Workers' Compensation Denial

What You Can Do if Your Claim is Denied

More often than not, an initial denial of your claim can be reversed with quick, positive action. Employers and their workers' comp insurance providers will use any excuse to deny your claim. Some outright refuse to file an injury incident report, while others claim your injury was not severe enough or that your injury didn't occur at work. Some will intentionally misclassify a worker, which is fraud.

At times it may be difficult to point to an exact day your pain started as in back injuries or carpal tunnel syndrome. An uncaring employer will refuse your claim on grounds you didn't know the exact date and time your pain started. Employee's intimidated by these tactics will go on working while the pain worsens. If any of these scenarios if familiar to you, it is time to consult a Kansas City workers' compensation lawyer who will act fast to protect your rights and help you successfully appeal a claim that was initially denied.

Don't worry if you don't know the day your injury started, it is enough to know the month and year based on a reasonable calculation of the circumstances. For example, you've seen your doctor for shoulder pain for the past 5 months. You have reported that shoveling sand and gravel is becoming difficult to do. Then in October this year your doctor says your shoulder muscles and ligaments are breaking down. In this situation your claim would be repetitive shoulder injury with October of this year as the date of injury.

The official date of injury may not be until the employer sends you to one of its own doctors. This helps extend and preserve reporting deadlines.

Kansas City Workers' Compensation Denials Lawyer

In an auto accident or a construction accident, it is an easy task to spot the day, even the hour you were injured. Other injuries come about over time by repetitive actions involved in work.

Both types of injuries are valid claims under workers' compensation law, and your employer must file a report on your behalf with the Division of Workers' Compensation.

Injuries and pain caused by repetitive work conditions, include:

Workers' Compensation law has changed many times over the years, and each change has made cases more complex. Attempts to deny your claim for fair compensation add frustration and time to an already confusing process.

Contact a Kansas City workers' compensation attorney today for aggressive action and the fair compensation you deserve.

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    Michael Haight

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    Best of the Bar" - Kansas City Business Journal, 2015 Michael Haight graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1993. While there, he was the recipient of both the James P. Mize Trial Advocacy Award and the American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Litigation . Since 1995, his practice has been limited almost exclusively to workers' compensation claims in both Kansas and Missouri. A Caring Approach Mike spent seven years of his practice representing employers and insurance carriers. ...
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    Michael Stang

    Founding Partner

    Mike Stang received his undergraduate degree from Benedictine College after which he spent a few years as a stockbroker and small business owner. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Law in 1998 and has spent his entire legal career practicing in the area of Workers Compensation. Mike spent the first three and a half years of his career working for one of the largest insurance defense law firms in Kansas where he got a first hand look at some of the tactics used by insurance ...

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