If the insurance company has denied your workers' compensation claim, there are important steps you must take. One of the first should be getting in touch with an experienced Santa Clara workers' compensation attorney.
At the San Jose Law Offices of Bo Katzakian, we focus solely on recovering workers' compensation benefits for clients injured on the job in California. With more than a decade of legal experience, Mr. Katzakian helps people throughout California's Central Coast, San Luis Obispo, San Jose and Santa Clara County with their workers' comp cases.
Have you been injured on the job and had your workers' comp claim refused by your employer or denied by a California workers' compensation judge? Call attorney Bo Katzakian today at 866-658-7110, or contact the law firm online for a free initial consultation.
A Santa Clara County Attorney Fighting Against Denied Benefits
First things first: just because your claim has been denied initially does not mean that you are out of options. Some evidence even suggests that a majority of claims are denied or delayed at first by insurance companies. What you need to do in these circumstances is remain calm and take some initial steps that can save time and energy later:
- Obtain medical documentation
- Keep a record of your expenses
- Talk to any witnesses about providing a statement
- Maintain a file of any documents that support your claim
What Do I Do After Receiving A Denied Workers' Comp Claim?
The process for fighting back after a denied workers' comp claim can be time-consuming and challenging. It starts by filing an "Application for Adjudication of Claim," at which point the process becomes one of you versus the insurance company. If you contest the denial of your claim, a workers' compensation administrative law judge (WCJ) will hear your case.
After the hearing, the judge will make his or her decision and you will have won compensation for your injury, or you may need to appeal the WCJ's findings to the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
Contact An Experienced Work Injury Lawyer Today
Experienced legal counsel can make all the difference in a speedy and positive resolution to your case in both cases. Attorney Bo Katzakian can help you start the process of challenging a denial or delay in your workers' compensation benefits. As both an accomplished litigator and a licensed mediator, he can give you an edge in your hearing and settlement conference.
For more information on how the Law Offices of Bo Katzakian can assist you in getting benefits for your work injury, call 866-658-7110 or contact us online for a free initial consultation. We will fight for the compensation you deserve.