How To Deal With Claim Denials

What if the insurance company denies your workers' comp claim or only gives you partial benefits? You shouldn't necessarily give up — especially if you haven't spoken with an attorney. It's important to remember that the insurance company is looking out for its own bottom line. It has a financial incentive to avoid or reduce payouts. What's more, insurance companies sometimes make mistakes and issue bad decisions.

Fortunately, you have the right to appeal a decision you disagree with, provided you do so within the right time frame. At this stage, it's critical to involve a lawyer if you haven't already. Sound legal advice can make the difference between getting full benefits and another denial.

Get Help Navigating Tricky Issues

For help with your workers' comp claim in Massachusetts, contact the Boston-area law firm of Barry D. Lang, M.D. & Associates. We're committed to helping you get the benefits and compensation you deserve.

Our attorneys understand the issues that often come up in disputed claims such as:

  • Whether you're an employee or independent contractor
  • Whether you were acting in the scope and course of your employment when the injury occurred
  • Whether you had a pre-existing condition that was made worse by work

Often, these claims involve gray areas. Gathering the right evidence may be essential for getting a better outcome. Medical evidence is also critical.

We'll conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that your claim has solid footing. Our attorneys will also work with doctors and nurses on staff to develop the detailed medical evidence that's so important in these cases. You can count on us to aggressively advocate for your rights each step of the way.

Don't Let A Denial Get You Down

Even after receiving a notice of denial, you still may have a chance to turn your case around. Call our lawyers at 800-LAWYERS for a free consultation. We'll walk you through your options for appealing the decision.