More About Appealing the Denied Claim

Being involved in an accident is a very devastating event, especially if it leaves you severely injured that you can’t go back to your job for a significant amount of time. Suffering from a permanent disability can greatly impact your life, as well as the life of the people you love. One way to get through the physical, mental and financial burden that this accident has brought you is to ask for worker’s compensation, but this can be a long process, and a lot of these claims are denied. What can you do when you have been one of these people?

If your application has been denied, don’t fret or get discouraged. You can always appeal your claim. Most people, when their compensation claim has been denied, either just give up or tend to make a new application. Giving up means you will never have the benefits given to you, and reapplying can only give you the same results. Both options are just a waste of time and money. Appealing for your application is the best and most effective way to winning a claim and be given the compensation benefits.

You have a statistically higher chance of an approved disability benefit grant through filing an appeal. Filing an appeal for a denied compensation claim can be done online, or via your local office. There is a sixty-five (65) day appeal period given, which starts once you have received the denial notice. This process can be a bit complicated, so it is always a wise idea to have a lawyer by your side to help you file the papers, and to guide you through the whole ordeal. It is vital that you file the appeal before the deadline; otherwise you might need to reapply again, costing you a significant amount of time and money. Also, it helps to know why your first claim was denied so that you can avoid making the same error again in the future.