Workers’ Compensation Denied?
What if My Workers Compensation Is Denied Benefits?
If you’ve been injured on the job and filed a workers’ compensation claim, you expect to receive benefits to help cover your medical bills and lost wages. However, there are times when your workers’ compensation claim is denied, leaving you without the benefits you need to recover from your injuries. At Harvey & Carpenter, Attorneys at Law, we understand how frustrating and overwhelming it can be when your workers’ compensation claim is denied. That’s why we’re here to help you navigate the appeals process and fight for your rights. We are experienced Minnesota workers’ comp lawyers who have helped countless clients in Mankato and the surrounding areas.
Appealing a Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim
If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, you have the right to file an appeal with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. The appeals process begins with filing an Employee’s Claim Petition, which must be completed and filed within three years from the date of injury, and in some cases up to 6 years after the injury.Once your claim petition is filed, a hearing will be scheduled where you can present evidence and arguments to support your claim. It’s important to have an experienced Minnesota workers’ comp lawyer on your side to help you prepare for the hearing and ensure that your rights are protected.
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Contact Harvey & Carpenter if Your Minnesota Workers’ Comp Was Denied
If your workers’ compensation benefits have been denied, don’t hesitate to call the experienced attorneys at Harvey & Carpenter. With years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you appeal the decision and fight for the benefits you deserve. We understand the stress and uncertainty that comes with a denied claim, and will work tirelessly to ensure that your rights are protected. Contact us today at (507) 779-7529 for a free consultation to discuss your case and find out how we can help you.
Reasons for A Denied Workers’ Compensation Claim
There are many reasons why your workers’ compensation claim may be denied. Some common reasons include:
- The injury occurred outside of work or was not work-related
- The injury was not reported within the required timeframe
- The injury was not severe enough to warrant workers’ compensation benefits
- The employer disputes the claim
- There is insufficient evidence to support the claim