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What If My Claim Is Denied? I Dealing With A Denied Claim

“When I seek out professional advice, I don’t want B.S. I want it straight up, with no double talk. I figure do also. I always use plain English, with no sugarcoating no B.S. lawyer talk, and no double talk - just old fashioned, unsweetened, unvarnished truth-just the way that I would want it.” -Bill Turley

Work Injury Attorney California Workers Compensation Attorney

The First Step

When handling your work injury case, nothing matters more than the honest truth. Nothing. You must be straightforward and honest about your case. I have seen many instances where a client will sugarcoat their injury and the courts throw out the case. Why? All because they were not honest from the get-go.

The Next Step

If you've been injured on the job, you probably have a ton of questions. I understand. You are concerned about your family and your livelihood. My suggestion is the next step you should take before anything else is to read my book, Win Your Injury Case. I wrote it to help folks like you, good people who got hurt on the job. You can order a free copy and I will cover the shipping too.

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What If My Claim Is Denied?

California Workers Compensation Law can be confusing and intimidating to seriously injured California workers. This article concerns what you should do if your claim is denied. Also known as a denied claim. First of all, just because your claim is denied doesn't mean you still can't win your California Workers Compensation Law Claim.

If your claim is denied you need to find out why your claim is being denied. Then, you need to marshal the evidence to overcome the denial. If you can "fix" your evidence then you may be able to convince the workers compensation insurance adjuster to accept your claim.

If your claim is denied, and you are not able to convince the adjuster that you have a valid claim, then you will need to file for a hearing at the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board in order to fight for further medical treatment, temporary total disability benefits and other benefits.

Generally, before you file for a hearing however, you are going to need evidence, usually medical evidence. You need evidence to fight the reason why the workers compensation insurance carrier denied your claim.

If your claim is denied because the insurance company believes that your injury is not work related, then you are going to need proof that you were actually injured at work. You may need to subpoena co-workers or others that witnessed your injury.

Again, you are going to need medical evidence. You are going to need a doctor to write a well-reasoned report that explains how and why your injury is work related. This needs to be done through a carefully reasoned medical analysis. Too often, doctors' reports are filled simply with conclusions, which is bad evidence. Your doctor needs to specifically and clearly explain how the work activity caused your injury.

Advocate for You Against the Insurance Company

The way the California workers compensation system is set up is the company doctor will disagree with your doctor over needed medical treatment and disability. This is when you need a seasoned lawyer taking on the insurance company.

Bill Turley has been practicing law for over 25 years. He knows who the best doctors are in your MPN are so you can receive the benefits to which you are entitled. He knows if there are some very good doctors within the medical provider network who have treated their patients with respect and with attention to their medical condition.

Disclaimer: Please understand these discussions and/or examples are not legal advice. All legal situations are different. This testimonial, endorsement and/or discussion does not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter, your particular case/ situation and/or this particular case/ situation. Thanks, Bill Turley

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