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Denied Workers’ Comp Benefits in Boston

At Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C., our workers’ compensation attorneys have years of experience representing injured workers in and around Boston. We understand that our clients trust us to pursue their cases after their claims for workers’ compensation benefits have been denied. If you have lost at least five full consecutive days of work due to being injured at work, your employer must file a report with the Department of Industrial Accidents and the workers’ compensation insurance company. If they don’t, you may be denied benefits.

Workers’ Compensation Procedures

The insurer may pay benefits up to 180 days without accepting liability, with the option to terminate these benefits with a week’s notice. This is known as pay without prejudice in Massachusetts. If you have been denied workers’ compensation benefits in Boston, it’s time to contact our workers’ compensation attorney to navigate the legal process for you. We can file a claim with the Department of Industrial Accidents to begin the dispute resolution process.

The requirements for filing an employee’s claim form with the department include submitting:

  • Copies of medical evidence
  • Medical bills/physician reports
  • Documents showcasing a work-related injury
  • Copy of the employee claim form sent to the insurer

Upon receipt of your claim, the department will schedule a conciliation and will provide you with information about the date, time and location of this meeting. Ultimately, the insurer’s notice of denied workers’ compensation benefits will include the reasons for denial and explain your right to appeal, which helps our team of workers’ compensation attorneys to represent you.

Reasons for Denied Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Boston

Some reasons that a workers’ compensation claim may be denied include: improper reporting, failure to file a timely report to the employer, untimely report of a workplace injury to the insurer by the employer, pre-existing condition, the injured worker is not a covered employee (independent contractor) or injury outside of employer’s control. However, a denied claim doesn’t mean that you won’t receive benefits, just that you need legal counsel by your side to navigate the process.

Consult a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Today for a Free Case Evaluation in Boston MA

If you’re suffering from denied workers’ compensation benefits, contact the Massachusetts workers’ compensation lawyers at Kantrovitz & Associates, P.C. We try to get your workers’ compensation benefits approved for you in Boston, as quickly as possible. Call 800-367-0871 for a free consultation today. We serve Suffolk County including Boston, Jamaica Plain, and Revere; Middlesex County including Cambridge, Framingham, Lowell, Malden, Newton, Somerville, and Waltham; Norfolk County including Brookline; Essex County including Haverhill, Lawrence, and Salem; Worcester County including Fitchburg, Leominster, and Worcester as well as Plymouth County including Brockton and Plymouth.

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