Denied Workers' Compensation Claims Defending the Commonwealth

If your claim has been wrongfully denied, we can help you throughout the appeals process so you can get you the compensation you need to make the best recovery possible.

Denied Workers’ Comp Claims

Filing Appeals, Hearings & More

Has your Kentucky workers’ comp claim been denied? At Kentucky Injury Law Center, our Bowling Green lawyers help appeal denied workers’ comp claims throughout the state. Our dedicated attorneys have years of experience helping hardworking Kentuckians receive the compensation and justice they deserve following a work accident. If your claim has been wrongfully denied, we can help you throughout the appeals process so you can get you the compensation you need to make the best recovery possible.

Contact us today online or by calling (270) 423-0023 to schedule your free case evaluation.

Why Workers’ Comp Claims Get Denied

There are many reasons a workers’ compensation claim may be denied in Kentucky. The reason your claim was rejected should be stated in the denial letter you received.

You worker’s comp claim may have been denied for several reasons, including:

  • You missed the deadline to file your claim
  • You made a mistake when filling out the paperwork
  • Your employer claims your injury wasn’t work-related
  • Your injuries aren’t serious enough to receive benefits
  • You filed your claim after leaving the job where you were injured

If the state had a legitimate reason to deny your claim, there may be nothing we can do. However, if your claim has been wrongfully denied we will do whatever it takes to resolve the situation. Feel free to reach out to us any time if you are unsure what to do after your claim is denied —we will provide you with the honest and straightforward guidance you need to decide what to do next.

What to Do If Your Claim Gets Denied

The good news is that you have the right to appeal a denied claim to get a second chance at receiving benefits. The denial letter you received from the Kentucky Department of Workers' Claims should go into detail about the next steps you need to take in order to appeal, but the basic components are detailed below.

First, you will attend a “Benefit Review Conference” during which you can negotiate a solution that you and your employer’s insurance carrier can agree to. If you do not reach an agreement, your case will be assigned a hearing date.

At the hearing, you will be able to present evidence that backs up your side, including testimony from your doctor and anyone who witnessed your accident. The judge will review all evidence submitted by both you and by your employer before coming to a decision. After the hearing, the judge will issue a written decision within 60 days if no other information is required.

How Can an Attorney Help With Denied Claims

Though it is not necessary to have an attorney with you during the appeals process, we strongly advise it. The road to filing an appeal can be filled with complicated paperwork and legal process that are tough to navigate on your own. Hiring an attorney will also increase your chances of successfully appealing your claim by allowing someone with extensive knowledge and experience in workers’ comp law to speak for you.

We are here to make the process easy. Contact us today to get started with your appeal.

Case Results

Your Success Is Our Success
  • Accident in Company Truck Settlement $150,000

    J.W. had worked as a truck driver for over 10 years when he was involved in an accident while driving. J.W. thought he would be ok and did not seek immediate attention; however, that turned out not to be the case. He sought medical treatment and even though the insurance carrier paid for some of the medical treatment, it quickly paid its own doctor to state all of J.W.’s symptoms were not related to the accident.

  • Injured Delivery Person

    It started with a call –someone had slammed into the back of our client’s car while the client was on the job. The other driver had tried to pass our client over a solid yellow line because he didn’t see that she was turning. Our client had neck surgery and didn’t know what to do.

  • Settlement for Hydraulic Equipment Injury $150,000

    K.G. injured his neck while working on hydraulic equipment. Initially, the insurance carrier argued that his neck condition was a degenerative condition and that it was not responsible for paying for any medical treatment.

  • Settlement for Utility Lineman Falling on the Job $100,000

    N.W. suffered serious injuries after falling from 20 feet working as a utility lineman. The insurance company paid for N.W.’s medical bills and paid him TTD income benefits when N.W. was released from work, the insurance carrier sent him a settlement offer for $20,000.00 to settle his work compensation claim.

  • Severed Thumb on the Job Settlement $70,000

    Like many injured workers, J.H. thought his employer would take care of him after injury severing part of his thumb while helping the employer is a secondary business. The employer tried to claim that J.H. was not an employee of the secondary business and the insurance company denied giving J.H. any income or medical benefits.

  • Shoulder Injury Settlement $150,000

    A.M. was an employee of a government agency in Louisville. He injured his shoulder at work and was not sure what the next steps were to take as he did not think he could return to his old job.

  • Workers' Compensation for a Police Officer $150,000

    Our client was a 30 year veteran for law enforcement officer whose career ended after a tragic shooting. The officer had worked his way up the chain of command, starting as a patrol officer and ending as a Lieutenant.

  • Workers' Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injury $350,000

    J.P. had been a hard worker all his life. He had worked at his employer for over 26 years, rarely missing a day. However, it only took one day for his life to change when a compressed coil spring got loose and struck him in the head, causing to fall and injure his back as well. J.P. suffered both a traumatic brain injury and traumatic back injury requiring several surgeries.

  • Workers' Compensation Settlement $130,000

    J.D. approached Kentucky Injury Law Center after the insurance denied his claim. JD had previously undergone back surgery but had fully recovered from that surgery when he injured his back while working for his new employer.

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