If a Claim is Denied
If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, don’t give up. This does not mean that your chances for receiving medical and income benefits are over. Many insurance adjusters will lead you to believe that you have no chance of being compensated. Just because an insurance adjuster tells you that they have closed your file, does not necessarily mean that you do not have a valid claim. Contact an attorney at the law office of J. Franklin Burns, P.C. We are experienced workers’ compensation attorneys who know the system and know how to make it work for our injured clients. Our founder has over 30 years of experience in workers’ compensation law, 15 of which were spent defending workers’ compensation insurance companies against claims by injured workers. Mr. Burns decided that he preferred to help injured workers, so he switched sides. Every lawyer who works for the firm began their careers working for the insurance companies. Now, they only work for injured workers. By hiring one of our attorneys, you have the advantage of being represented by someone that knows all the angles practiced by the insurance companies.
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Denying Valid Claims
You have up to one year from the date of the injury to file an appeal with the Georgia State Board of workers’ compensation. Appealing a denied claim requires expertise and knowledge of the appeals process, which our firm has. Insurance companies routinely deny valid claims for workers’ compensation benefits in the hope that you will take “no” for an answer and just go away. Our attorneys will analyze why your claim was denied and compile the facts and obtain the expert testimony required to show why your claim should be paid. We understand the difficulty caused by a claim that has been denied. You are injured without the ability to earn an income and are facing the huge expense of medical treatment. We are here to help you out of this horrible situation. Injured workers are not the only parties who must meet deadlines. The insurance company must either reject your claim or begin paying benefits for your workplace injury within 21 days. If they fail to do so, they must pay penalties and your attorney fees. We urge you to contact us if there is a delay in paying your claim. Insurance adjusters tend to pay far more attention to lawyers representing injured workers than the injured workers who is not legally represented. Insurance adjusters are aware that an injured worker does not have the experience and education necessary to pursue a claim for all the benefits that may be available. Don’t be taken advantage of by an insurance adjuster. Allow us to represent you. Leave the legal headaches to us. Your only focus should be on getting better and healing from your injury. With an office conveniently located in Atlanta, Georgia, our workers’ compensation attorneys represent injured workers statewide. To learn more please contact our law firm for a free consultation at 404-303-7770 or you are welcome to email us. Please do not hesitate to call. We understand that you have many questions that need answers. If you are unable to visit us in our office, we are happy to travel to meet you at your home or a place that is convenient for you.