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Why Worker’s Comp Claims are Denied

If you have been injured on the job, you are likely familiar with filing a worker’s compensation claim. Worker’s compensation refers to a system of laws that allows employees injured at work to receive care and benefits. Sadly, sometimes worker’s compensation claims get denied, leaving an injured worker without work, and with mounting bills.

Below is a list of the most common reasons that worker’s compensation claims get denied:


  • Timeliness. It is best practice to report workplace injuries right away and to file a worker’s compensation claim immediately after that. However, it is important to consider that injuries do not always present immediately. In California, you have up to a year to file your claim. If you take longer than that, you have an increased chance of your claim being denied. 
  • Denial. Your workplace may deny that your injury actually took place at work. They can also claim that you were misbehaving or not performing job duties at the time of the injury. These disputes can lead to your claim being denied completely.
  • Employment status. If you no longer work at the job where the injury took place, your claim is more likely to be denied. 


If your claim has been denied, call us today about representation. We are experienced in fighting denials based on all of the reasons listed above, and we will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Receiving a worker’s compensation denial can make you feel like there is nowhere else to turn, but we are here to tell you that with us on your side, you can still fight and you can win!