My Workers’ Compensation Claim Was Denied. Now What?
We Can Help You Appeal And Get Benefits
Many valid and meritorious workers’ compensation claims are denied at first. If your claim has been denied, you should contact our Scranton office for a free case evaluation and consultation with one of our attorneys. They have decades of experience advocating for injury victims in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Whether you were injured in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton or anywhere else in the region, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve after a work accident.
We know how to prove your work-related injury was suffered in the course and scope of your employment and how to secure the workers’ compensation insurance benefits you deserve.
If your employer or an insurance representative is working against you, claiming that your injury was the result of a preexisting condition or something you did to yourself, it is critical that you retain an experienced lawyer to represent you on appeal. Other reasons your claim could be denied include:
- Exceeding the statute of limitations to file a claim
- Failing to notify your supervisor of your injury
- Failing to document your injury right away
- Disputes over medical payments
- Failing to see your employer’s doctor for the first 90 days after your initial visit to the doctor
How A Workers’ Comp Attorney Can Help
Your employer or the workers’ compensation insurance carrier will have a resourceful and experienced lawyer, so you need the same. Appealing the decision of a workers’ compensation judge will put your case in the front of the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board and next to a commonwealth appeals court if your claim is denied again.
At McDonald & MacGregor, LLC (M&M Law), we independently investigate all claims we handle, and we stand by our clients even after cases are settled. If you ever have an issue with your workers’ compensation benefits or being sent back to work too early, we can help you remedy it. We will protect your rights and fight for your maximum compensation through workers’ comp and any underlying personal injury claim, if your injury qualifies as a personal injury in addition to a work injury.