Common Reasons Workers’ Compensation Claims are Denied

Not all employers have their employees’ safety and best interest in mind when it comes to workers’ compensation in Texas. You may need to hire a lawyer to ensure you’re compensated for your injuries. 

However, simply making a claim does not mean that you are going to be successful and secure a payout. Hiring a good lawyer is imperative, as they will give you the best possible chance of success. Nevertheless, there have been a number of cases that have been denied, which is what we are going to explore in this post to give you a better understanding. Here are some common reasons why workers’ compensation claims are denied:

Lack of witnesses

The first reason why your claim for compensation may be denied is because of a lack of witnesses. Witness reports can help you to build a strong case. When there is someone else that can testify what happened to you, it helps to make your own statements and account a lot more valid. Therefore, if there are not any witnesses, it can make it difficult to make a successful claim, yet this does not mean that you are automatically going to be denied compensation. 

Medical records don’t support claims 

Another reason why some compensation cases are denied is that the medical records do not support the claim. If your injuries do not match up with what you said happened to you, you will struggle to secure compensation for the accident that happened in your place of work. 

Cannot prove that the accident happened while at work

In addition to the different scenarios that we have looked at so far, we have also seen a number of different cases that have been rejected because it has been impossible to prove that the accident in question happened while in the workplace. If there is a cloud of doubt over where the accident actually happened, this can reduce your chances of securing compensation quite considerably. 

Drugs in the system during the accident 

Last but not least, if you had drugs in your system during the incident, you will find it incredibly difficult to secure compensation. This is especially the case if it can be proven that the amount of drugs that you had in your system could have quite easily caused such an accident to happen. Either way, though, it is going to be incredibly difficult, or should we say pretty much impossible, to make a claim for compensation for an accident that happened within the workplace if it is proven you were taking drugs. 

So there you have it: a better understanding of some of the different reasons why a personal injury case could be denied. We hope that this has helped you to get a better comprehension of what is required when it comes to making a claim for workers’ compensation and what is going to give you the greatest chance of success. Don’t forget to make sure you have a great legal team on hand to help you build a strong case.