Denied Workers' Compensation Claims

A work-related injury can make it difficult to keep your job and even pay your bills. When you are denied the workers' compensation benefits that you deserve, it makes this difficult situation even tougher.

At the Law Office of John Adams Christiansen, L.C., we help injured workers pursue fair and full compensation under Kansas and Missouri workers' compensation laws and appeal wrongfully denied claims when appropriate.

Your employer's workers' compensation insurance carrier may try to use a variety of excuses to avoid paying a valid workers' comp claim. It may claim that:

  • The accident resulting in the injury did not occur at work, or in the course of the victim's employment
  • The injury is the result of a pre-existing condition, not a workplace accident
  • The injured employee did not report the accident in a timely manner
  • The injured employee was acting improperly or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which may negate a claim
  • The work-related injury at the heart of the claim does not exist
  • The injury was the result of an idiopathic condition

If your workers' compensation claim was denied by an employer or insurance carrier, do not give up on your case. Just because a claim is denied does not mean it is not valid. Insurance carriers do not have the final word in matters of workers' compensation law — in fact, they may only be stating their position, not the law that governs your claim. An experienced attorney can help you determine the best course of action to seek the workers' compensation benefits to which you are entitled.

Contact Our Experienced Workers' Compensation Lawyer

At the Law Office of John Adams Christiansen, L.C., we handle workers' compensation matters on a contingency basis, which means we collect attorney fees only if we successfully recover compensation for you. To learn more, please contact us in Kansas City or Blue Springs, Missouri, at 816-298-9892.