The most common reasons for worker's compensation "denied my claim" in Wisconsin are the injury or condition is not work related, in other words, it did not happen at work or because of job duties or the extent of the disability is disputed.
Workers comp closed my case according to a letter from the adjuster and Denied My Claim. Not accurate. The insurance company can deny paying more benefits and close their file, but they cannot close your case. Only you and the Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Division Department can close the claim. The insurance companies write their denial letters so the injured worker is led to believe that once the adjuster denies the claim, that's it, case closed. Actually, the denial letter is the first salvo fired in the battle to get the injured worker the worker's compensation benefits due. Most worker's compensation claims in Wisconsin are open for 12 years from the date of injury or the last date indemnity benefits are paid. With a serious head, neck or back injury, to get the best results it is advisable to consult with an experienced worker's compensation attorney once the injured worker receives a denial or case closed letter from the insurance company. At McCormick Law Office we offer free consultation to help determine if there are more worker's compensation benefits an injured worker is entitled to.