Getting injured on the job is a part of life and everyone is entitled to reimbursement when accidents happen. However, you may experience difficulty receiving the compensation you deserve for a variety of reasons. If you’ve recently experienced a work-related injury and are seeking workers’ comp, you may face some resistance on the side of your employer. Here are two reasons why an employer might fight your workers’ compensation claim.
- Cost Reduction
The insurance premiums for employers skyrocket when faced with more workers’ compensation claims than was estimated. For this reason, many employers and insurance providers will employ the help of private investigators to determine how a worker is going about their day-to-day lives. This is done in hopes of finding cause for denying the claim, such as a worker walking around fine when he or she was limping at work. Reducing costs is one of the primary functions of any successful business and, unfortunately, denying unemployment claims is a way for employers to save money.
- Employer Bias
Some employers are quick to assume their employees are attempting to take advantage of the company by filing for workers’ compensation. They will interpret a workers’ compensation claim as “malingering” or attempting to lie to the company in order to acquire undue monetary gain. This is especially true for conditions such as carpal tunnel or other injuries that cannot be accurately diagnosed via x-ray. However, just because an injury cannot be easily diagnosed by medical professionals does not mean your workers’ compensation claim will be denied.
If Your Claim is Denied
If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, contact a work injury lawyer to ensure you receive the money you deserve. A workers’ compensation lawyer will fight on your behalf and request a hearing if necessary. Continue to attempt getting in touch with your employer’s insurance provider and don’t give up. Just because your claim has been denied doesn’t mean the fight is over. Every worker who has suffered from injury or illness due to work related activities has the right for compensation.
Don’t fight for your workers’ compensation claim alone. Contact our office at 702-388-4476 and let our attorneys help you. Also, download our checklist: Steps to Take After Being Injured on the Job.