Workers’ compensation and appealing a denial

On Behalf of | Nov 9, 2017 | Work Injuries

As a worker in the State of New York, you should understand your rights under the workers’ compensation system.

If you suffer an injury on the job or become ill as the result of your employment, you may be able to receive benefits.

While you hope the money comes easy, you know that this may not be the case. After all, your employer could have a different idea about you receiving workers’ compensation benefits.

You may face a variety of problems when attempting to collect workers’ compensation benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Neglecting to notify your employer of the accident and your injury in a timely manner
  • Neglecting to file a workers’ compensation claim in a timely manner
  • An employer who fights back, stating that you were not injured on the job or you shouldn’t receive workers’ compensation benefits for some other reason

At our law firm, we know that workers’ compensation claims are rejected for a number of reasons. If you find yourself in this position, you can file an appeal with the idea of having your denial overturned.

You only have 30 days to request a board panel hearing, so you don’t have time to waste.

Since there is so much that goes into the appeals process, you need to know exactly what to expect. The steps that you take leading up to your board panel hearing could be the difference between eventually receiving benefits and being shut out for good.

If you know you should be receiving workers’ compensation benefits as a result of your injury or illness, it’s imperative to protect your legal rights. An attorney with experience in handling workers’ comp cases can help.