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What Does It Mean When My Workers’ Comp Claim Is Denied?

By Kenton Koszdin Law Office on November 7, 2013 | In Workers Compensation Claims

In some situations, an employee who is injured on the job may file a workers’ compensation claim, only to hear that the claim is denied. When a claim is denied by an insurer, it typically means that the claims administrator does not believe the injury is covered by workers’ compensation.

A workers’ comp claim may be denied for a number of reasons. The claims administrator may deny the claim because:

  • The claimant is not considered an “employee” and therefore is not covered by workers’ compensation laws;
  • The employer does not have the insurance required by law; or
  • The accident injury is believed to not have occurred on the job in a way that would allow it to be covered by workers’ compensation.

If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, you have the right to challenge the decision. However, you should act promptly, because there are deadlines for filing a challenge. If you miss these deadlines, you may not be allowed to challenge the denial. An experienced attorney can help you challenge a denial.

If your workers’ compensation claim was denied and you need help, don’t hesitate to call the experienced southern California workers’ compensation attorneys at the Kenton Koszdin Law Office. We’ve helped hundreds of injured workers get the benefits they deserve, and we can help you understand and protect your legal rights as well. Contact us today by calling (800) 438-7734 for a free and confidential case evaluation.

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