What Reasons Are Benefits Denied for Workers Compensation?

By Peter DePaolis

It is not uncommon to have your benefits denied in Virginia. Something as simple as not describing the accident correctly or not completing forms in time could result in denied benefits for workers compensation. If the right medical documentation is not submitted in time, within the 30 day notice time or a special time limit that your employer has set you may get denied. Which is why it is important to know by when you need to submit your documentation. The workers compensation judge has the final say in whether your claim is denied so it’s important to contact an attorney to help you with all your claim needs.

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Workers compensation benefits are frequently denied, particularly in Virginia. They’re denied because a person doesn’t describe the accident correctly, when they complete their forms, because they don’t report to their employer in a timely manner that they got hurt. Often time workers compensation benefits are denied because the right medical documentation is not submitted to support that injured persons claim. So, in Virginia technically you have 30 days to give notice to your employer, however most employers have shortened time periods in which they need there what’s called an employer’s first report of accident form, or something that lets the employer know that you’ve got hurt. And that could even be a shorter time period so the employee needs to understand what their employer requires. Also in terms of giving notice about an injury by accident, if you’re denied workers compensation benefits the most important thing is to get your claim before the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission, because ultimately the only person who can truly deny your claim is the workers compensation judge. For more information please go to our website Koonz.com
About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.