It is frequently stated that Delaware's workers' compensation system is designed to protect both the employer and the employee in the event of an on-the-job injury. That's true to a point. However, obtaining full and fair workers' compensation payments can be a complex and frustrating process that often leaves injured workers feeling as if the system is rigged against them.
If your employer denies your claim, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a petition for compensation due with the Office of Workers' Compensation. If the case goes to a hearing, the employee must arrange for the presence of a medical witness or the scheduling of a deposition prior to the hearing date.
If you receive a notice of denial, or you simply do not hear back from your employer's workers' compensation carrier, the experienced attorneys at Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty can help you understand your legal rights and what steps to take to obtain the workers' comp benefits you deserve.Wilmington Workers' Compensation Appeal Lawyer
An initial denial of benefits is not final. Sometimes, your employer's insurance company doesn't have all of the information it needs; other times, the insurance provider may argue that the injury did not occur on the job, or that it was a pre-existing condition.
We will help you present your case to a workers' compensation judge, who can overturn the workers' compensation denial. It is not advisable that you attempt to do this yourself. Your employer will have experienced lawyers to defend against your claim petition. Given the complexity of workers' compensation procedure and law, you need an experienced workers' compensation lawyer on your side.
We are committed to pursuing every option available to secure the benefits you are entitled to receive. Contact us to schedule a free consultation in which we can review the facts of your case and provide a straightforward assessment of the likely outcome.