What are some typical reasons for denying a workers’ compensation claim?
Well there may not be a typical reason. For example, they may claim that the injury did not occur in the course of employment. Let’s say someone was going to lunch and got in an accident. That’s probably not in the course of employment. There may be a notice issue, an injury occurs and an employee has basically ninety days to give notice. If they don’t give notice, then the claim can be denied. But there are a variety of things and that’s why if a claim is denied they do need to seek out an attorney to see if that’s a valid defense.