Work injuries can be incredibly difficult to overcome, especially when you have the added difficulty of financial worries without any way to pay your expenses while you are unable to work.
Workers’ compensation benefits should protect you in the event of an injury you sustained on the job. Unfortunately, many work comp insurers issue unfair denials with no consideration for the lives of the injury victims.
When you are dealing with one of these unjust denial letters, contact a qualified Iowa workers’ comp denial lawyer at Pothitakis Law Firm, PC. We’re ready to help you gain access to the compensation you deserve.
Insurance companies will deny your claim for workers’ compensation benefits for a number of reasons—and they’re looking for these reasons. Probably the most common is that they believe you have failed to disclose a pre-existing condition prior to being covered under your employer’s workers’ comp insurance policy.
We can combat this by proving with medical documentation that your injury occurred directly through the work accident and was not caused by a pre-existing condition.
Other frequently seen causes of Iowa workers’ comp denials include the claimant failing to notify his or her employer within ninety days of an injury, improper filing of a claim, failure to provide adequate information or medical documentation, and the insurer believing an injury isn’t critical enough to warrant workers’ comp benefits.
Usually, we will be able to refute these claims by providing a notarized statement from your physician or obtaining an independent medical exam (IME) from a third-party medical professional to prove your case. In the event that we are unable to come to an arrangement with the insurance company, we can begin the process of filing a formal appeal.
Filing an appeal is what we do when the insurance company has been provided the information it has requested and insists on denying your claim for Iowa work comp benefits. We will likely have a hearing in front of a judge, during which we can provide proof of your injury through medical documentation and your IME, as well as evidence that the injury occurred while you were at work.
After the hearing, we will be given a verdict. If we are successful, you’ll likely be able to start collecting benefits retroactively, from the date of your injury. If you are denied, your Iowa workers comp claim denial lawyer will help you explore your options.
If you believe your Iowa work comp claim has been wrongfully denied and you need help obtaining appropriate compensation to cover your losses while you are unable to work, contact an experienced lawyer with Pothitakis Law Firm, PC.
We are committed to helping deserving claimants like you gain access to the compensation they’re entitled to. To schedule your no-cost consultation with an Iowa workers comp denial lawyer today, simply fill out our contact form or give us a call at 1-866-753-4692.