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It’s possible to appeal when turned down for workers’ comp

On Behalf of | Aug 30, 2019 | Firm News

You work hard for your employer and do your best carrying out the daily duties required of your job. It stands to reason that your company would have your back after you suffer an on-the-job injury.

Unfortunately for some Boston workers, that is not always the case. Some companies reject their employees’ claims for workers’ compensation benefits, including cash benefits and covered medical care.

These companies have various reasons for doing so. Some may be simply economic, as companies seek to reduce costs expended on these type of claims. But there can also be other reasons for companies to deny their workers the benefits they seek.

Your employer may doubt that your injury is actually work-related. They may suspect that the sprained or broken limb might be a result of some after-hours misadventure instead of an on-the-job accident.

That’s why it is so vital to immediately report an injury when it occurs instead of waiting and hoping that it might not be that serious. If your employer challenges the legitimacy of your claim, you can provide them with co-workers’ names who witnessed your fall or other mishap. A witness account corroborating your story can make the difference between covered medical and cash benefits and a denial.

But even if your claim is initially denied by your employer, that is not necessarily the end of the matter. We can help you appeal your denied workers’ compensation claim. Many claimants find that having a workers’ compensation attorney working on their behalf adds the needed gravitas to their case that will ensure their appeal is successful.