Workers’ Compensation Claim Denials
Texas workers’ compensation laws state that injured workers are entitled to receive medical and wage loss benefits if they meet the law’s requirements for a work-related injury. While the law is cut and dry, the process for obtaining these benefits is not. Injured workers are often left frustrated and demoralized when their claims are denied.
Sticking Up For Injured Workers In Texas Since 1994
If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, it does not have to be the end of the road. You have the right to appeal the decision. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer from The Law Offices of Miller & Bicklein, P.C., can help you.
Why Are Claims Denied?
The denial of a claim is often not a good barometer of whether or not an injured worker is deserving of medical and wage loss benefits. Claims are denied when an employer and/or workers’ compensation insurance carrier claim that an injury was not work-related or that the claim for benefits is otherwise invalid or fraudulent.
Unfortunately, denied work injury claims are the end of the line for many workers who don’t realize how common denials are. Workers’ compensation claims are very complicated in nature, and employers and insurance carriers are often able to take advantage of that. Upon further examination, many appeals are successful and workers receive the benefits they deserve for their injuries.
What Is The Next Step?
If it is determined that an appeal is in your best interest, the next step will be appearing before the Benefit Review Conference for a formal hearing. We will make sure you understand the process that lies ahead and fight for your rights during all phases of your case.
To learn more about workers’ compensation appeals and how we can assist you in maximizing your benefits, contact us today for a no-risk consultation with an attorney. We represent clients in San Antonio, Odessa, Lubbock, Abilene and surrounding communities.