What Should I Do if My Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied?

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If you are someone who was injured on the job, there is a very good chance that you filed a workers’ compensation claim to help you obtain the benefits you need to cover your medical bills and a portion of your lost wages. That said, the unfortunate reality is that in many cases, insurance companies will try to deny those who’ve been hurt on the job their rightful compensation, as they are businesses, and are often concerned more about their bottom line than anything else. Fortunately, however, with an experienced Knoxville workers’ compensation appeals attorney on your side, we may be able to secure the benefits you need even after your initial denial. Please continue reading and reach out to our firm to learn more about how we can help if your workers’ compensation claim has been denied.

What should I do if my workers’ compensation claim is denied?

If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, the first thing you should do is speak with a competent Knoxville workers’ compensation attorney. 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. From here, we will attempt to reach a settlement with a mediator from the TBWC. If we are not offered 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 entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. From here, the judge will issue a written order detailing the workers’ compensation benefits you are to receive for your work-related injury. If you still do not receive 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 decide whether their decision stands or not. If we can persuade them to modify their initial decision, they will. If you have any additional questions about the appeals process, or your claim has been denied and you are ready to get started, simply pick up the phone and give us a call today. We are here to help.

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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.

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