Workers’ Compensation FAQs

What Should You Do If Your Workers' Compensation Claim Is Denied?

If your workers' compensation claim has been denied, you have the right to file an appeal with the workers' compensation board in Georgia. The appeals process can be lengthy and complicated. You can file the appeal yourself, but an experienced workers' compensation lawyer can assist you in navigating this complex process.

At The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller, LLC, we will fight to get your denied workers' compensation claim approved. Our firm will take a personal approach to handling your claim, meaning we will be by your side throughout the entire process to put you in the best position to receive the benefits you deserve. Every case is different, and we will work hard to be responsive to your individual needs.

What Are The Common Reasons Why Workers' Compensation Claims Are Denied?

The denial letter you receive outlines the reasons why the state denied your claim. Here are some of the most common reasons:

  • Timeliness: You did not file your initial claim within the required time frame.
  • No treatment: You must seek medical evaluation and treatment for injuries to be covered by workers' compensation.
  • Claim is in dispute: Your employer may dispute the claim, stating that your injuries were not work-related. You will need legal advice and guidance to determine what falls within or outside of the scope of work-related injuries.
  • Insufficient evidence of work-related injury: Even if your employer does not dispute your claim, your injuries must meet the guidelines of the workers' compensation bureau to be covered.
  • Noncompensable injury: The specific type of injury must be covered under the state's workers' compensation guidelines. The state can still deny a claim for noncovered injuries, even if they occurred at work.

Should I Start The Appeal Process Myself?

You should speak to a lawyer to review your case before filing an appeal. Gather all the documentation and letters you received from the workers' compensation bureau. List the names of doctors and medical facilities where you received treatment, including rehabilitation or therapy services and pharmacy medications. Bring this information to your lawyer.

We Will Assist You In Getting The Workers' Compensation You Deserve

As a former insurance company defense attorney, T. Andrew Miller is ready to approach your case from all angles to seek the most favorable outcome. If you have a workers' compensation claim in the Atlanta area, make an appointment with our law office today by calling us at 678-894-7868.