May 16, 2014
Wrapping up 5 Reasons Insurers May Deny Workers’ Compensation Claims, here is the conclusion to our three-part blog discussing common ways in which insurance companies may try to deny workers’ compensation claims.
Reason 5: Insurers claim you had illegal drugs in your system at the time of the accident.
Being intoxicated or under the influence of narcotics when workplace accidents and injuries occur can lead to denials of benefits claims. Because doctors often run blood tests when diagnosing and treating injured workers, there may be a chance that some abnormal results come back and that, as a result, insurers try to allege that these results are evidence of drug use (and, therefore, the claim will not be paid).
However, it’s important that, in these cases, injured workers know that:
- Blood samples can be contaminated at any point prior to testing.
- Labs can make mistakes when testing these samples, rendering false positives.
- Doctors can make mistakes in reading these test results.
- Injured workers don’t have to accept insurer’s allegations or denials of their workers’ compensation claims as the final action in their case.
The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that, when it comes to successfully filing workers’ compensation claims, it’s best to work with an experienced attorney like Jennifer Bisset. Insurers can clearly use any number of “reasons” to try to deny injured workers’ claims, and they will usually do their best to avoid paying these claims when they can because they are looking out for their clients (the employer) and their own profits – not the best interests or wellbeing of injured workers.
Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyer at the Bisset Law Firm
If your workers’ compensation claims has been denied, Denver Workers’ Compensation Attorney Jennifer Bisset wants you to know that she is here to aggressively stand up for your rights and help you secure the benefits you need and deserve.
When you choose to work with the Bisset Law Firm, you can trust that we will work diligently to keep your case moving and that we will keep you advised of every development in your case. While this means that you can count on us to promptly return every one of your phone calls, it also means that we are committed to meeting all of your case deadlines in order to help you secure the maximum possible compensation for your injuries and losses.
In addition to being diligent and dedicated, Attorney Jennifer Bisset is upfront and honest. She will keep you informed of the strengths and weaknesses of your case, the choices and possibilities that you have as you move through the process, and whether it makes sense to settle your case or go to trial.
Contact Us Today
Contact Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Jennifer Bisset by calling (303) 894-8900 to learn more about your rights and receive a professional evaluation of your case.
While we offer knowledgeable, superior counsel to anyone seriously injured on the job, some of our additional key strengths include our fierce negotiating skills, our extensive trial experience and our readiness to take decisive action when the denial or delay of a workers’ compensation claim is finally overruled.