We can help!
One of the most frequent questions we are asked is whether or not you have a denied claim in the first place. If you do, then we can help! But how do you know?
If you have a denied claim, then what will happen is that you will receive a letter from an insurance company that looks a little bit like this:
Dear Ms. Smith,
After investigating your claim for an injury to your low back
occurring on January 1, 2014, we are denying your claim for workers' compensation benefits....
Below this will be language in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS, the letter will go on to explain how to appeal the denial. Don't be intimidated by this big block of text. The most important thing to remember is that you have 60 days from the mailing date of the denial to appeal. To do so, you will need to retain a workers' compensation attorney. Oregon law requires that workers' comp attorneys work on contingency, which means they are not paid unless they obtain additional workers' compensation benefits for you. If your attorney helps overturn your denial, then the insurance company must pay your attorney's fee and costs. The attorney fee will not come out of your benefits. You will never have to pay a worker's compensation attorney a fee out of your own pocket.