Queens Workers Comp Denial Lawyer
Having your workers compensation claim denied can be a huge disappointment piled on top of an enormous struggle with your injury and related expenses, but all hope isn’t lost. A Queens workers comp denial lawyer can expedite your appeal and get you the compensation you need to recover.
If you’ve been hurt in an accident at work, you likely want to do everything you can to get back to your day-to-day routine. But if you need workers compensation benefits, you can’t return to your daily life until your claim is approved.
Unfortunately, it isn’t uncommon for accident victims to have their workers compensation applications denied. If this scenario sounds familiar to you, consider hiring a Queens workers comp denial lawyer from Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP.
Our attorneys will work to file a successful appeal quickly and effectively, putting you one step closer to getting your life back on track.
Why Your Claim Was Denied
The state of New York requires most employers to carry workers compensation insurance for one reason: to protect victims just like you.
However, the process doesn’t always work the way it should, and victims who are entitled to workers compensation see their claims denied. In some unfortunate cases, circumstances of your case contradict the requirements set out by the state workers comp agency.
But in many cases, small problems with your claim, such as improper paperwork or misstated circumstances, are behind your initial workers compensation claim denial. Working with your lawyer, you will be able to determine whether you are truly eligible to receive compensation.
If you are indeed eligible, your attorney will fight to recover the workers compensation benefits you deserve.
Some reasons why you may be ineligible for workers compensation benefits include the following:
- Not being on the clock at the time of your incident
- Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol when your accident occurred
- If your injuries were actually part of a pre-existing condition
When Your Employer Won’t Cooperate
Once you and your Queens workers comp denial lawyer have determined that you do, in fact, qualify for compensation, your attorney will determine what else could have caused you to receive a denial. In some cases, it may be due to small, rookie errors during the filing process. In other cases, it may be due to something a bit more complex, such as your employer.
Sadly, accident victims often face pushback from their employers when they plan to file a workers compensation claim. Most often, this happens because employers want to avoid an increase in their workers compensation insurance premiums.
In these instances, your employer may insinuate that your injuries aren’t severe enough to qualify for benefits or try to prove that you were actually hurt outside of work, and that your injuries weren’t sustained in your on-the-job accident.
Without the proper legal guidance, you may find yourself a victim a second time—this time because of your employer’s behaviors. But when you team up with our attorneys, you don’t need to worry about such attempts.
Using legal skills, education, and experience, your lawyer will refute your employer’s claims. That can include filing an appeal and gathering substantial and sound evidence, including witness statements, medical records, and expert testimony to prove the true nature of your accident and your injuries.
Succeed with a Lawyer
If you were denied after filing a workers compensation claim, you don’t have to give up hope. Turn to a lawyer from Finkelstein, Meirowitz & Eidlisz, LLP to begin the appeal process and collect the benefits you need.
To get in touch with a Queens workers comp denial lawyer, give us a call today at 212-385-9190 or fill out our online contact form, which you’ll find at the bottom of this page.