If you suffered an injury while completing a work-related task, then you may have grounds for a workers’ compensation claim. But what should you do if the insurance company denies your claim, or if your employer argues that you do not deserve compensation?
If you were denied compensation for a job-related injury in Louisiana, contact Morris Bart, LLC. An Alexandria accident lawyer will help you appeal the denial and will represent your interests.
Call 800-537-8185 today to schedule a free initial consultation. Until then, read on to learn four reasons why your workers’ comp claim may be denied:
- Statute of Limitations Expired
After any work-related injury, you should inform your employer in writing immediately. Keep a copy for your records.
In order for your workers’ compensation claim to be valid, you must file it before the statute of limitations expires. You must file your claim within one year of the date when the disability or injury developed, and no later than two years from the date of the accident.
- No Causal Link between Employee and Employer
In order to make a successful workers’ comp claim, there must be a causal link between you, your injury, and your job. Your employer may argue that the injury is not related to your work activities.
For example, if a minor injury you sustained at work gets infected due to your own neglect, then your employer may argue that the subsequent complications do not relate to the job. Proving a causal link can be complicated without an accident lawyer. The injury attorneys at Morris Bart, LLC can gather evidence and help you establish this link.
- Injury Not Compensable
Not all injuries qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Your employer may argue that your particular injury was self-inflicted, or it was your own fault. For example, if you started a fight at work and sustained an injury as a result, then you may not be eligible for workers’ compensation.
- Victim Not Attending Medical Appointments
In order for your claim to succeed, you must attend all required medical examinations. Doctors’ reports will be necessary to prove that you were injured and the nature of your wounds. If you do not attend medical evaluations, then you may not be eligible for workers’ compensation.
What Should I Do If My Workers’ Comp Claim Was Denied?
If your workers’ compensation claim was denied, contact Morris Bart, LLC. We will work with your employer and its insurer to resolve the problem. If these negotiations fail, we will help you file a Disputed Claim for Compensation (Form LWC-WC-1008).
An Alexandria injury attorney from Morris Bart, LLC will handle the legal aspects of your claim so you can focus on recovery. Our firm has been representing the injured for more than 30 years, and we will give your case the individual attention that it deserves. Call 800-537-8185 today to schedule a free initial consultation.