Claim Denial & AppealsLitigation: It's What We Do.
Calabasas Claim Denial & Appeals Lawyer
Providing Staunch Legal Advocacy When Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied
If you were injured or developed a medical condition while on the job, it can be hard to deal with the stress of your condition while also worrying about the potential financial repercussions. In these situations, workers’ compensation is intended to provide financial support during this difficult period. California requires all employers to carry workers’ compensation to cover medical costs and provides income support for a given period of time when an employee is injured on the job. This system is designed to protect employees from having to prove negligence by their employer or co-workers in order to receive the resources they need.
Unfortunately, worker's compensation claims are often denied for various reasons, such as:
- The injury did not happen at work
- A medical professional deemed your injury unrelated to work
- Pre-existing conditions were present prior to injury
- Insufficient or inaccurate information was provided on the claim form
- Filing deadlines weren't met
It can be incredibly frustrating for an employee when their worker’s compensation claim is denied. The denial of a claim can leave an employee and their family in financial limbo. Without sufficient resources to pay for medical costs or support their family during this time of recovery, it’s understandable that workers may feel demoralized if their claim has been rejected. It can also be difficult to understand why their claim was denied, especially because when there are so many potential reasons that could be at play.
Whatever the reason, it is important to remember that there are still legal options available to help you appeal your denied worker's compensation claim. Our experienced claim denial and appeals attorneys at Gaines & Gaines can help you file a timely appeal and fight for the benefits you need to recover.
Navigating Your Appeal
Our team has extensive knowledge of workers' compensation law in California. We understand how to navigate complex legal issues and have successfully represented many clients in their claim denial appeals.
If you have had your claim denied, we will work with you every step of the way from collecting evidence to preparing your case for hearing before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB) judge. Our lawyers can also represent you when dealing with negative decisions made by the WCAB.
When faced with a claim denial, it is important that you seek legal advice right away so that you can begin to build a strong case that will increase your chances of success. In California, you must file an appeal petition within one year of the denial of your workers’ compensation claim. The experienced attorneys at Gaines & Gaines are here to help you through every aspect of the appeals process and fight for the benefits you need and deserve.
Call (866) 400-4450 to Get the Help You Need
At Gaines & Gaines, we understand how frustrating it can be to feel your pain and suffering are invalidated by the forces that are supposed to be there to help you. A worker’s compensation claim denial can feel crushing, but you are not alone. We are committed to advocating for each client’s rights under California's workers' compensation laws so that they can focus on their recovery. Our experienced claim denial and appeals attorneys offer personalized legal services tailored to meet your unique needs and objectives. We look forward to helping you get the justice and compensation you deserve in the wake of a work-related injury.
Call (866) 400-4450 or contact us online to schedule a consultation so that we can discuss your case in detail.