What to Do If Your Employer Denies Your Workers’ Comp Claim

James M. Hoffmann
2 min readJan 17, 2024

When you suffer an injury at work, you expect the workers’ compensation system to support you. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for employers or insurance companies to deny workers’ comp claims. This can be a distressing and confusing time, but knowing the right steps to take can help you navigate this challenging situation.

Understanding Why Claims Get Denied

The first step is understanding why your claim might have been denied. Common reasons include disputes over whether the injury is work-related, missed deadlines, or insufficient medical evidence. It’s crucial to read the denial letter carefully to understand the specific reasons given for your case.

Gathering Necessary Documentation

After understanding the denial reason, gather all relevant documentation. This includes medical evidence, witness statements, and any communication with your employer or their insurance company. This documentation can be vital in challenging the denial.

Filing an Appeal

Most workers’ comp systems have an appeals process. The denial letter should outline how to file an appeal and the deadlines for doing so. It’s important to act quickly, as missing these deadlines can jeopardize your chance to overturn the denial.

Seeking Legal Guidance

Navigating the workers’ comp system can be complex, and seeking legal guidance can be beneficial. A lawyer experienced in workers’ compensation law can provide insights into your situation, help gather additional evidence, and represent you during the appeals process.

The Law Office of James M. Hoffmann

At the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann, we understand the challenges you face when your workers’ comp claim is denied. With over 30 years of dedicated service in workers’ compensation cases, we are prepared to help you understand your rights and options. We can assist in gathering necessary evidence, filing an appeal, and representing you in hearings.

Why Choose Us?

  • Personalized Attention: We understand that each case is unique and offer personalized attention to each client.
  • In-Depth Knowledge: Our team is well-versed in Missouri’s workers’ compensation laws and procedures.
  • Commitment to Clients: We are committed to advocating for the rights of injured workers and aim to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Contact Our Workers Comp Attorneys for a Free Case Evaluation

If you’ve been injured at work and your workers’ comp claim has been denied, don’t lose hope. Contact the Law Office of James M. Hoffmann for a free case evaluation. We’ll discuss your situation, provide you with an understanding of your rights, and guide you on the best steps to take. Contact us today to ensure your rights are protected and to seek the compensation you deserve.



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