Appealing a Denied Claim
Working With You to Appeal a Denied Claim
If you have applied for workers’ compensation and your claim was denied, a lawyer can still help you. Most claims are initially denied, so there is no reason to give up hope. You may still receive the benefits you deserve.
At the Law Office of Stephen J. Dennis, we represent injured workers at all stages of the workers’ comp process. Working with an attorney from the beginning can help prevent denials and other problems with workers’ comp claims. Your employer and its insurance carrier will have lawyers. Without one, you will be at a disadvantage.
A Denial Is Not the End of the Process
After a work accident or injury, you should notify your employer immediately. It is also important to get the names of any witnesses, fill out the incident report and get medical treatment. You can contact an attorney immediately, even before you file the workers’ comp claim. We will ensure that you understand your rights, including the right to choose a doctor for your work injury.
If you receive a denial, we can review your claim and help you appeal the decision. Sometimes, we just need to resubmit it with the correct information. In many cases, people do not include all of the necessary information and medical reports when they apply. However, some claims are denied without a valid reason. Regardless, we can take the case as far as it needs to go. We have successfully argued cases before the Rhode Island Supreme Court and Rhode Island Workers’ Compensation appellate division.