If you are thinking of filing an Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claim, you might be worried the claim could be denied.
The fact is, every day an Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claim is denied but there are reasons behind these decisions.
And sometimes, knowing the reasons ahead of time can help ensure that your Ohio Workers’ Compensation Claim won’t be denied.
Here are four common reasons claims can be denied. Read on:
Sometimes, even if you are injured at work, if you have been treated for a similar injury in the past your claim can be denied. Your medical history will show if you have had a similar back or neck injury, for example, and thus your medical history can lead to a claims processor deciding that your pre-existing condition is what is causing your current problems – and not the injury you incurred on the job.
With workers’ compensation claims, timeliness is important. If you didn’t seek medical treatment immediately, your claim can be denied. The lesson here is: If you are hurt at work, go get medical treatment right away. Don’t wait and see.
Did you fall in the parking lot? Slip and fall in the break room? While you were technically AT work when you were injured, you didn’t get hurt while doing your job. And sometimes, that can mean your claim is denied. It isn’t always the case, but it can be a common reason for denials.
Sometimes, there isn’t a real reason for your denial. It can be a simple mistake or error and oftentimes, it can be fixed or edited and your claim resubmitted – and you can get it approved. Remember, you can appeal.
If you were hurt at work, make a denial less likely and hire an expert workers’ compensation attorney. If you or someone you love was injured through no fault of your own, our personal injury attorneys can help. We have a lawyer who will work for you and can answer your questions!