How to Appeal a Worker’s Compensation Denial
Suffering an injury at the workplace can be a very frustrating experience, especially if the injury is severe enough to prevent you from working and earning a paycheck. Workers are typically entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if they are injured while on the job. Unfortunately, many people are denied benefits and may be forced to pay for medical bills and other expenses out of their own pocket.
If your worker’s comp claim has been denied, you should not lose hope. You have the ability to appeal the denial, and the Morehead City workers compensation attorneys of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, are here to help you fight for benefits. Contact us today at 919-851-3311 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
How to Appeal
To appeal a workers’ compensation denial, you generally follow these guidelines or steps:
- Review the Denial of Worker’s Compensation Claim form or Form 61 to see why your claim was denied
- Fill out the necessary forms to request a hearing where you can plead your case
- After you are granted a hearing you may be able to go through a mediation session to settle your case outside of court
- If you cannot settle in mediation you will go to your scheduled hearing
Though you do not need an attorney to help you with the filing of your initial claim, legal advice and representation can become absolutely critical during the appeal and litigation phase, in the event that either becomes necessary.
Do not delay speaking with an attorney as there is a statutorily limited period of time in which to file an appeal. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation attorneys of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, by calling 919-851-3311 to discuss your legal options.