Having your workers’ compensation claim denied can be an extraordinarily frustrating and stressful experience. The good news is that you are not out of options. You can appeal the denial. The first thing you need to do is to understand exactly why your claim was denied. South Carolina workers’ compensation claims can be denied for a number of different reasons. Three of the most common reason claims are denied are:
- There is a dispute over whether or not your injury actually occurred on the job;
- There is a dispute over the severity of your injury; or
- There is a procedural issue with your application, perhaps lack of evidence or late filing.
You should have received an official letter stating exactly why your claim was denied. Upon receiving this letter, you should get it in the hands of an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer. Your lawyer can help you start the appeals process.