Denied Workers’ Compensation? Benefits Cut Off? You Have Options.
No mistake about it: A denied workers’ compensation claim is a tough blow. It is terribly discouraging to suffer a workplace injury, only to be denied the benefits you are rightfully owed.
Unfortunately, workers’ compensation claim denials are extremely common. Employees and their workers’ compensation insurers will look for any reason to say that an injured worker is ineligible for benefits. Some of the most common reasons for denial are:
You were not injured at work. While employers and their insurers will have a hard time denying a claim involving an accident that was witnessed at work, many work injuries are the result of repetitive stress over time. In these and other cases where there was not a clearly defined time of injury, claims are frequently rejected.
You made a mistake in your report or on your claim. There are many important details to include when reporting a work injury or filing a workers’ compensation claim. If there are any discrepancies or inconsistencies, they may provide a basis for denial of the claim.
You missed the deadline. There are deadlines in Minnesota for reporting and filing workers’ compensation claims. If you allegedly miss a deadline, your claim may be denied.
If you were denied workers’ compensation benefits for any of these reasons or if you were receiving benefits and you believe they were cut off prematurely, contact us immediately at 651-371-6008. At The Law Office of Gretchen Hall, we have a positive reputation for overcoming these roadblocks for injured workers in St. Paul and throughout Minnesota.
What serious injury did you suffer on the job? A fall injury, a burn injury, a slow-developing back, neck or shoulder injury, or something else? You may have suffered psychological injuries after witnessing some type of violence at work. Now you struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but you do not have access to the medical care you need to get better and get back to work.
Whatever the case may be, there are options for appealing the denied claim. An attorney at our Twin Cities law firm can guide you through that process.
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Your Suffering Should Not Be Ignored
Perhaps your workers’ compensation claim was addressed at first, but now your employer’s insurer has denied coverage for treatment you need or has discontinued your benefits. While workers’ compensation benefits are typically intended to be temporary relief for injured workers, sometimes they are cut off too soon. You can fight to have your benefits restored. An experienced lawyer can help.
In some cases, benefits are discontinued because the initial claim has been reviewed and now your employer or their insurer believes the condition was preexisting or did not happen at work. In other cases, benefits are cut off because the workers’ compensation doctor says that you are better and can return to work. In some cases, this may mean returning to work on light duty.
Thankfully, for many of our clients at The Law Office of Gretchen Hall in St. Paul, we have helped many injured workers get past obstacles like these. We are ready to walk beside you through all phases of fighting the denial or discontinuation of benefits that you need. At our law firm, your pain and concerns are real and will be heard. We welcome the opportunity to explain how we can help you starting right now.
The First Step Is The Most Important: Free Consultation
Looking for a lawyer is an excellent first step; we commend you for watching out for yourself. Our workers’ compensation lawyer and our legal staff are ready to watch out for you, too.
Please don’t put it off any longer: Call 651-371-6008 or send an email inquiry, and let us tell you how we can get your appeal or another remedy underway. We look forward to hearing from you and offering a path to relief.