Denied Workers Compensation Claim Attorney Los Angeles

The last thing that any person needs to hear after they have been injured on the job is that their workers compensation claim has been denied. Unfortunately, claim denials do occur. At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, our team is here to help if you need a Los Angeles denied workers compensation claim attorney by your side. We have extensive experience handling complex work injury cases, and we will work diligently to obtain the compensation you are entitled to for your medical bills and lost wages.

Why Would A Los Angeles Work Injury Claim Be Denied?

In general, nearly every work injury should be covered by workers competition insurance in California. However, there are various reasons why an employer or a workers comp insurance carrier would deny a claim. Some of the most common reasons why an insurance claim may be denied can include the following:

  • The injury did not occur during work hours
  • The injury was caused by a third party other than the employer
  • The injury was not related to a work activity
  • The injury victim did not seek medical care
  • The injury victim did not need any time away from work
  • The injury victim was impaired by alcohol or drugs when the incident occurred
  • The injury victim was horse playing when the incident occurred

However, just because an insurance carrier or the employer denies a claim does not mean that their denial is legitimate. Injured employees have the right to appeal a denied workers compensation claim.

How Does An Appeal Work?

The workers compensation appeal process can seem intimidating, but the attorneys at the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach have extensive experience helping clients get through this. First, we help our clients request a hearing with the Workers Comp Appeals Board (WCAB).

There are various steps involved in a workers compensation appeal in California, and the WCAB will immediately decide whether or not to set a “priority conference” in order to expedite the appeal or whether the appeal will move at a regular pace. At a conference, a WCAB judge will attempt to resolve any issues between the injured employee and their employer/insurance carrier. If these issues cannot be resolved, the judge will set a workers compensation trial date and establish a discovery plan so that both sides and produce and review evidence to determine the facts of the case.

Call Our Los Angeles Workers Compensation Attorney Today

If you or somebody you care about has sustained a workplace injury in or around the Los Angeles area, turn to the attorneys at Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach for help today. Our team has extensive experience helping workplace injury victims secure their rightful workers compensation benefits. We will fully investigate the claim, handle all negotiations or appeals with insurance carriers, and help get you on the path to recovery. When you need a Los Angeles denied workers compensation claim attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 818-609-7005.

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