Lawyers.com Answers: What happens if my workers’ compensation claim is denied?

If your employer, or its insurer, denies your workers’ comp claim, you have the right to challenge the decision. In most states, appeals are heard by a workers’ compensation board or an administrative law judge. If you and the insurance company are unable to resolve the dispute informally, a hearing will take place and the deciding authority will make its determination. A workers’ compensation attorney in your area can review your denial and discuss the options available to you.