My Workers’ Comp Was Denied. What Can I Do?
Legitimate workers’ compensation claims often are denied by the employer or insurance company for no reason.
Human resources personnel and claims adjusters sometimes are overloaded with cases. Sometimes they are poorly trained. The result is that a large number of legitimate and significant work injury claims in Atlanta and across the state are denied, leaving the injured worker and his or her family without any income or without access to reasonable medical care.
Typical Defense Tactics
Under Georgia law, the employee must notify the supervisor of the work accident or injury.
When there is a question as to whether notice of the injury was provided or whether medical treatment is necessary, employers and insurance companies often will deny the claim. Similarly, it is common for the injured worker to be told to see a doctor under his or her own health insurance coverage and/or take a medical leave of absence. In these situations, the injured employee is often told they are not entitled to workers’ comp.
Many Georgians who have been injured on the job contact our office reporting that their employer is aware of the accident and even sent them to the hospital, but nothing has been done. This is a typical claim defense tactic: wait and try to starve out the injured worker while he or she needs medical treatment.
When this happens, you must retain an attorney to protect your rights and obtain the benefits you are entitled to. Workers’ compensation attorney T. Andrew Miller can provide you with a free case evaluation and consultation so that you can have a plan of action.
Contact The Law Offices Of T. Andrew Miller, LLC, For A Free Consultation
Do not let a slow to respond human resources manager or overworked claims adjuster stand between you and a full recovery and return to the workforce. At The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller, LLC, we know how to deal with denied claims. Connect with us through our website or call us at 678-605-9109.