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Appealing Denied Workers’ Compensation Claims In Des Moines

Last updated on December 15, 2023

As an employee, it can be devastating to receive a notice that your workers’ comp claim has been denied. If you are notified that your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, it is important to contact an experienced workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible.

The legal team of Hedberg & Boulton, P.C., in Des Moines, has decades of cumulative experience fighting for workers throughout Iowa who have been injured on the job. We understand the challenges faced by injured workers, and we will aggressively appeal your claim to assert your rights to medical benefits, lost wages and long-term care needs.

Employer Expectations After Denied Workers’ Compensation

Valid workers’ compensation claims are routinely denied by employers’ insurance companies. And yet, denied workers’ compensation claims often lead 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.

Reasons Insurance Companies Deny Benefits

Insurance companies deny workers’ compensation claims for a number of reasons, including if the injury:

  • Was not work-related or did not occur while the worker was on the job
  • Is not severe enough to require benefits
  • 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.

Rejecting Less Than Adequate Coverage

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 income. 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.

Our Benefits Attorneys Offer Free Consultations

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 through our website or by calling our Des Moines office at 515-446-9861 to schedule an appointment.