When your claim is denied, worker’s compensation insurance carriers often send you a letter stating that if you disagree with their decision you can contact the Department of Workforce Development – Worker’s Compensation Division for information on how to appeal. The letter also says you have the right to apply for a hearing and can contact the Division for a hearing application. Like most legal processes, there are rules and practices that are not apparent in the law or the materials provided to explain the law. To file an effective appeal, you need someone with experience working within the system and knows how the process works.
Filing an appeal on your own is always challenging. You’ll be sent forms and basic information on how to appeal. You will not be given information on how to win your case. You won’t be given answers to questions on your medical treatment, what to do to make ends meet, how to navigate issues with your employer, or what happens after the process is over. Most importantly, you won’t be told how to maximize your benefits or all the benefits that you may be entitled to. You will need an experienced and dedicated Wisconsin worker’s compensation attorney. Contact us to ensure that you receive all the benefits to which you are entitled.