When a person is injured at work, most of the time they can file for worker’s compensation to help them financially recover from the accident. Unfortunately, they may not be approved for the worker’s compensation even when they are entitled to receive it. When this happens, they’re going to want to contact one of the Work injury lawyers to get help obtaining the compensation they deserve.
Denial of Compensation
There are many reasons why a person can be denied compensation. The most common reasons are that the injury didn’t happen while the person was at work, the person was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or the person simply didn’t fill out the correct forms in full and on time to apply. In some cases, it’s even denied because they believe the person purposely caused the injury to get a payment and avoid needing to work. Sometimes, the person will be denied for one of these reasons even though it isn’t actually true. When this happens, Work injury lawyers can work with them to prove they are actually eligible for compensation by appealing the denial.
Appealing for Compensation
When the person appeals the compensation, it’s a good idea to have a lawyer. The lawyer will help them gather evidence to show the accident happened at work and that the employee was not under the influence at the time of the accident. They’ll help the person fill out all of the paperwork and ensure it includes all necessary information. The person may need to go to court for the appeals. The lawyer will represent them and speak on their behalf, so they don’t have to be nervous about being in court for the first time. They’ll do everything they can to help the person get the compensation they need.
Compensation should be easy to receive when a person is injured at work and needs to recover before returning to work. Unfortunately, it isn’t always as easy as it should be. When that happens, lawyers like AlpernSchubert P.C can help the person get the compensation they need by appealing the worker’s compensation denial. If you’ve been denied worker’s compensation, call a lawyer today and see how they can help.