Denied Workers' Comp Benefits?
Melbourne, FL Workers' Compensation Lawyers Can Help!
Learning that your workers' compensation claim has been denied can be a distressing experience. What happens next? With no access to workers' compensation benefits, you have no idea how will you be able to provide for yourself and your family in your injured state.
The good news is that you can appeal the decision by filing a Petition for Benefits (PFB). The chances that your second petition will be successful could greatly increase when you seek the reliable help of Henderson & Futchko, P.A. Don't risk having your claim denied once again on account of errors or an oversight.
Since 1980, our firm has assisted clients throughout Melbourne, FL and Brevard County with a wide range of legal matters, including workers' comp cases. Once we make sure your petition is filed appropriately, we will stand at your side during the final hearing in order to make sure your case is heard. We can also mediate with the insurance company to see if your case can be settled with a lump sum of money.
Why has my compensation claim been denied?
Insurance companies are primarily concerned with maximizing their profits, even if that means that you are not fully able to receive the medical attention you so desperately need. Whether claiming that an injury occurred outside of a worker’s typical duties or that your injuries are less serious that you claim, you may find a conversation with an insurance company less fruitful than you would have hoped.
As an employee, you have legal rights that should not infringed upon! Insurance companies often deny a claim by accusing that:
- An injury did not occur on the job
- The worker had a pre-existing condition
- Injuries are not as bad as is claimed
If a workers’ compensation claim is denied, Florida workers have the right to contest the denial and file an appeal. Within 40 days of filing an appeal, a conference will occur where you must provide additional evidence of an injury or submit to an additional medical test. Depending on the results of this appeal, the court will decide to uphold or overturn the decision to deny workers’ comp benefits.
Ready to begin the appeals process? Start with a free case evaluation from a Brevard County workers' comp lawyer!
We know how anxious you may feel about getting the workers' comp benefits you need, which is why we encourage you to request a free case evaluation as soon as possible. The sooner we hear from you, the sooner we can begin taking a look at your claim to see what could have led to your case denial. Always detail-oriented and thorough, our team is confident in our ability to assist you.
We are well-versed in the area of workers' compensation law and are not afraid to stand up to anyone—insurance companies included—when it comes to the rights of our injured clients. Why should you choose our firm to help you with your workers' compensation denial matter? To put it simply, the personalized legal representation we provide is unparalleled. We truly care about your health and the ultimate success of your case.
For the results-driven representation you need for a workers' compensation appeal, turn to Henderson & Futchko, P.A. with confidence.