There may be nothing more frustrating than having your legitimate claim for workers’ compensation benefits denied by your employer or its insurance company. When you have your claim completely or partially denied, it is important to get the claim to a hearing to get it back on track.
At the law firm of Hilley & Frieder, P.C., our attorneys represent clients throughout Atlanta and the surrounding area in all aspects of these matters. We have experience handling cases where the entire claim was denied and where there is a dispute over a specific portion of the claim.
If your application for workers’ compensation benefits has been denied, contact one of our lawyers to schedule a free initial consultation in the Atlanta area.
Strong Workers’ Compensation Representation
We take a very hands-on, results-oriented approach to every case. Our only goal is to help you obtain the benefits you are entitled to by law, and we are prepared to pursue every available option in an effort to get them. Our firm has been representing clients in denied claims cases for over 38 years, and we have a strong track record of success behind us.
If your claim has been denied, we can help you request a hearing before an administrative law judge (ALJ). We will be there to present your case to the judge and do everything we can to secure a positive result on your behalf. If we do not receive a favorable result from the ALJ, we are prepared to pursue an appeal in search of a positive outcome.
Reasons for Denied Claims in Georgia
There are numerous reasons that a workers’ compensation claim may be denied. Below are a few of the main ones:
- The claim was not filed on time: If you do not file or correctly report your claim on time, it can be denied.
- Your employer disputes the claim: Your employer has the option to dispute whether or not the claim happened at work. If they succeed, your claim could be denied.
- Injuries listed are not severe enough: If you do not list an actionable injury, you will not be entitled to compensation.
Speaking to a lawyer will help you get your claim filed correctly, on time, with the right office and give you the best shot at recovering workers’ compensation benefits.
Contact Our Office to Discuss Your Denied Claim
If your workers’ compensation claim was denied, allow our team to litigate on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve. To discuss the specifics of your case, call our attorneys at 404-233-6200 or send us an email. We serve clients throughout Dougherty County with all of their work comp appellate matters.
Ronald Hilley was the contributing attorney to this content.