When you’ve suffered an injury at work, the last thing you need is to get a denial letter in the mail from the NYS Workers’ Compensation Board. Or maybe your claim was approved, but now the insurer is trying to get out of paying for a treatment that your doctor says is necessary. Both situations are bad, and both make it that much harder to recover from your injury.
At Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP, we’ve been helping injured workers out of predicaments like this for over forty years. An NYC workers’ comp denial lawyer from our firm can help you prove your case and get you the benefits you need.
Why Was Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Denied?
Whether the denial came from the Board or from the insurer, there is any number of reasons that might be used for the denial. In some cases, it might just be a misunderstanding or miscommunication, but other reasons can be far more difficult to overcome.
For example, they might claim that your injury didn’t happen at work, or they might say that what you have is a pre-existing condition that you’re just trying to claim as a new injury so that you can receive benefits. They might even say that your injury happened outside of your normal job duties, so now you don’t qualify.
Other denials might involve a technicality like not filing your paperwork on time or forgetting to provide all of the necessary information. Whatever the case, an NYC workers’ comp denial lawyer from our firm can help you challenge the denial by building a case that demonstrates why your claim qualifies for workers’ compensation benefits.
Proving Your Workplace Injury Claim
How we go about proving your case will depend entirely on the reasons given for the denial. These are just a few of the more common situations and how they might be handled:
- Outside of Job Duties – Whether your employer claims you were off the clock, conducting personal business, or doing anything other than your job, we’ll need to prove that you were doing exactly what you were supposed to be doing.
- Pre-Existing Conditions – Even if it’s true that you have a pre-existing condition, that doesn’t mean that your job duties haven’t exacerbated it or caused it to develop into a full-fledged injury or disability.
- Technicalities – Whether they claim you missed a deadline or that some piece of paperwork wasn’t filled out correctly, it doesn’t mean the end of your claim. If you weren’t properly informed or if your paperwork appears to have gotten “lost,” we can help.
- Denied Medical Care – The insurer might have the right to deny covering a treatment they think is unnecessary, but you have the right to appeal that decision.
Connect with an NYC Rejected Workers’ Comp Claim Lawyer
If you’re having a hard time getting the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to, let Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP help you prove your case. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your case in detail with an NYC workers’ comp denial lawyer by completing the form below or by calling 212-385-9190.