Denied Workers’ Compensation Claims
We Will Help You Recover the Benefits You Deserve
After filing a workers’ compensation claim, some employees are surprised
to learn that their claim has been denied. This can be a major disruption
to the lives of injured people who were counting on their workers’
compensation benefits to cover their medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
We are experienced in claim appeals, working with the state Workers’
Compensation Administration, negotiating with employers and workers’
compensation insurance companies, and other methods of navigating claim
denials. For more information, contact our firm today.
contact form or call
(575) 214-3888 to discuss the details of your case.
Reasons Why Workers’ Compensation Claims Are Denied
There are processes that must be followed to file a workers’ compensation
claim, and if those steps are not followed correctly, a claim can be denied.
However, workers’ compensation claims can also be denied simply
because your employer’s insurance company does not want to pay for
your benefits. They may say that the denial was because your claim was
not legitimate, but that may not necessarily be true.
Some of the most common reasons that workers’ compensation claims
are denied include:
Injury is not work-related, or caused by a pre-existing condition
Employee was intoxicated when injury occurred
Employee was fighting or engaging in misconduct when injury occurred
Claim was not filed on time
Claim was not filed correctly
Injuries were treated by an unapproved medical provider, or not at all
What to Do if Your Workers’ Compensation Claim is Denied
If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, contact Trenchard
& Hoskins as soon as possible. We can evaluate your claim to determine
why it was denied, if the denial was legitimate, and how we can recover
the compensation you deserve. There are multiple ways that a person can
recover workers’ compensation benefits following a claim denial.
One of the most common and most successful ways is to appeal the claim denial.
How to Appeal a Workers’ Compensation Claim Denial
If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, you will be
notified by your employer and their insurance company. Upon receiving
this information, you can begin the appeals process.
Appeals in New Mexico must be brought to the state’s Workers’
Compensation Administration. It is essential to have the assistance of
an experienced lawyer when appealing your case. Trenchard & Hoskins
can protect your rights and help you navigate the legal processes.
(575) 214-3888 or
send us a message to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.