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Denied Claims

If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, don’t worry — you can still receive the benefits you deserve, and Trenchard & Hoskins can help.

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.

Complete our 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.

Call (575) 214-3888 or send us a message to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.

Free Consultations Are Available

There is no “one size fits all” approach to workers’ compensation law. At Trenchard & Hoskins, we understand that every case is different. During a free consultation with our lawyers, you can discuss your unique circumstances so we can create a strategy that is right for your case. We are available to provide advice on your specific situation and help you with the next steps toward recovering the benefits you deserve.

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How an Attorney Can Help You & Your fAMILY

Our legal team can assist you if your workers’ compensation claim has been denied. The appeals process can be complex, and having a lawyer on your side is crucial. We will help you understand the terms of your case and do whatever we can to recover the compensation you deserve. If another outlet besides appeal makes more sense for your case, we can explore alternative options with you and assist in any way that is needed.

Let Our Team Fight For What You Deserve

Why Choose Trenchard & Hoskins?

  • Speak Directly with Your Lawyer

    We are a small firm dedicated to helping the people of New Mexico and Texas. When you work with us, you speak directly with the lawyer handling your case.

  • Personal Knowledge of Oilfield Cases

    One of our firm's partners, Royce Hoskins, grew up working in oilfields and knows the ins and outs of oilfield injuries and how to fight on your behalf.

  • Proven Record of Success

    Our lawyers have won millions of dollars for our clients, helped pass laws that protect workers, and have successfully handled over 2,600 Workers' Compensation claims.

  • Decades of Experience

    Our attorneys have been fighting for workers and injured victims since 1978 and have the knowledge, dedication, and drive to fight until the very end.

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