At Hanning & Sacchetto, LLP, we understand that receiving notice that your California workers’ compensation claim has been denied can be more than frustrating—it can be physically, emotionally, and financially overwhelming. We see your struggle and are here to help you overcome it.

When a claim is denied, most injured workers feel they have exhausted their options, leaving them feeling defeated and unsure of what to do next. We are here to ensure all California workers that a denied workers’ compensation claim is not the end.

Appealing for a workers’ compensation denial can be a complex process, but it’s a journey you don’t have to face alone. As your trusted legal partner, Hanning & Sacchetto, LLP, is here to guide you. Our experienced Whittier workers’ compensation attorneys will help you understand the strengths of your case and navigate the appeals process effectively. With our support, you can feel confident in your pursuit of justice.

Workers’ Compensation Denial

Why Is My California Workers’ Compensation Claim Being Denied?

At Hanning & Sacchetto, our California workers’ compensation attorneys understand that a successful appeal begins with understanding why your claim was denied. The most common reasons California workers’ compensation claims are initially denied include, but are not limited to:

  • Delayed Treatment: Not seeking immediate medical treatment can cast doubt on the severity or legitimacy of the injury.
  • Non-Authorized Providers: Receiving treatment from a healthcare provider not authorized by the workers’ compensation insurance.
  • Insufficient Medical Evidence: Your claim may lack medical documentation to support your injury.
  • Variations in Descriptions: There are inconsistencies in how the injury is described to the employer, medical providers, and the claim documentation.
  • Disputes Over Injury: The employer or insurance company might dispute the injury occurred at work or its severity.
  • Non-Covered Injuries: Workers’ compensation may not cover specific injuries or conditions.
  • Missed Deadlines: You might have missed critical filing deadlines.

If your California workers’ compensation claim has been denied, identifying the reason can help you address it effectively during an appeal. Appealing a workers’ compensation denial can be worthwhile, especially if you believe your claim was unjustly denied and have new evidence or arguments to present. We can help.

How Can the California Workers’ Compensation Claim Appeal Attorneys at Hanning & Sacchetto Help?

While it is possible to appeal a workers’ compensation denial alone, partnering with our California workers’ compensation attorneys can significantly improve your chances of a successful outcome.

Our lawyers bring the legal experience, skills, and resources that can be crucial in effectively navigating the appeals process. If your claim has been denied, we can help you understand your options and develop a strong strategy for your appeal.

We provide:

  • Objective Evaluation: Our attorneys can objectively evaluate your case’s merits and honestly assess your chances of success.
  • Vital Case Preparation: We can help gather and present the necessary evidence, such as medical records, witness statements, and expert testimony.
  • Effective Argumentation: We will craft compelling legal arguments to counter the reasons for the initial denial.
  • Filing the Right Documents: Our lawyers will ensure that all required forms are correctly completed and submitted on time.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing you have a professional handling your case can reduce stress and allow you to focus on your recovery.
  • Avoiding Mistakes: We can help prevent common mistakes that further delay or jeopardize your claim.
  • Legal Protections: Protect your rights under California workers’ compensation laws.
  • Representation at Hearings: We will represent you at hearings before the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB), arguing on your behalf and questioning witnesses.

Successful appeals can provide medical treatment, wage replacement, and other benefits to help you regain control of your life immediately.

If you have been injured at work in California and have had your workers’ compensation claim denied, call (562) 698-6446 to schedule a free consultation with our experienced workers’ compensation attorneys in Whittier today. We can help you understand your legal rights and options to pursue your employer’s insurance provider for your complete recovery needs.

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