When you’ve suffered an injury or fallen ill due to the conditions or circumstances of your work environment, you might not be initially concerned for your financial wellbeing. After all, you know your employer is required to carry workers compensation insurance coverage, and you believe you can simply file your claim for benefits and start collecting.
Unfortunately, many employers and insurance companies issue wrongful denials to deserving claimants simply because they don’t want to pay. Even worse, some insurers will even attempt to force you to go back to work before you’re medically stable just to avoid paying you the benefits you’re entitled to.
Working with a qualified lawyer at the Pothitakis Law Firm, PC can help ensure that you win the workers compensation benefits you deserve so you can recover from your condition without the added pressure of financial insecurity.
When Deserving Claimants Get Denied
If you were injured while performing your duties as an employee, and you were not in violation of company policy or committing a crime while you were injured, you should be considered a “deserving” employee.
Countless claims are wrongfully denied across Iowa every year due to the greed of insurance companies and employers alike. Probably the most common reason for a denial is the work comp insurer accusing the claimant of failing to disclose a pre-existing condition and saying the injury or illness is a result of that condition—not the work environment.
The other most frequent cause of denials is relatively easy to correct and occurs when proper documentation isn’t included or there is an error on the application for benefits. By simply correcting clerical errors and providing appropriate medical documentation, a work comp lawyer can help you avoid the appeals process and obtain quick approval.
Help Filing an Appeal
In some cases, denials are inevitable. No matter how many hoops you jump through with your insurer or employer, they are determined to avoid issuing the benefits you’re entitled to. If we encounter this unfavorable situation, we are fully prepared to file an appeal and bring your case in front of the workers compensation commissioner for further review.
Contact an Iowa Workers Comp Lawyer
Due to the often complex nature of workers compensation claims, working with an Iowa workers comp lawyer can be a good way to help ensure access to the benefits you deserve.
The assistance of a qualified attorney at the Pothitakis Law Firm, PC can be an invaluable asset to your case. You can schedule your free claim evaluation today by giving us a call at 1-888-329-0243 or filling out the form we have provided below.