Des Moines Short-Term Disability Appeal Attorneys
When an injured employee files a claim with their employer, that employer or their compensation insurer may refuse the claim for a variety of different reasons. In some situations, an employer may suspect that the claim is a fraudulent attempt to receive paid time off of work. For others, a claim may be turned down simply because the insurer does not believe the claim is valid. For whatever reason, the injured worker does have the right to appeal a denied claim.
Most American workers are legally entitled to pursue compensation if they have been injured due to the circumstances of their employment or while working. To discuss your options if your claim has been denied, contact the short-term disability appeal lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.
How to File for an Appeal
The process of filing an appeal to overturn a claim denial may prove to be more involved and more complicated that many workers think. The appeal system typically may require consideration of both state and federal legal concerns under the oversight of the state’s workers’ compensation administration. The following steps need to be taken to file a valid appeal:
- Provide any and all applicable medical records
- Address problematic concerns with the original claim
- If any, locate problems with the Integrated Disability Management Plan
- Produce each official piece of information in writing
When coping with work-related injuries that leave an individual unable to work, all of these procedural minutiae can be overwhelming. However, with legal assistance, pursuing a successful appeal can be less troublesome.
It is an unfortunate fact that employers and insurance companies each have an incentive to deny disability claims and therefore may do so, even where inappropriate. For more information regarding your legal rights, contact the Des Moines workers’ compensation attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today.