Workers compensation cases can often pit the interests of a sick or injured worker against the interests of an employer. For this reason, the workers' compensation claim process can be adversarial and difficult and will often necessitate the use of a lawyer who is experienced with regard to workers' comp claims.
The information presented on these pages should generally be suitable for workers' compensation claimants in most states. But keep in mind that each state is different with regard to workers comp laws, and every injury is different. For advice tailored to your situation, consult with a workers' comp attorney.
Why Would an Employer Dispute a Workers' Comp Claim? The answer to why an employer would dispute a workmans comp claim is simple and boils down to a single five letter word: money. In Virginia, when a worker is able to return to light duty while treating for a work injury, the employer must provide light-duty work if it is available.
In other cases, the employer does not believe that the injury actually occurred during the course or scope of work or is serious enough to require medical treatment or time off work. Employers treat the cases of repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome with suspicion.
Quite often, employers think that the employee who has filed workers’ compensation for an injury such as a lumbar back injury or carpal tunnel syndrome is malingering or in other terms, faking illness to avoid work or for financial benefits. Employers also act suspiciously towards cases where employees report ine What to Do When an Insurer Contests a Workers’ Comp Claim
Or,if an insurer decides that your injury is not really work related, you may receive a letter denying your claim.
When an insurer contests a workers’ compensation claim, you will need to enter the dispute resolution process. At this point it is highly advisable you retain an attorney if you didn’t already do so.
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