There is a moment of disbelief many workers experience when they are injured and their claim or their request for treatment is turned down.
You told the truth every step of the way. You didn't fabricate your injury. You expected the process to be straightforward. You expected to receive the benefits that are rightfully yours.
It's time to take a deep breath. Delays and denials are part of the workers' comp process. It is not at all uncommon for claims to be turned down or dragged out.
How The System Works
If you reported a work injury and received a letter stating that your claim has been delayed or denied, it's not over. That is not the end of the process. You can dispute that decision and prevail. It happens all the time.
It may mean going to trial, but not necessarily. Denied claims are often reversed either by persistence on your part or a trial. If you win, it will be worth it.
But you will want to have an experienced attorney on your side — and the sooner the better.
To learn more about workers' compensation denials and delays, talk to one of our workers' comp lawyers at Bashein & Bashein Company, L.P.A., in Cleveland, Ohio, at 216-539-8437.