If you filed a workers’ compensation claim to receive benefits after an on-the-job injury, but later found out that your claim was totally or partially denied, you have the ability to contest or appeal this denied before a hearings officer. The Las Vegas workers’ compensation lawyers at Shook & Stone are here to help you get the benefits you are entitled to.
Reasons your claim may have been denied:
With workers’ compensation claims, the insurance company sends out determination letters throughout the course of the claim. Each determination letter must be appealed individually if you do not agree with the outcome. Potentially, your workers’ comp claim could involve a number of appeals and hearings.
All these determination letters and hearings are connected. Failure to appeal one determination letter at the beginning of your claim could impact all subsequent determination letters and your ability to file an appeal.
If you receive a determination letter at any point throughout the claims process that you do not agree with, you have the right to appeal but you only have 70 days to do this. In Nevada, all workers’ compensation appeals are handled through the Hearings Division, and you could lose your right to appeal if you wait too long (§ 616C.315). Click here to view the hearing request form.
If you were injured at the workplace, your physical recovery and even your financial future depend on getting the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled to. This is why having a confident workers’ compensation lawyer on your side is so valuable. If your claim was denied, contact Shook & Stone!