Denied Workers' Comp Benefits?

Call on Our Montana Workers' Comp Attorneys

Whether you suffer a physical injury or illness while on the job, you have access to workers' compensation to cover medical costs and lost wages. Unfortunately, many workers are denied coverage by their insurer or employer, placing the burden of work-related costs all on their shoulders. To resolve this injustice, injured parties can file an appeal. In such a crucial time, it is imperative that you retain a Montana workers' comp attorney to help you pursue the compensation you deserves.

At Odegaard Braukmann Law, PLLC, we approach all cases with a detail-oriented and client-focused mindset. Our firm has more than 75 years of experience backed by insight from a former workers' compensation insurer lawyer, which means we have an inside perspective on how insurance companies seek to deny coverage and benefits. We can use this to your advantage when you retain our firm for your case!

Why am I being denied benefits?

Insurance companies are always looking to keep their costs of operation low and have a vested interest in paying you as little as possible for your injury, if anything at all. Our firm works to bring you justice in the form of fair compensation.

What reasons do insurance companies give for denying benefits to workers?

  • Your injury was not serious enough
  • Your injury did not take place during work
  • You do not require time off from work for your injury
  • You do not require medical attention for your injury
  • Your claim was not reported or filed on time
  • Your injury is not covered by your workers' compensation agreement

If your claim is denied, you will receive a letter giving the reason why. Read this letter carefully and speak with a workers' comp lawyer who can help you determine the next best step for your case.

What should I do now?

You should contact your insurer after receiving a letter of your denial to discuss the reasons further. If you were denied benefits due to late or incorrect paperwork, you may be able to fix these issues and recover compensation. If your employer or insurer refuses benefits for other reasons, you can appeal your claim denial.

During an appeal your Montana workers' comp attorney can present medical evidence supporting the seriousness of your injury and can push to recover the benefits you were originally denied. So long as you file your appeal on time, our firm can fight to bring you the benefits you were denied. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, so trust us to work on your case!

Contact our Billings office today to schedule your free case evaluation. (406) 640-4441