My Employer Has Denied My Claim, What Do I Do?
If the employer or insurance carrier disputes the claim, no cash benefits are paid until the Workers` Compensation Law Judge decides who is right. If a worker is not receiving benefits because the employer or insurance carrier is arguing that the injury is not jobrelated, he/she may be eligible for Disability Benefits in the meantime. Any payments made under the Disability Program, however, will be subtracted from future workers` compensation awards.
For further information, you can contact the Workers` Compensation Board Public Information Office at the following number.
Workers` Compensation Board
Public Information Office
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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