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Alabama Workers Compensation Questions Workers Comp denied my claim

Alabama Workers Compensation Questions: Workers Comp denied my Claim

I honestly could not count the number of times over the last 24 years an injured worker called our office, saying that they suffered an on the job injury, but that workers comp had told them that they were denying their claim. The injured worker is frantic because they are in a position where they are not working, but they cannot get the medical attention they need to help them get back to work.

If your claim for workers compensation benefits was denied, don't give up.

Often the reason for the denial is because the workers compensation adjuster says the job accident was not the cause for the injury; rather, it was caused by an old injury. As we have stated in blogs on pre-existing conditions, this defense rarely works. If you were able to work as a normal employee and a job injury aggravates an underlying preexisting condition, then the claim is considered a compensable workers compensation claim. As our courts have stated, workers compensation benefits are not solely for those in perfect health.

We have also had cases where the employer and/or their comp carrier deny liability simply because they don't want to be liable for the injury. In these cases, we hear things like "I don't believe them," or "there were no witnesses." These are not valid reasons to deny liability.

Having stated this, establishing liability was possible because our clients did not give up, and they did not attempt to prove their cases on their own. They did what anyone who has had a claim for workers compensation benefits wrongfully denied should do; they hired an experienced workers compensation attorney.

If you or a loved one suffered a workplace injury and you have questions about your right to Alabama Workers' Compensation benefits, don't hesitate to contact and speak with one of the experienced Alabama Workers Compensation Lawyers at Powell and Denny today.

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