I was denied workers’ compensation benefits even though I suffered carpal tunnel as a result of my job duties. What can I do now?
The good news is that you have a right to appeal the decision made by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier. While it is unfortunate that you have to even go this route and challenge the decision made by the insurer, it is important that you take this next step.
Sometimes insurance adjusters deny claims because they think your injury was pre-existing or that your job duties didn’t cause your injury. If you know your injury occurred as a result of your work duties, it is critical to file an application to appeal this decision to the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board.
If you plan on disputing the decision made by the insurer, you should hire legal counsel to help you prepare for your appeal and strengthen your case. Many denials end up in court to sort out the facts of the claim, and it is wise to have an attorney prep you for this. While you aren’t required to have a lawyer in order to file an appeal and challenge the decision made in your Florida workers’ comp claim, it is strongly recommended.
Even if you aren’t sure you want to hire a lawyer to help you with your worker’s comp denial, you can call the Law Offices of David Benenfeld today for a free consultation at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 and get your questions answered.