What Should I Do If My Workers’ Comp Claim Is Denied By My Employer?

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If you are denied Workers’ Comp your employer and insurance company must give you a reason for the denial and what you can do about it.  This is required by Iowa law.  Many times the denial is because of a lack of information that needs to be provided.  This may require additional doctor appointments or proof that your injuries should be covered by Workers’ Comp. Our firm is able to help you through this process and make sure that your employer and insurance company have all the information and evidence that they need to provide benefits.

You also have the option to appeal a Workers’ Comp denial.  If you believe you should receive Workers’ Comp, speaking to a Workers’ Compensation compliance administrator should be your next step.  These officials can walk you through your issues and investigate your case.  Of course, your attorney can handle steps like this on your behalf.  If this doesn’t help your claim, you will need to go before the Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner with your case.  Having an attorney on your side at this stage can make or break your case.

Know that you have options after a denial.  When you’re not sure what to do if Workers’ Comp denied your claim, we can walk you through the problems and get you the benefits you’re entitled to.  I you would like a free consultation, contact us–we’re ready to help.  You can call us or fill out the online contact form on the website.