Why Has the Insurance Company Denied My Claim?
Fighting a Denial or Refusal of a Workers’ Comp Claim in South Carolina
You probably have a lot of questions as you face the reality of your denied workers’ compensation claim, the first one being: Why? There are a number of reasons why insurance companies deny injured workers the right to proper compensation, but the most important question may be: What next? I am South Carolina workers’ comp lawyer Belinda Ellison, and I can help you file an appeal and get the financial protection you deserve.
Over 25 Years of Handling South Carolina Workers’ Compensation
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The more claims paid by insurance companies, the less money they make. As a result, they often try to minimize the injury, deny medical care or claim that it was your fault in order to reduce their own costs. From drug testing to accident reconstruction, they explore every angle to deny legitimacy of your claim.
When you are hurt, though, and you are no longer able to pursue gainful employment to protect your family, you are relying on the payment of your claim in full. You don’t have to go through this difficult time on your own. With over 25 years of experience in protecting the rights of South Carolina workers, I have heard insurance companies deny claims for many reasons:
- You were not doing your job at the time.
- You were off the clock at the time of the accident.
- You were not an employee at the time of the accident.
- You did not report your accident on time.
- You hurt yourself some other way.
- Your injury is not covered by workers’ compensation.
- You had a preexisting condition.
- You were under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Whether you worked with a lawyer to file your initial claim or you did so on your own, I can help you protect your rights after the denial of your claim. The insurance company denying your claim is not your last chance of obtaining the benefits you deserve. You can take action, file an appeal, and get another chance.
Contact Belinda at 803-359-5582
It is hard to know exactly what you are up against when your claim has been denied by the insurance company. At my Lexington, South Carolina, law office, I can help you understand your options and file an appeal. Contact me today for a free initial consultation.