What Happens When A Claim Has Been Denied?
If you are an injured worker, you are probably interested in getting your medical treatment paid so you can get better and return to work as soon as possible. If your worker’s compensation claim has been denied after an independent medical examination (IME) or for any other reason, you must file an application for a hearing so that a judge can determine whether the denial is justified. Your next step should be to get in touch with a workers’ compensation attorney.
The attorneys at Domer Law, S.C., wrote the book on Wisconsin workers’ compensation law. They have over 80 years of combined experience in the workers’ compensation claims and hearing process. We have built a strong record of success in these claims and are dedicated to helping clients get the benefits they need.
Why Insurance Providers Are Not Your Friends
Sometimes, a claim is quickly approved and there is no reason to get a lawyer involved. Sometimes, however, the injury is more serious and takes longer to heal. Sometimes, the injury is serious enough that it prevents you from returning to your line of work. When the injury is serious, the financial exposure to the insurance carrier is greater. The insurance carriers are experts at developing defenses to workers’ compensation claims. Insurance carriers hire claims adjusters to ensure that the carrier pays as little money as possible to resolve workers’ compensation claims.
Often, the insurance carrier will send the injured worker to one of a handful of doctors it hires for what is called an IME. Frequently, these doctors will issue an opinion that differs from that of the injured worker’s doctor in regard to what further treatment is necessary or whether or not the person can return to work. It is at this point that the injured worker receives notification that his or her claim has been denied. In these situations, you need a lawyer who can assist you with claims and hearings.
If Your Claim Has Been Denied, Get A FREE Consultation
At Domer Law, our job is to force the insurance carrier to pay the benefits that are due – nothing more and nothing less. If your claim has been denied, we will try to help. Send us an email or call our law firm toll-free at 888-353-8384, call our Waukesha number at 414-312-4120, or call our Milwaukee office at 262-444-6401 to schedule your free initial consultation. In all cases, we do not recover attorneys’ fees unless you recover wage benefits.