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Do I Have A Case?

With over 20 years experience representing injured workers, we realize that navigating the workers' compensation process can often feel confusing, intimidating and emotionally overwhelming. At Robbins, Strunk & Cramer, we work with our clients by providing exceptional legal representation and outstanding...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Workers' compensation is an insurance-based program run by the state that covers employees from the first minute of their employment for on-the-job injuries, which can range from the minor to the extremely serious, including death. The law requires the employer to pay workers' compensation...

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Client Testimonials

We agreed, and they took the case. They were persistent in getting the insurance company to pay attention to my concerns and responding to my physical pain. After much hard work on their part, I was then able to get medical attention started. When the insurance companies dragged their own feet...

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Has Your Workers’ Compensation Claim Been Denied?

If you were recently injured while on the job, you might have filed a workers’ compensation claim. After all, there is a good chance that you are having to miss a lot of work because of your injury, and you may need assistance with paying your bills and taking care of your family in the meantime. Additionally, as you might have found since you have been getting treatment for your work injury, the medical bills that go along with these accidents can get very expensive. This is something that should be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance, but if your claim has been denied, you could fear that you will have to tackle the mountain of medical debt yourself.

The good news is that just because your workers’ compensation claim has been denied does not mean that nothing can be done about it. There are many reasons why these claims get denied, but there are also a lot of lawyers out there who can assist with the situation.

Why Did Your Claim Get Denied?

Every workers’ compensation claim and every situation is different. These are some of the common reasons why these claims get denied:

  • You did not report the injury to your employer in a timely manner
  • Your claim was not filed in a timely manner
  • You haven’t sought out medical assistance
  • Your employer is denying the claim
  • You haven’t provided sufficient evidence

What to Do if Your Claim Was Denied?

If your claim was denied, you might worry that there is nothing else that you can do about the situation. However, an attorney can help you. You should have a certain time during which you can appeal the denial. With the help of your attorney, you can go through this complicated legal process with the knowledge that you have an experienced professional by your side.

Finding out that your workers’ compensation claim has been denied can be tough, particularly when you might already be stressed out about your pile of bills and when you aren’t feeling well because of your accident. However, we can help. Contact Robbins, Strunk & Cramer, we can sit down with you to talk to you about your case. Then, we can take action to help you get the workers’ compensation benefits that you are entitled to.

Workers Compensation Experts

Consult With an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today Pursuing Claims in Gilroy, Hollister, Morgan Hill, San Martin and surrounding areas

Injured at work? Having trouble understanding the paperwork? Is your medical treatment being denied or delayed? Discuss your situation with a highly-skilled Workers’ Compensation Attorney at the law firm of Robbins, Strunk & Cramer, and get the legal representation you need to receive the benefits you deserve.
The Robbins, Strunk & Cramer Difference

Since 1992, our distinguished attorneys have successfully represented injured workers in all occupations and workplace settings on a wide variety of workers’ compensation matters serving, Hollister, Morgan Hill, San Martin, Gilroy and surrounding cities. Our impressive record of accomplishment and personalized service has earned us the reputation as the South County’s premiere work injury law firm. With more than 50 years of combined experience, we are committed to helping our clients achieve their goals and compassionately and effectively guide them through every step in the process. Our dedication to excellence, proven results and outstanding client service is unsurpassed, and we look forward to successfully working on your behalf.
Our Full-Service Workers’ Compensation Practice Includes:

Petitions to Reopen
Workplace Accidents
On the Job Car Accidents
Common Workplace Injuries
Construction Site Accidents
Labor Code 132a Petitions
Serious and Willful Misconduct
Exposure to Toxic Substances
Industrial and Manufacturing Accidents
Workers’ Compensation Cases and Appeals

Notary Public Services Offered

Robbins, Strunk & Cramer also provides notary public services for all your notarial needs. Fees are dependent on the signatures and/or document involved. Please call to schedule an appointment for this service.
Discuss Your Case With a Gilroy Attorney Serving San Martin, Hollister and Morgan Hill in Workers’ Compensation Law

If you’ve been injured on the job, please contact the law firm of Robbins, Strunk & Cramer for a free initial consultation either in person or over the phone. Our team of caring and highly experienced attorneys will efficiently evaluate your case, personally answer your questions and confidentially advise you on the most beneficial course of action. We have an office conveniently located in Gilroy and are always available by phone. Give us a call today!

What do I do if my workers’ compensation claim is denied?

If you receive a letter from the workers’ comp insurance company you are dealing with that states they are delaying or denying your claim, you are most likely shocked and disappointed. You probably also have a lot of question like what your options are and what you should do next. The good news is that just because you received a letter stating that your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, it is not the final decision on whether your claim will ultimately be approved.

It is not uncommon for an insurance adjuster to find some basis for denying or delaying your claim. Often insurance adjusters will claim an injury did not occur at work or that you were not an employee at the time of the injury. If you do nothing after you receive a letter of denial for your workers’ compensation claim, the insurance company’s decision will be final.

If you do not agree with the denial you should consult with a workers compensation attorney. A workers’ comp lawyer will assist you in filing an “Application for Adjudication of Claim” with the Workers Compensation Appeals Board. A skilled and experienced workers’ compensation claim attorney may be able to negotiate a favorable settlement with the insurance company. Although it is not required that you be represented by an attorney in workers’ compensation claim matters, it is highly recommended in order to obtain the most favorable outcome.

If you received a letter of delay, it is likely because the insurance company is requesting more information. Under several circumstances, a claims adjuster may request that you been seen by a qualified medical examiner for further evaluation. They may provide you a list of doctors to select from. Most experienced workers’ compensation claim attorneys are familiar with the doctors and will be able to assist you in selecting a QME based on your particular circumstances.

It is important to remember that workers’ compensation claims adjusters are required to conduct a “good faith” investigation into the facts and circumstances of your workers’ compensation claim. This requires that they do more than just read over facts. They must evaluate and weigh the facts that are presented to them. When they are provided with information from your employer or another individual that may hurt your claim they will fully investigate it.

If you have been injured on the job and your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, then consult with a workers’ compensation attorney who will be able to provide you answers to your questions and assist you in getting the workers’ compensation that you may be entitled to. Call the workers’ compensation  claim attorneys at Robbins, Strunk & Cramer at 408-763-8336 to discuss your on the on the job injury and workers’ compensation benefits.

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