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What is a Workers’ Compensation Claim Denial?

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What is a Workers’ Compensation Claim Denial?

Have you received a claim denial for your workers’ compensation claim? After you suffer a work injury and give Notice to your employer, your employer will forward the claim to their workers’ compensation carrier. From the date of receipt, the assigned workers’ compensation adjustor has 21 days to either accept or deny your claim for workers’ compensation benefits.  If your claim has been denied, you will not be receiving workers’ compensation benefits- medical or wage loss. If you receive a Denial you should contact a workers’ compensation lawyer right away to file a Claim Petition. A Claim Petition will be litigated before a Workers’ Compensation Judge.

Please note that even if your Claim is accepted, it could be accepted for a “Medical Only”, and could also be accepted as “Temporary”, which could mean that you are technically denied.  Please note that if and when you receive a Denial, this is a time sensitive issue and should be dealt with as quickly as possible.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about workers’ compensation through our Workers’ Comp Wednesdays with Kara Curry on 99.9 The Hawk.  If you or a loved one has a question regarding your work injury or claim I invite you to contact me via phone (215) 530-7166, email or the form to the right.  As a certified workers’ compensation attorney, I am happy to offer free consultations.  – Paula Robinson, Esq.