What To Do If Your Claim Is Denied
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If you've been injured on the job in Illinois, you have the right to file for workers' compensation benefits. But what if your claim for benefits is denied? There is an appeals process, but you need the aid of someone who has handled these types of cases and is knowledgeable about Illinois laws. The experienced workers' compensation attorneys at Schweickert & Ganassin, LLP can help you with all appeals.
There are many reasons why a claim for benefits in Illinois may be denied. You may have failed to notify your employer about the injury within the required 45-day time frame, or did not submit the correct documents. An employer or insurance company may have decided your injury was not work-related, or that it was pre-existing. An employer may claim that you were an independent contractor, and not an employee.