Over the years, our legal team at Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation has helped thousands of injured workers receive the benefits they rightfully deserve—including many whose workers’ compensation claims were originally denied despite legitimate claims. Insurers inspect claims looking for any opportunity to deny or reduce benefits in order to cut costs for their clients (employers). Often times this can lead to a confused and unhappy worker left in a difficult situation thaks to an injury, medical condition, or host of other life-changing situations. A workers' compensation appeal can potentially help you recover the benefits you’ve been denied access to and restore your well-being back into your life.
Before filing a formal appeal, you can contact the insurer to learn why your benefits were denied and to ask the insurer to reconsider this decision. If your request is refused, you can file an appeal within the stated timeline. When doing so, it is important to retain the services of an experienced and knowledgable Santa Maria workers’ compensation attorney to help you with the complexities of the appeals process.
Simply accepting a wrongful decision to deny your workers' compensation benefits can be extremely costly to your health, well-being, and personal income for the rest of your life. Obtaining the legal counsel of an expert workers’ compensation attorney is strongly advised as he/she can help you fight for the benefits you deserve. At Berry, Smith & Bartell, a Professional Law Corporation, we are proud of our reputation that includes a legal staff with more than 130 combined years of experience and hundreds of successful cases.