The workers' compensation program offers you the security of being able to pay for your medical bills and to support your family while you are unable to work. Unfortunately, a large percentage of valid claims are wrongfully denied every year, leaving individuals like you frustrated and struggling to make ends meet.
If you find yourself in this position, you may be able to turn the situation around by contacting our legal team at Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation for help.
Some claims are denied on the grounds that the insurance company believes that the claimant is attempting to defraud the system, but most denials are due to the simple fact that the investigator did not receive sufficient evidence to prove that the injury is eligible for benefits. A Fresno workers' compensation attorney from our firm may be able to resolve the matter by helping you correct your application and establish that you are qualified to receive temporary disability or permanent disability payments.
When a claim has been denied, you have recourse and can appeal the refusal of benefits. It may be possible to settle the matter in a hearing before a workers' compensation administrative law judge, who will review the original decision and issue any ruling necessary to correct the situation.