If you applied for workers' compensation following an accident, illness or injury at the workplace, and your claim was denied, you may have the right to file an appeal. Workers' comp appeals are filed with the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board in San Francisco, California. The worker whose claim was denied may file a petition for reconsideration with the Board in an attempt to still recover the benefits to which he or she may be entitled. The Division of Workers' Compensation Information and Assistance Unit may also be involved, before a petition is filed to the Appeals Board, in an attempt to reduce litigation and resolve the matter without the Board's help.
You may have been injured in a workplace accident or due to toxic exposure at work. Whatever your case is about, facing a denied claim may leave you wondering what you will do and how you will pay for your living expenses, medical care and the many other costs associated with being out of work and requiring medical care. By talking to a Los Angeles workers' compensation lawyer at Accident Lawyers, you can find out more about your right to an appeal in the face of a denied workers' comp claim.
Our attorneys have more than 35 years of collective legal experience to draw upon when handling workers' comp claims throughout the Los Angeles area. If you or someone you love was injured at work and their claim was denied, don't hesitate to call us to discuss your right to an appeal. A workers' comp attorney can discuss your unique case with you to make sure we file the claim within the allotted time frame.
Contact an attorney at our Los Angeles law firm for help with your workers' compensation appeal.