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Workers' compensation denied? You can appeal your case

If your workers' compensation claim was denied, you may think you can't do anything about it. That's not true; in fact, you can appeal the denial and work with your attorney to have your claim approved and paid to you from the date of injury. You shouldn't lose any income as a result of a bad review of your case.

To appeal, you need to file the appeal through your state's board of workers' compensation. If you're not sure why you got denied, these are a few ideas.

1.If your injury isn't reported in time, you may not be able to claim. Usually, you need to report the injury within a few days to make good on the requirement.

2. If you fail to file a claim in time, you can also be denied. You should file earlier than 30 days in most cases; file as soon as possible.

3. If your injury isn't compensable, then you won't be able to seek compensation. For instance, if you have a stress-related injury, it may be hard to prove that it was caused by work. Unless you have solid documentation, it can be difficult to get that claim approved.

4. If your claim is disputed by your employer, then the board could deny your claim. You'll need to prove to the board that your employer is incorrect and that the injuries occurred in the course of employment while you were at work.

Our website has more information on what to do if you've had your workers' compensation claim denied. You aren't alone, and you deserve to have your claim reevaluated.

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