Worker’s compensation insurance carriers can deny a claim at any time. A denial can be asserted immediately after the claim is filed or it can be months or even years after the work injury. Even after paying benefits for a long time, nothing in the law prevents the insurance company from asserting a defense or denying the claim later. It is actually quite common for a carrier to get a report from their IME doctor saying that no injury occurred, or it was a minor injury that healed a long time ago, and the carrier never should have paid benefits to begin with.
If your claim has been denied, no matter what stage, contact us today. There are often benefits we can claim in addition to what has already been paid. We can also help if the worker’s comp insurance company says it may try to get money back from you after a denial.