Appealing a Workers' Comp Claim
Workers' Compensation Attorney in Bakersfield: (661) 460-5557
If your workers' compensation
claim has been denied, you have a right to challenge the decision. One of the attorneys at Campbell
Whitten can discuss your case with the claims administrator for you and
see if you can fix technical mistakes or submit additional documentation
such as medical records or, in some cases, seek an examination from an
alternate medical provider. We can also help you appeal your claim with
the workers' compensation board.
Learn more about the appeals process when you contact our attorney for a
The Appeals Process
If the workers' compensation insurance company believes that you are
not eligible for benefits at all, you may need to take further administrative
steps and take your claim to the workers' compensation board.
Process for appealing a workers' compensation claim in CA:
- File an Application for the Adjudication of Claim at the local Division
of Workers' Compensation (DWC) office in the county where you were
injured. The claims administrator must also be served with a copy.
- After filing, the local DWC office will confirm receipt of the claim by
sending a letter that includes your case number. You should use this case
number on all documents and future correspondence regarding your claim.
- Request a hearing by filing a Declaration of Readiness to Proceed.
- A pre-trial conference may be scheduled before a judge, who will decide
whether the claim should be accepted.
at (661) 460-5557 to learn more about the appeals process.