What Should I Do If My Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?
Help! My Insurance Claim Was Denied
You have the right to file for workers’ compensation if you have a work-related injury. But if your employer’s insurance company denies your claim or refuses to pay your medical bills, you have the right to appeal the decision. Rely on one of our experienced attorneys to advocate for your workers’ compensation benefits.
You do not have to battle with the insurance company on your own. Our attorneys at Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa have more than 35 years of experience negotiating with insurance companies. Every member of our staff is dedicated to finding favorable outcomes for our clients. We will be there for you throughout the process.
How Do I Contest The Insurance Company’s Decision?
Florida workers’ compensation law give you the right to contest the insurance company’s decision, but you must follow the correct process. The first step is to participate in a dispute resolution conference with your employer’s insurance company.
If you are unable to reach an agreement with the insurance company, you will then have to petition the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims. You will have to submit paperwork and all information regarding your workers’ compensation claim. Any discrepancy can lead to a dismissal. You will want one of our experienced attorneys on your side.
Once the insurance company responds to the petition, you will have to participate in a mediation within 130 days. You will be legally bound by any agreement reached in mediation, including giving up your right to file another claim for the same issue.
After filing a petition and failing to come to an agreement in mediation, you will have to participate in a pre-trial hearing and a trial. Throughout each step of the claim process, you will have to negotiate and present legal documentation that makes a strong case for your claim. Rely on one of our trusted lawyers to present the information you need for your workers’ compensation appeal.
Florida Workers’ Compensation Appeal Attorneys
Workers’ compensation disputes and medical costs add stress on top of your injury. Allow us to provide you with peace of mind as we negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. Call our West Palm Beach or Port St. Lucie office at 561-478-2500 to schedule your free consultation. You can also contact us online.