Ohio Workers' Compensation Denials
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When workers are injured on the job, they typically become eligible for workers' compensation. These are resources that provide injured workers with medical care and other financial support while they are unable to work, or while they are unable to work to their usual capacity. Unfortunately, there are many people who are denied benefits even when they have legitimate work-related injuries. There are many reasons as to why this can occur, which are described further below.
When you turn to Charles Zamora Co. L.P.A., our Columbus workers' compensation lawyers can help you identify why your claim was denied and determine whether you have grounds for an appeal. We want to help you get the compensation you need and deserve while you heal from your injury!
Why was my claim denied?
There are various reasons that a workers' compensation claim can be denied. A claim can be denied if it is determined that:
- The worker was not actually injured.
- The worker was hurt, but the injury was not work-related.
- The worker recklessly caused his or her own injury, such as by working while intoxicated or engaging in dangerous horseplay while on the job.
There are many cases in which employers try to get workers' compensation claims denied so that they do not have to suffer from the financial consequences.
There are many defense medical examiners who will say that an injury is really just natural aging, or a pre-existing condition that was not aggravated by the work-related accident. The physicians being used by employers to provide opinions about the workers’ compensation claim have only the employer’s interests in mind. These defense medical examiners sometimes are no longer practicing physicians; rather, they merely provide exams and reports to the companies that request their services.
It is advisable to have an attorney on your side so that the biases of the employer’s doctors can be exposed at the hearing.
Our Ohio workers' compensation attorneys and legal team work diligently to help our clients prove the truth behind their injuries so they can reverse any unmerited workers' compensation denials. Contact Charles Zamora Co., L.P.A. for a tough legal advocate who can help you fight for your rightful benefits!
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