If your claim is denied that is when you absolutely need to see a lawyer because there are a variety of defenses that insurance companies and employers can use to preclude you from getting workers compensation. Some of them are legitimate; some aren’t. So if your claim is denied, you need to see a lawyer about whether you have a valid claim. And in those cases typically if we think there is a valid claim, we file a case with the worker's compensation commissioner.
What Can I Do If My Workers Compensation Claim Is Denied?