Coral Gables Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim Lawyers
Has your workers’ compensation claim been denied? Were your benefits cut off prematurely? At The Accident Law Group, P.A., in Coral Gables, we have the experience to overcome denied claims. Do not give up. Our lawyers can help you.
Reasons For Denial
There are many reasons for denial of a workers’ compensation claim. Sometimes, insurance companies simply wrongfully deny claims.
The doctor may say that the work accident did not cause the injury, or that it was a preexisting condition. The employer may state that the injury was not suffered in the course and scope of employment, or that you do not even work for the company.
Other reasons for denial include failed drug tests or failure to file the claim in the required time frame. Our Coral Gables attorneys handling denied workers’ compensation claims will help you understand why you were denied and take the necessary steps to challenge the denial.
Some denials involve allegations of fraud. Insurance companies are aggressive about discovering fraudulent workers’ compensation claims. They may hire private investigators to spy on you. If you are seen doing anything that may indicate you are not injured as severely as you have claimed, benefits will be denied. These are challenging cases, but we have the skill to help if you have been accused of fraud.
How To Overcome A Denial
The claim is filed in the workers’ compensation court. If it is denied, we will go to mediation. This is where all parties get together to exchange information. Often, the case is settled at mediation. If it is not, we may proceed to trial. At trial, we will argue your case in front of a judge. We will present evidence and call witnesses as necessary.
The judge will decide whether or not the claim is valid. This may not be a simple yes or no decision. You may be granted some benefits, but not others. Our goal is to present a strong case to get you the benefits you need to move forward after an injury.
All workers’ compensation cases are handled on a contingency basis. That means you are only required to pay if we are successful in getting you compensation.