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Des Moines Workers Comp Denial Lawyer

When your workers compensation benefits should handle your medical bills and lost income, a denial can be devastating. If you’re struggling to get your workers comp benefits, speak to a Des Moines workers comp claim denial lawyer.

Workers compensation gives you peace of mind when you’ve been seriously injured at work. When you’re denied your compensation, however, you’re put into a difficult position. You’re left dealing with your injuries, which might be severe, and with no compensation to cover your expenses.

If this has happened to you, contact a Des Moines workers comp denial lawyer from Pothitakis Law Firm, PC. Dealing with a denial by yourself might be difficult, but our team can appeal your denial and win you the workman’s comp benefits you need for your recovery.

Reasons for a Workers Comp Denial in Des Moines

The first step to getting a denial reversed—finding the reason for your denial—should be easy. Every insurance company is required to cite a reason for a denial, so you’ll simply need to return to your denial letter and review its contents.

There are several reasons why you might see a work comp denial in Des Moines. We can walk you through each one, including the following:

  • Lack of medical evidence
  • A dispute about whether your injury happened at work
  • Resistance from the insurance company
  • Missed filing deadline
  • No medical treatment received for the accident

In some of these cases, it may be a matter of getting a second opinion. Further exams or proof of treatment may be all you need. For some, however, you may need deeper proof, especially if there’s a dispute about when and where your accident happened. Fortunately, a lawyer can help gather evidence and fight for your benefits.  

Appealing Your Denial

Once we’ve studied your denial and are prepared to fight for your compensation, we’ll begin the appeals process. Iowa encourages workers and employers to discuss the issue at hand before moving forward, so your case will likely begin with a meeting with your employer and insurance company.

A lawyer can help mediate the discussion between your employer and the insurance company, giving you and your lawyer a chance to show new evidence that you need your workers comp benefits. For many employees, this is all that’s necessary to reverse a claim denial.

Unfortunately, the insurer or employer may still disagree with you receiving workers compensation and may refuse to provide it. In these cases, you and your lawyer will likely file a contested-case hearing. This will be brought before the Iowa workers compensation commissioner, who will review the evidence and arguments and approve or deny your claim.   

Call a Des Moines Workers Comp Denial Attorney

Being injured at work is a serious matter, and when you’re not getting the compensation you need, it’s especially difficult to recover from your injuries. When you’ve received a denial, you’ll need to fight back, but how should you go about that?

With a Des Moines workers comp denial lawyer at Pothitakis Law Firm, PC on your side, you can get the compensation you’ve been denied as soon as possible. We’ll fight for you and the work comp benefits you need. For more information or to set up a free consultation with us, give us a call at 1-866-PLF-IOWA (753-4692) or fill out the form below.