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Just about every employee in California is entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if they sustain an on-the-job injury. This type of insurance system is considered “no-fault,” which means that the injured worker is entitled to certain payments regardless of who caused the injury. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for employers or insurance carriers to treat workers with suspicion or even deny a workers’ compensation claim without a good reason.

When you need a denied workers’ compensation claim attorney, you are in good hands at the law firm of Koszdin, Fields, Sherry & Katz. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling these claims, and all of the firm’s partners are board-certified specialists* in this field. We have successfully appealed denied claims for injured workers throughout Southern California.

Give us a call today at our office in Van Nuys to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. We help clients throughout Greater Los Angeles.

What Reason Are They Giving For Denying Your Claim?

We can advocate for you if (a) your claim was denied outright, (b) you were denied authorization for medical treatment, (c) your benefits or disability rating is not accurate, or (d) your employer is trying to terminate your benefits.

Our knowledgeable denied workers’ compensation attorneys know how to counter the common justifications for denial or termination of workers’ compensation claims:

  • The injury was not work-related
  • The injury is not serious enough to miss work
  • The injury is a pre-existing condition
  • The employee did not report the injury to the supervisor
  • The employee did not seek medical treatment promptly
  • The employee waited too long to file a workers’ comp claim
  • The employee is no longer disabled or restricted
  • 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

Our lawyers have successfully appealed all types of injury and illness cases, including repetitive motion injury, toxic exposure, mental stress, and compensable consequence claims.

How Do Workers’ Comp Appeals Work?

If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied in Van Nuys or anywhere throughout the greater Los Angeles area, our attorneys will be ready to help you appeal the denial. There is a specific process involved in these appeals, and you need to make sure that you follow it. Our first step will be to request a hearing with the Workers’ Comp Appeals Board (WCAB).

The WCAB will immediately decide whether or not there needs to be a “priority conference” to expedite the situation or whether they will allow the case to proceed at a regular pace moving forward. At a conference, a workers’ comp appeals judge will attempt to resolve any issues between the injured employee and their employer or the insurance carrier. If the claim cannot be resolved, a judge will order a trial date for the workers’ compensation claim dispute.

We Can Use Our Experience To Appeal Your Rejected Disability Claim

Do not take no for an answer or let the insurance companies take advantage of you. We will intervene directly with the employer or insurer to get satisfaction, and we will represent you in proceedings before the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) and the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB).

For a free consultation with our Van Nuys lawyers for denied workers’ compensation claims, call 818-812-5639 or (toll-free) 800-747-3447 or contact us online. You pay no fees unless we win your case.

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*Certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as specialists in workers’ compensation law

Any person who makes or causes to be made knowingly false or fraudulent material statements or material representation for the purpose of obtaining or denying workers’ compensation benefits or payment is guilty of a felony. Toda aquella persona que sablendo tapa o causa que se produzca cual quier falsas o fraudulentas alegaciones o representación de trabajadores es culpable de un crimen mayor.