If you were hurt on the job, it is likely that you filed a workers’ compensation claim to provide you with the compensation you need to cover part of your lost wages and your medical bills. However, you will want to keep in mind that the majority of the time, insurance companies will try to ban those who have been hurt on the job from their rightful compensation, as they are businesses, and are usually worried more about their bottom line than anything else. Luckily, however, with a skilled Knoxville workers’ compensation appeals lawyer on your side, our legal team may be able to provide the benefits you need even after your first denial. Read on and give our firm today to discuss your claim’s denial and discuss solutions.
What steps should I take if my workers’ compensation claim is denied?
In the event that your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, there are several steps you will want to take. First, you should do is speak with one of our skilled Knoxville workers’ compensation attorneys. Our firm can then guide you through the appeals process. First, we will file a Petition for Benefits Determination with the TBWC within one year of your injury. After that, we will try to reach a settlement with a mediator from the TBWC. If we are not presented with an adequate settlement, we will take your case to the Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims, wherein we will attend a hearing and present your case as to why you are truly qualified for workers’ compensation benefits. Once that is done, the judge will give a written order documenting the workers’ compensation benefits you are to obtain for your work-related injury. If you still do not acquire the benefits you believe you are entitled to, we will appeal your case with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, where a panel of judges will hear your case and determine whether their decision stands or not. If our firm is able to persuade them to modify their initial decision, they will. If you have any further questions about the appeals process or your claim has been denied and you are ready to get started, give us a call today. Our firm is on your side no matter what.
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If you need a Knoxville workers’ compensation lawyer or employment law attorney, Morris & Doolan is here to support you. Our firm has significant experience representing clients facing a wide range of workers’ compensation matters, including denial of benefits, appeals, and third-party lawsuits. If you need a Tennessee employment lawyer, we are experienced in handling matters ranging from discrimination and sexual harassment to wrongful termination and FMLA. Contact us today to learn more about our services.