Why Would a Workers Comp Claim Be Denied?


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There are different reasons why a workers comp claim would be denied and in some cases, the claimant may be eligible for the compensation so disputing the decision or requesting a review can be worthwhile. If you have had a claim rejected, below is information on how we can help. 

Carbone Lawyers has a team of personal injury experts who have in-depth knowledge of the laws relating to workers’ compensation. We have been delivering great outcomes for our clients for over 30 years and are passionate about providing the very best representation. Below is why workers comp would be denied and information on ‘can an employer dispute a workcover claim?’:

Reasons Why Workers Comp Would Deny A Claim

The main reasons why workers comp would be denied include: 

    • The person making the claim is not considered a worker
    • The injury or illness is not deemed sufficiently work-related
    • The compensation or expenses for the injury or illness suffered are not considered reasonable in relation to the injury/illness 

    It is important to seek legal advice when considering requesting a review if your work compensation claim has been denied. Our team of workers’ compensation experts will ensure you have accurate information with respect to your eligibility for the compensation you are seeking and how best to proceed. We will also help to prepare your claim in a way that ensures you get the maximum compensation you are entitled to.

    Can An Employer Dispute A Workcover Claim?

    Yes, an employer can dispute a workcover claim but only under specific circumstances. If your employer is disputing your claim and you are an employee in need of urgent advice, our team will be able to advise you of your rights, the process for requesting a review / appeal of a decision, and the best way to proceed to ensure the best outcome is obtained.

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    If you have been denied workers’ compensation or would like advice around workers’ compensation, contact us on 1800 369 888 or fill out our online enquiry form to arrange an appointment with one of our workers’ compensation experts.

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