Delayed or Denied Workers’ Comp Claims in Michigan
Fighting for Your Rights After Injury
After you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, you have the right to expect a fast turnaround when you file your workers’ compensation claim so you can receive the medical care you need before you go into debt from your medical expenses and lost wages. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Insurance companies often aren’t willing to start paying victims what they deserve as quickly as they would like, often citing the need to investigate the claim further before they approve or deny it. Other insurance companies deny workers’ comp claims in a swift manner for a variety of reasons. If you have had your workers’ comp claim delayed or denied for any reason, you can turn to our accessible legal team at Adler Firm, PLLC. Our Michigan delayed or denied workers’ comp attorney has more than 30 years of experience representing individuals who have been injured on the job throughout the state and represents clients on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay no upfront costs or attorney fees until we win your case.
Schedule your same-day consultation with our team today so we can get started on assessing your delayed or denied claim at (888) 966-9524 or contact us online. We offer our services in English and Spanish for client convenience.
Reasons Why Claims May be Delayed
Insurance companies often conduct thorough investigations into workers’ compensation claims because the system itself receives countless fraudulent claims every day. However, that fact alone doesn’t give insurance companies the right to delay your deserved coverage longer than it has to.
Employers can also be a cause of the delay, as there is often poor training around workplace accident procedures and some managers or supervisors aren’t aware of reporting requirements and deadlines. This too does not excuse your delay in accessing benefits. Unreasonable delays in your claim are illegal. In Michigan, employers have 30 days to make a decision on your benefits after you have reported your accident – after 30 days, you should receive a denial or begin receiving benefits.
Injured workers rely on their workers’ comp checks to survive financially and their medical benefits to recover from their injuries. If your payments are delayed or inaccurate, we can stand up for you. We can fight to see that you receive the medical care you are entitled to receive for as long as your impairment requires it.
Reasons Why Claims May be Denied
When you have your claim denied, it’s important to examine your letter closely, as it will probably tell you why you were denied in the first place. When you hire our attorney, we can help you determine the reason for your denial so we can file an appeal and correct the situation.
Some common reasons why employers and insurance companies deny claims include:
- Your injury was sustained outside of work
- A preexisting condition or injury caused your injury
- Your doctor’s diagnosis was inaccurate
- You delayed in seeking medical care
- You delayed in reporting your injury or filing your claim
- There is little evidence that your injury was caused by working conditions
- A medical professional found your injuries were not disabling
One of the most common reasons why employers and insurers deny claims is because there’s not enough evidence to show that the injury is work-related. In these cases, you may need more medical evidence from your doctor, an independent medical examination, or witness accounts.
If you have been denied benefits, we can help you through the hearing process so you can begin receiving your rightfully owed lost wages, medical care, and vocational rehabilitation benefits. We frequently represent clients who are denied medical benefits or denied the right to consult their own physician. Our workers’ compensation denied claims lawyer knows the law and can work diligently to protect your rights.
Has your claim been delayed or denied unfairly? Call our Michigan denied claims attorney to secure the benefits you deserve after a workplace accident by calling us for a free consultation at (888) 966-9524.