March 23, 2021 Posted In Work-related injury
After a work-related injury, one of the biggest concerns is if you will be able to cover your medical expenses, ongoing treatment, and lost wages. Workers’ compensation is meant to provide those benefits, but unfortunately, there are times when legitimate claims are denied. While this is a frustrating situation, it is important to know you still have options.
Some of the most common reasons for claim denials are:
If you fail to report your injury to your employer within 30 days.
If you weren’t at work or acting on behalf of your employer when you were injured, then you aren’t eligible.
You have up to one year from the date of injury to file the DWC-1 claim form. Failure to meet this deadline will automatically result in a denial.
You must have proof of medical treatment before your claim is approved.
Your employer may choose to dispute your work injury or claim that it occurred due to another disqualifying reason.
Our Riverside workers’ compensation lawyers at Hanson & Mouri are dedicated to helping injured workers get the benefits they need and deserve. Contact us for a free consultation today.