Denied Claims Appeals In Western Massachusetts And Southern Vermont

After suffering an injury on the job in Massachusetts or Vermont, you are entitled to seek paid medical treatment and pay benefits through your employer's workers' compensation insurance plan. What should be a simple process to get the benefits you deserve and need, however, often becomes complicated when employers throw up roadblocks or the workers' compensation insurance company demands additional records and reports, often in an effort to deny or delay your benefits.

If you were injured on the job anywhere in Vermont or Massachusetts and have had your initial workers' compensation claim denied, don't get frustrated — and don't give up. Turn to the lawyers of Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP. From offices in Springfield, North Adams, Bennington and Pittsfield, we help workers throughout Massachusetts and Vermont get the help they need when appealing a denied workers' comp claim. Call us for a free consultation: 413-358-4652 or 802-681-4687.

Do You Really Need An Attorney To Appeal? Even The State Of Massachusetts Thinks So.

Workers' compensation is regulated by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Here is what they say about hiring a legal adviser when filing an initial claim or filing an appeal:

"If your claim is disputed, it is strongly advised that you seek legal counsel to protect your rights and interests, due to the complexity of the workers' compensation law. The law requires that the insurer pay the attorney's fee if you win your case...you may represent yourself for any proceedings before the DIA. This is not recommended in most cases."*

Why Was Your Legitimate Workers' Compensation Claim Denied?

You know you were injured, so why was your claim denied? In many cases, employers often refute the facts of a workplace accident or try to blame the extent of the injury on the worker. In most cases, however, the workers' compensation insurance company has strict requirements regarding the official accident reports and medical records required for an approval. Handling the details yourself can be frustrating, particularly when you are out of work, trying to recover from your accident or disability. We will handle every part of your workers' compensation dispute and appeal on your behalf.

Don't be discouraged. If you have a qualifying disability and meet the criteria for benefits, you will qualify to receive the money you have coming to you. As experienced workers' compensation claims and appeals lawyers, we know what to look for, how to obtain the information and file a successful appeal.

Call Us For A Free Consultation

Schedule a consultation with Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, by calling 413-358-4652.

*http://www.mass.gov/lwd/docs/dia/publications/ee-english.pdf