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Massachusetts Denied Workers’ Comp Claim Lawyers

Take Legal Action After a Claim is Denied

A denial of your workers' comp claim can be overwhelming. However, a denied workers’ compensation claim is in no way the end. You have the option to file an appeal if your claim is denied.

To simplify this process and keep your attention on other important parts of your life, get the help of Morgan & Murphy in Massachusetts. Our attorneys are familiar with all aspects of the workers’ compensation process, including appeals. You can depend on us to guide or represent you from start to finish.

Call (508) 966-7254 or contact us online to learn about workers’ comp appeals.

How to Appeal a Denied Workers’ Comp Claim

What you should do if your claim is denied depends on the details of your claim, your injuries, and more. However, there are some baseline steps to follow for practically all workers’ compensation appeals filed in Massachusetts.

To begin, you are going to need to know a few things, including:

  • Dates of injury, first day of missed work, and fifth day of missed work.
  • Description of injuries and body parts affected.
  • Workers’ compensation insurance carrier handling your case.
  • Benefits you need or want.
  • Estimation of how long you will need to miss work.
  • Doctors who first treated you and who are still treating you.
  • Medical reports and unpaid medical bills.
  • Additional information like witness names and accident reports.
  • Form 110 – Employee Claim

Our attorneys can assist you with the process of finding and collecting all of this necessary information. Oftentimes, it is just a matter of knowing where to look, which is easier for us thanks to our extensive experience with these cases.

With everything gathered and double-checked for accuracy, we can send your appeal to the Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) for review. The DIA must respond within two days. Ideally, the appeal will succeed, and you will be given instructions about how to obtain your benefits. If the appeal is denied, then we can move forward with a hearing or conciliation.

How to Request a Workers’ Comp Hearing

After an appeal is rejected by the DIA, a conciliation should be set up to discuss the claim, why it was denied, and whether or not it can be resolved amicably.

At a conciliation or workers’ comp hearing, parties in attendance should include:

  • Yourself
  • Your legal representation
  • Your employer
  • Responding insurance company

Although conciliation is not a lawsuit that goes before a court, it should be taken seriously as if it was. Our workers’ comp denial attorneys can help you fully plan for conciliation. We can also anticipate the arguments the insurance company or your employer might bring to your hearing.

Let us help you further by acting as your representation, so we can act on your behalf and deal with any challenges. In case conciliation does not end well for you, we can discuss filing a lawsuit in pursuit of owed workers’ compensation benefits, which can be paid as a lump-sum settlement or award.

Fight for Your Right to Workers’ Comp

The workers’ compensation benefits you need after a workplace accident should not be something you give up easily. Fight for them after a denial with the help of our Massachusetts workers’ comp appeal lawyers. We would be happy to walk you through this process and do everything we can to ensure you get as many benefits as possible.

Contact our firm 24/7 to connect with our attorneys.

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