insurance carrier, you will need to take steps sooner rather than later to work towards reversing that decision. You can initiate a denial claim appeal in California by asking for a hearing with your local workers’ comp appeals board judge.
The judge will hear both sides of the case at the hearing and make a determination about whether or not the insurance company should accept your workers’ compensation claim. The foremost common reasons that your California workers’ compensation claim could be denied include that your injury was due to work with another employer, you do not need time off as a result of your injury, you do not require medical treatment to recover from your injury, and if your injury was not work related.
You need to be prepared to fight a denial of your workers’ comp claim by having evidence that indicates that your injuries were directly caused by your employment and that your injuries are substantial enough to warrant you having to stay home from work. Schedule a consultation with a California workers’ compensation lawyer to learn more.