Suffering an injury at work can be devastating. You’re left unable to work while you recover from your injuries.
Having your workers’ compensation claim denied can tremendously add to the stress you already feel about not being able to work and earn an income.
However, even if your claim is denied, you still have the right to seek compensation. Here’s what you should do:
First Off, Don’t Panic
If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, remain calm. Insurance companies often deny viable claims right away in order to save money for the business. Unfortunately, this is the industry standard.
Additionally, if your claim isn’t immediately denied, don’t be surprised if it is significantly undervalued. While this practice isn’t very fair to claimants, it helps insurance companies save lots of money by passing off the costs to their claimants.
Remember, insurance companies operate in order to turn a profit. They wouldn’t be in business if they didn’t make money doing what they do.
Have Your Attorney File an Appeal
If your claim is denied or seriously undervalued, it’s critical that you hire a skilled workers’ compensation attorney right away. Your attorney will be able to file an appeal with the Arkansas Workers’ Compensation Commission either by submitting a Claim for Compensation form (Form AR-C) or by sending a letter to the Commission asking for a formal hearing.
With the help of a skilled workers’ compensation attorney, you’ll have much better chances of recovering the funds you need when you need them most.
If you’ve been hurt on the job and need assistance with your workers’ compensation case, our team is here to help. We have helped many others in similar situations, and we may be able to help you too. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our office right away with any questions you may have.
Contact the experienced lawyers at Caddell Reynolds Law Firm by calling 800-671-4100 or filling out an online contact form today.