Valid workers' compensation claims are routinely denied by employers' insurance companies. Although many workers know this, it can still be devastating to receive a notice that your claim has been denied.
If you are notified that your workers' compensation claim has been denied, the most important step is to contact an experienced workers' compensation attorney as soon as possible. The legal team of Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., in Des Moines, Iowa, has more than 75 years of cumulative experience fighting for workers who have been injured on the job. We understand the challenges faced by injured workers, and we will aggressively assert your rights to medical benefits, lost wages and long-term care needs or disability if you have been injured.
A denied workers' compensation claim often leads to an employer expecting an injured employee to return to work sooner than he or she is able. The experienced legal team at Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., protects clients from injuring themselves further by returning to work too soon. We also help prevent unlawful termination or retaliatory actions on the part of an employer.
Des Moines Denied Benefits Lawyer
Insurance companies deny workers' compensation claims for a number of reasons, including:
The injury was not work-related or did not occur while the worker was on the job
- The injury is not severe enough to require benefits
The injury was the result of a pre-existing condition
Our Iowa denied workers' compensation claims lawyers have a lengthy track record of successfully appealing claims that have been denied for these and other disputes.
Even if your claim is not denied, your employer's insurance company may offer you far less than you need to cover medical costs and lost wages. You can reject it and fight for more adequate compensation. However, you will be battling with the insurance company's highly trained professionals. It is critical to have equally experienced representation fighting for you.
We will lead you through the complex appeals process while ensuring that you receive proper medical care. Our work is provided on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay anything unless we recover benefits for you.
We can review the facts of your case and provide a straightforward assessment during a free consultation. Our experience allows us to provide you with an educated opinion of the likely outcome of your appeal. Contact us to schedule an appointment.