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How can I fight back after a denied workers' compensation claim?

Workers' compensation is for the benefit and support of injured Connecticut employees and those who suffered illnesses as a result of their jobs. Most workers have the right to this type of support, but many are unaware that it can actually be quite complex to obtain these benefits. Many first-time applications for these benefits come back denied.

If you learned your claim for these benefits did not get approval, it is not the end of the road for you. You have the right to continue your pursuit of benefits, and at this point, you may find it beneficial to seek guidance as you fight for the financial support you need and deserve. You do not have to fight back against a denied claim alone.

Common reasons for denied claims

There are many reasons why workers' compensation clams do not get approval the first time. Thankfully, workers are not out of options when this happens. The first step after a denied claim is to understand why the denial happened. Some of the most common reasons given include the following:

  • Your employer disputed the claim or disputes the details of the accident.
  • There is no evidence medical treatment was necessary.
  • You did not file the claim in an appropriate amount of time.
  • It is possible the injury is not actually compensable.
  • There is not enough evidence included that proves the injury is work related.

At this point, you can proceed to gather the evidence and documentation necessary to appeal the decision. You may need additional medical records, notes from doctors, proof of expenses and more, but it is possible to successfully appeal a denial.

Many workers find it beneficial to work with a legal professional who can help them appeal, attend hearings or do whatever is necessary to eventually get the financial benefits they deserve.

What benefits do you need?

The specific benefits you need and deserve depend on the nature of your individual case, including the types of injuries you suffered. You have the right to fight for whatever you need to get better, move forward and eventually return to work.

A complete evaluation of your case can help you understand why your claim came back denied, what you can do to appeal the decision and what types of benefits you can actually get. You are entitled to guidance as you navigate every complex step of the workers' compensation process, even from the initial claim completion.

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