Denied Workers' Compensation Claim?

Let Our Law Firm Recover Your Benefits

Being denied workers’ compensation benefits can be devastating, especially if you were relying on that compensation to help you pay bills and get medical care while you are not working.

Unfortunately, an employer can deny a Workers’ Compensation claim for any reason, even if it is not a good reason. There is no penalty for an employer to deny a claim, even if they realize the claim should be paid. The reasoning seems to be that if 100 claims are denied, and two people get an attorney, then they will pay those two people. Make sure you are one of the people who gets paid!

Let Chowning & Edgar review your denial. We never charge a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has been winning cases for injured and disabled workers exclusively since 1985. Call or fill out the form on this page and we will contact you right away.

Common Reasons For Denied Claims In Michigan

There could be a variety of reasons your workers’ compensation claim was denied, but denials most commonly happen because of the following:

  • You may not have filed within the small, 60-day window
  • Your employer did not properly complete their portion of the compensation benefits
  • Your employer does not carry insurance
  • The employer is disputing the claim that you were injured
  • The insurance company is denying the claim
  • You were suspected of having a pre-existing condition
  • The insurance company suspects your injuries were not severe enough

What To Do When Your Worker’ Comp Claim is Denied

Don’t give up your right to workers’ comp benefits just because your claim was initially denied. You have a right to an appeal.  However, getting through the appeal process must be done without mistakes and shortcuts.  You have a much better chance for a successful appeal if you have an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer like John Chowning on your side.

If you cannot come to us, we will come to you. We will review your case thoroughly and most likely, will file a Workers’ Compensation petition to appeal the denial.

We'll help you:

  • Contact the insurer and the employer to determine the reason the claim was denied
  • Re-file any necessary paperwork and/or medical records
  • Obtain an administrative hearing to dispute the denial

If you have been denied benefits, or if you feel that your claim was not properly handled, do not hesitate to call our firm right away. We are committed to providing you with outstanding representation to ensure you receive the benefits you rightfully deserve.

Why Choose Chowning & Edgar

The Leading Workers Comp and Social Security Lawyers in Michigan

  • FREE Case Review
  • No Fees Until We Win
  • Experience - We Know The System
  • Winning Workmans' Comp Cases Since 1985
  • Appointments In Person or Virtual
  • Our Focus is Workmans' Compensation & Disability
  • Local, Personal Representation
  • We Educate You on Your Rights
  • We Handle Cases Anywhere in Michigan
  • So You Get The Benefits You Deserve

No matter where you are in the process, we've got the time to discuss your case with you. The call is free and there is absolutely no-obligation. So click the button and fill out our contact form or call us at (810) 695-2110
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Grand Blanc, MI 48439

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Chowning & Edgar PLLC is located in Grand Blanc, MI and serves clients in Flint, Saginaw, Detroit, Lansing, Pontiac, Lapeer, Birch Run, Burton, Clarkston, Clio, Corunna, Davison, Durand, Fenton, Flushing, Frankenmuth, Goodrich, Holly, Linden, Montrose, Mount Morris, Lake Orion, Swartz Creek and Waterford. We also handle cases for clients throughout the State of Michigan, including the Upper Peninsula.

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