Denied Workers' Compensation Claims & Appeals
L&I workers’ compensation claims are denied for any number of reasons, such as missed deadlines or disputes about whether the injury was work-related. It takes experience and persistence to get L&I to reverse a denied workers’ comp claim.
How Do I Know If Have A Denied Workers’ Comp Claim?
L&I will issue a decision stating whether your claim has been approved or rejected. Bear in mind that in some cases, L&I may take up to one year to make a decision. If your claim is not receiving the attention you think it deserves, contact an attorney.
What Do I Do If My Workers’ Comp Claim Is Denied?
If your workers’ compensation claim is rejected for any reason, it is in your best interest to enlist the help of an experienced L&I attorney to protest or appeal your denied injury claim. You may protest any L&I decision within 60 days of the date of the decision by writing a letter to your claim manager. If you disagree with the decision regarding your protest, you may appeal to the Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals within 60 days of that decision.
Is My Workers’ Comp Claim Salvageable?
We can salvage your denied L&I claim. Our experienced L&I attorneys have successfully litigated thousands of cases. We often hear from workers who have filed their own claims and are now facing a certain loss. We have a proven track record of turning even the most difficult cases around. While we prefer to take cases at the very first stages following a worker’s injury, we’re well-versed in late-stage, difficult cases, especially those on appeal.
Can I Reopen My Workers’ Comp Claim In Washington?
Yes. You can always apply to reopen your closed L&I claim. This means that even if your claim has been closed for years, reopening is an option. Even when you no longer work for the employer where you originally filed, you can still apply.
L&I Claim Appeals Attorney
If you are facing an appeal of your workers’ compensation claim, our experienced L&I attorneys will review your claim and the relevant facts for free, and let you know how we can help. Our efforts regularly result in benefits for our clients, including:
- Medical costs
- Ongoing medical coverage including surgery costs
- Lost back wages
- Permanent or partial disability payments
- Pension and structured settlement payments
Call Emery | Reddy today for a free case review and to find out how we can help you get the benefits you deserve. Please remember to have your claim number readily available.