If your claim for workers’ compensation benefits was denied, don’t give up.
One of the reason for the denial of a legitimate workers’ compensation claim I hear 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. 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 Alabama workers compensation attorney.
If you suffered a work injury, you live or work in anywhere in North Alabama, and you have questions about your workers’ compensation claim and would like to speak with an experienced North Alabama Workmen’s Compensation attorney, the workers compensation lawyers at Powell and Denny would appreciate the chance to help you.
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