When a person gets hurt at work, it is expected that workers compensation is supposed to take care of everything. Even though this might be the case in a perfect world, however, there are actually quite a few things that can jeopardize workers compensation claims and cause insurance companies to fight against paying. These are a few potential things that can cause issues with your claims.
1. A Failed Drug Test
The workers compensation insurance company might require that you undergo a drug test after your injury to prove that you were not under the influence of alcohol or drugs when the accident occurred. If you did happen to fail your drug test, even for substances that may have been consumed when you were off the clock and that were out of your system before you returned to work, the insurance company could try to deny your claim.
2. A Lack of Evidence
If there is a lack of evidence that you were hurt at work, such as if there were no witnesses and if you were not on camera when it happened, then the insurance company could try to claim that you were not injured at all.
3. Failure to Report Immediately
Did you report the workplace accident as soon as it happened? If you waited a few days or weeks to say something, workers compensation might fight back.
As you can see, there are a few things that can get in the way of a successful workers compensation claim. If you are dealing with any of these issues or if your claim is otherwise being denied, however, you do have recourse. Contact us at The Clardy Law Firm today to find out how we can assist you with your case.