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Indiana Denied Workers Compensation Claim and Appeals Process

Have you received an Indiana denied workers compensation claim form in the mail or personally?  How does the process of filing a workers compensation claim in Indiana work?  What happens if my employer denies the injury is work related or if I’m offered a settlement or payment which is too low?  If my valid workers compensation claim is denied in Indiana can I appeal it?

The experienced Indiana workers compensation attorneys at The Jennings Law Offices work to ensure your Indiana workers compensation claim is properly documented and completed.  If and when you have been denied a workers comp claim by your employer, immediately contact The Jennings Law Offices for a free consultation at (502) 583-3882.  Learn how we have successfully appealed an Indiana denied workers compensation claim for many workers like you.

Filing a Workers Compensation Claim in Indiana

If you are injured at work in Indiana you must submit all associated forms and comprehensive documentation to the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board within two years of your injury or the discovery of your occupational disease or illness.  This can be a complicated process requiring the participation of several parties.  The attorneys at The Jennings Law Offices can help to manage all of these steps to ensure a complete and substantive package to maximize the likelihood that your Indiana workers compensation claim will be approved.

The basic steps in this process include:

  • You must report your work related injury or occupational disease to your employer.
  • Your employer will submit the appropriate paperwork on your behalf.
  • Your employer’s workers compensation insurance company will schedule medical appointments to assess the extent of your injury or injuries and the impact it will have on your ability to work.
  • The workers compensation insurance company will evaluate the results of your medical evaluation and determine whether or not they believe you qualify for workers compensation.

Do You Believe an Employer’s Workers Compensation Insurance Company Has Your Best Interests at Heart?

We would all like to believe that every individual workers compensation claim in Indiana is handled with maximum efficiency and every worker receives the maximum temporary or permanent benefit they are entitled to under Indiana law.  Unfortunately this is simply often not the case.

You have many rights under Indiana workers compensation laws including the right to an evaluation by a doctor and medical professionals of your own choice.  This “second opinion” can help to ensure you receive the full benefits you are entitled to based upon the extent of your injury and the impact they will have upon your ability to work now and in the future.

If you are offered any payment or settlement it is in your best interest not to sign anything, but to contact The Jennings Law Offices for an immediate free consultation at (502) 583-3882.  The odds are we will be able to do a lot better.

Your Employer Can Deny Your Indiana Workers Compensation Claim or Refuse to Submit it

Your employer has 30 days from the report of your injury or occupational disease to inform you that they do not intend to submit your Indiana workers compensation claim.  They may try to assert that your injury did not happen at work but was on your own time or away from the workplace.  They may also insist you had a pre-existing injury and your claim is not associated with a work related accident or injury.

This is why it is extremely important to contact the Jennings Law Offices as early in the process as possible.  There is a lot of paperwork that will be provided by your employer, their workers compensation insurance carrier and all associated medical professionals.   There is a strong likelihood that the process can be stalled or interrupted by “unexpected oversight” or a “simple miscommunication.”

Our lawyers monitor every step of the process and the documentation that is produced in your case.  We work to develop our own documentation including testimony from fellow workers and others who witnessed the accident at work.  We help to ensure you receive full and accurate assessment from your own medical team – a team you choose – and that you receive the maximum Indiana workers compensation benefits available to you under Indiana law.

Contact Experienced Indiana Workers Compensation Attorneys Today

Do you feel you are being treated unfairly or that your employer or one of their insurance representatives or medical personnel have put your valid Indiana workers compensation claim in jeopardy?  Have you received an Indiana denied workers compensation claim that you believe is valid?  Do you feel the cards are stacked against you?

We invite you to review the recommendations of our clients and contact the Jennings Law Offices or call (502) 583-3882 for a free consultation and case evaluation.  Learn how we’ve successfully helped other workers like you to appeal their workers compensation denial and receive the benefits to which they were entitled.