If your claim has been denied, you will need to demonstrate that you are restricted from performing duties associated with your job. An initial denial can often be overcome through a petition for benefits.
At the law offices of Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo, we advise our clients on how to work most effectively with their doctors to maximize the chances of achieving approval after initial denial of workers' compensation claims. Consult with one of our Philadelphia denied workers' compensation attorneys about your workers' compensation case. Get the facts you need to move forward after a workplace injury. We can help ensure that you meet the requirements for a workers' comp appeal in a timely manner.
Get The Right Doctor On Your Side
One of the most important strategies for combating a denied workers' compensation claim is to have a supportive doctor on your side. If you have been denied workers' compensation benefits, it may be possible to overcome that denial through close collaboration with your doctor.
A supportive physician can make a great difference in the effectiveness of your petition for reconsideration. Depending on the specific facts of your case, you should understand what you are entitled to if your claim denial is overcome:
- Medical care
- Wage loss benefits
Injured workers require prompt, effective care and treatment for their injuries, both for the sake of their own well-being and in order to meet the requirements for collecting workers' compensation benefits. A doctor's expert testimony can help demonstrate that a particular injury was a direct result of work activities. Building on well-defined diagnostics and clear client-physician communication, a doctor's detailed report can help confirm a causal connection between a workplace injury and a job that the injured person was performing.
Your Chosen Doctor's Assessment Matters
A workers' compensation insurance carrier may try to make you believe that you must work with a doctor chosen by the carrier. As experienced workers' compensation attorneys, we recognize that this arrangement may reflect an obvious conflict of interest. In fact, you are entitled to have your own doctor's opinion considered. Talk to an attorney about how to assert your rights after your workers' compensation claim has been denied.
Contact Us About Your Workers' Compensation Denial
We want to hear about your case and provide you with the information you need to make the decisions that are right for you. We handle all workers' compensation cases on a contingency basis. Email us or call us at 800-952-9640 to schedule a free consultation with a trusted workers' compensation lawyer at Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo in Philadelphia or other locations statewide.