If you applied for workers’ compensation and were denied benefits, you have the right to appeal. At Mays Law Office, LLC, our staff will work closely with you to mount a successful appeal.
Why Are Workers’ Compensation Claims Denied?
There are several reasons why an insurance company denies your workers’ compensation claim in Wisconsin. These include:
- Waiting too long to apply: While it is better to apply as quickly as possible after a work injury, you typically have two years after the accident to apply for benefits. Failing to apply within that time period could leave you ineligible for compensation. It is important to note that there is no time limit to apply for benefits for an on-the-job illness.
- Not a workplace injury: Workers’ compensation applies strictly to job-related injuries. If an insurance company believes your injury is not work related, they may deny your claim.
- Previous physical impairment: Workers’ compensation covers new injuries and it may also cover instances where the work aggravates a previous injury.
We Can Help You Overcome A Denial
Workers’ compensation can provide several types of benefits, including for lost wages and medical expenses. These benefits can be critical for injured workers who cannot return to work. This makes a denial one of the most difficult experiences that you and your family can face.
The good news is that a denial is not the end of the story.
Using 20+ Years Of Experience To Help You
Attorney Lisa Pierobon Mays has over 20 years of experience handling workers’ compensation claims. She will take every measure to help you establish the strongest appeal possible by doing the following:
- Assess the status of your claim
- Analyze the reason for the denial
- Consult with your doctor and other medical professionals to strengthen your appeal
- Ensure you meet all applicable deadlines
- Seek resolutions via mediation, arbitration or through a hearing with an administrative law judge
Helping You Through Every Phase Of Your Claim
Whether you are just applying for benefits or recently received notice of a denial, a compassionate, experienced lawyer is here for you. Speak with us about your case by calling 608-535-4719. You may also contact our Middleton office by email.