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Have You Been Denied a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Southern California?

Workers across various industries face the possibility of getting sick or injured as a result of their occupations every day. In order to provide sick or injured workers with the resources they need for medical bills and time off work, employers in California with more than one full-time employee are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Although this system was designed to support workers injured on the job without having to prove negligence by their employers or coworkers, benefits are often denied when employees file a claim.

Workers’ compensation claims are often denied for a number of reasons, including:

  • Your injury was caused by a preexisting condition
  • A health provider concluded you were not disabled as a result of a work injury
  • Your injury did not occur while you were working
  • When or where you sustained your injury is disputed
  • Whether you sustained an injury at all is disputed

Being denied a workers’ compensation claim can understandably leave you feeling disappointed and worried that you may never recover the damages caused by your accident, but don’t give up. The experienced claim denial and appeals lawyer at Leigh Law Firm in San Diego can help you file an appeal and establish proof of your work-related injury.

If you were denied a workers compensation claim, contact Leigh Law Firm at (619) 473-7569 now for a free consultation.

Tackling the Appeals Process

After filing a motion for reconsideration of your denied workers’ compensation claim in San Diego, the California Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board will respond with a decision.

Possible outcomes of the board’s decision include:

  • Denial of petition
  • Reconsideration and a decision
  • Reconsideration for further proceedings
  • Dismissal of petition

Whatever the outcome, hiring an attorney skilled in claim denials and appeals is absolutely necessary to handle these complex cases. Your attorney can gather evidence, contact witnesses, and have your injury evaluated by an independent medical specialist in order to build your case and argue that you deserve workers’ compensation.

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Our Team Is Here to Help

Denial of a workers’ compensation claim can be a demoralizing experience for any sick or injured worker, but an appeal can reverse this decision and allow you to receive the benefits you need to recover. Our experienced claim denial and appeals lawyer at Leigh Law Firm in San Diego can provide the legal counsel you need to file an appeal and recover the damages you are rightly owed after a work-related accident.

Call (619) 473-7569 to schedule a free consultation at Leigh Law Firm today. We work on contingency fees, so you will not be charged until we obtain compensation for your case.

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