My Claim Was Denied. Now What?
Having a workers’ compensation claim rejected feels disheartening. You spent so much time and effort filling out the complicated paperwork, only to receive a denial. Fortunately, you still have hope: You can file an appeal.
Allow Law Office of Frank A. Cetero to assist you with this process. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience helping injured employees throughout New York. We can work to help you recover as much compensation as possible — even if your initial claim was denied.
Understanding The Appeals Process
Appealing a denied workers’ compensation claim can be a long and involved process, but it is worthwhile if you receive the benefits you need. These are the basic steps of an appeal:
- If you receive a denial, first have your lawyer speak to the insurance company. Sometimes, the cause is merely a misunderstanding or an administrative error.
- If this does not work, then it is time to file a formal appeal. Within 30 days of receiving your rejection, you must file a written appeal with the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board.
- Then, you will have a hearing before three Workers’ Compensation Law judges who will review the decision. Their decision is final, so it is crucial that you have an attorney present who can advocate for you at the hearing.
An appeal is your final chance to receive benefits. At the Law Office of Frank A. Cetero, we understand how important this process is. We will work to ensure that you complete every step correctly and have the strongest chance available for recovering benefits.
Get A Lawyer’s Help With Your Denied Claim
Going up against the insurance company and three judges on your own may feel intimidating. At Law Office of Frank A. Cetero, we will help you. Get a free consultation at our law firm in West Islip by calling 631-517-0941. Or, send us an email.