Denied Workers' Comp Claim? File an Appeal
San Diego Workers' Compensation Appeal Lawyer
workers' compensation claim is
denied, the injured worker has the right to file a Petition for Reconsideration with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board. A claim may be denied if it cannot be established that the injury was actually work-related and therefore does not qualify under California workers' compensation law. However, it is also possible that a claim may be denied for the wrong reasons: unethical practices on the part of an employer or workers' compensation insurance company or a lack of evidence to support the worker's claim. When a dispute initially arises, both parties (worker and employer) may go before a judge at one of the Division of Workers' Compensation offices to have the matter resolved. If the outcome is a denied claim or a
settlement amount that you do not believe is fair, an appeal may be the answer.
Filing a workers' compensation appeal gives an injured worker a second chance at obtaining a fair outcome for his or her workplace injury claim. If you would like to discuss your options in filing an appeal for your denied claim, a
San Diego workers' comp attorney at our offices can meet with you to talk about what you can do at this point. Your initial consultation is free, and we will be happy to take to the time to address your particular needs and concerns.
How a Workers' Comp Appeal Works
Workers compensation appeals are reviewed by the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board, a committee made up of 7 members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The Board reviews Petitions for Reconsideration of decisions made by administrative law judges of the Division of Workers' Compensation. If the final decision made by the Appeals Board is still unsatisfactory, the worker may take it a step further, to the Court of Appeal the district in which he or she resides.
Interested in filing an appeal after a denied workers' comp claim? Talk to a
San Diego workers' compensation appeal lawyer
at Pacific Attorney Group today.