My Claim Was Denied. Now What?
The sad truth is that claims are often denied not because they lack merit, but because the insurer hopes some of the claims will be dropped. This means that people who are genuinely injured on the job go without compensation because they allowed themselves to be discouraged.
At Tillman & Associates, we have this advice: Don’t be polite. Hire a law firm that has been doing this for over 30 years and won many millions of dollars of awards for medical care and living expenses. And keep applying. Workers’ compensation insurance is not a handout. It is a system established to balance and protect the rights of both employers and workers.
Understanding The Process
Denial of legitimate workers’ compensation claims is not the only injustice that occurs. Sometimes claims are deliberately delayed, causing you great anxiety over medical expenses. Sometimes claims are deliberately underpaid, making your life very difficult. Sometimes benefits are paid out for a while and are then terminated before you have recovered and can go back to work. These are all problems that require the hand of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer.
Tillman & Associates will evaluate your claim to make sure it is legitimate. When we are sure that your claim is a valid one, we will assemble the documentation to support your claim to both your employer and its insurer and demand compensation for your injuries. We will review your claim to make certain it is valid. Then we will gather the facts and documentation necessary to make it clear to your employer and the insurance company that you are entitled to compensation.
What many people don’t realize is that nearly 70% of claims that were originally denied are converted to paid claims within one year. Another important thing to note is the fact that the converted claim is typically 555 higher than the original. Any employer or workers’ compensation insurer will likely insist that their original denial was legitimate. They even may provide a reasonable explanation. That being said, the smartest thing you can do is to check with a reputable attorney and discuss your options further.
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Was your workers’ compensation claim denied? Call Tillman & Associates, the Atlanta attorneys for denied workers’ comp claims, toll free at 877-849-5895, or drop us a brief description using this online form.