Recently on this blog, we discussed how several Tesla employees suffered repetitive stress injuries while on the job. These workplace injuries may seem relatively minor, but, they can, in fact, be quite serious. They may require extensive surgery, a medication regimen, and an extensive amount of time in rehabilitation. Other on-the-job injuries, such as scaffolding and ladder falls, can leave a worker with serious injuries. While trying to recover their health, these individuals can find it hard to make ends meet. After all, while they are unable to work, they are unable to earn a wage.
This is why the workers' compensation system exists: to help those who have been hurt while performing their job duties. When successfully obtained, claimants can receive cash benefits that can help them recoup their lost wages, pay their medical expenses, and pay for rehabilitation costs. This allows them to focus on reclaiming their health and getting back to work quickly, rather than allowing their condition to go untreated, thereby preventing them from getting back on the job.
As helpful as these benefits can be, though, many claimants find their applications denied. A claim may be denied for a number of reasons, but chief amongst them are a failure to show how an injury prevents an individual from working, and failure to show that the injury was suffered while on the job.
At the Law Office of Ronald M Stein Attorney at Law, we understand how frustrating it can be to have one's claim denied. It can be downright scary, too, when finances are tight. This is why we aggressively work with our clients to appeal their denied claims. We are skilled at arguing on our clients' behalf during every phase of the appellate process, and we do everything in our power to ensure their position is conveyed as clearly and persuasively as possible.
If you have had your workers' compensation claim denied, you shouldn't be discouraged. After all, with the assistance of a qualified legal professional, many injured workers find success when they appeal their denied claim.