Workers’ compensation law makes sure that you are well-protected in the workplace, especially if your line of work is more hazardous than the rest. These include maritime workers, seamen, and plant and refinery workers. Injured workers are normally covered by workers’ compensation, as long as it’s classified and proven as a workplace injury. In addition, workers’ compensation law outlines many things that an injured worker can be compensated for.
However, there are some situations that can lead to a denial of benefits. Not all claims are outright accepted and approved. Denial of medical treatment can sometimes occur. In these cases, you must take the proper steps in order for you to get your claim.
Unfortunately, the denial of benefits that come with workers’ compensation insurance can sometimes occur. There are several ways this can happen. Here are some of the most common reasons:
There is a given span of time by which an injured worker may report the injury. If it goes past that date, then you may get your workers’ comp benefits denied. Make sure that you need to report the injury to your supervisor as soon as possible in order to prevent disputes.
If your employer disputes your claim as to how or why the injury happened, you may also get your workers’ comp benefits denied. Reasons an employer can use to dispute your claim can include the injury having occurred outside of the workplace, workplace negligence or incompetence.
Many workers are still not aware of the extent of their rights when it comes to compensation and benefits. If your workers’ compensation benefit claim gets denied, it’s best to consult with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney right away. Call the Schwartz Law Firm’s Louisiana workers’ compensation attorneys at 504-837-2263 for a free initial consultation.
Schwartz Law Firm was founded by Christopher Schwartz in 1997. After obtaining his MBA and law degrees, Christopher Schwartz served as a Workers Compensation claims adjuster. This experience gave him a view of the system from the inside and inspired him to begin his own practice. Christopher Schwartz has successfully represented many injured employees in Longshore claims, Jones Act claims, and Personal Injury claims. He is a tough negotiator, whose track record includes multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Chris has also authored a book titled “The Road to Justice”. In his book, Chris outlines how he and his colleagues fight for public safety and what role his clients can play in winning their own personal injury cases. Chris is a native of New Orleans and has practiced law in Louisiana for 14 years. As a result, he understands local laws and feels a special loyalty to local people. He takes every case personally. Chris is available to represent clients anywhere in Louisiana and Maritime clients anywhere in the Gulf South. But he is also qualified to represent Defense Base Act clients anywhere in the world outside the U.S. He also focuses on auto accidents, semi-trailer accidents, 18-wheeler accidents and slip & fall accidents.