Indiana Workers' Comp Hearings & Appeals
Experienced Indiana Workers' Compensation Attorneys
There are many circumstances that can place a workers' compensation
claim, or the ruling on a claim, in dispute. After an injured worker submits
for a compensation filing, it is possible for the claim to be mishandled
by their employer, their insurance carrier, or even medical professionals—all
of which can directly contribute to an unfair determination.
Fortunately for the Indiana workforce, it is possible to appeal these decisions
and request a hearing to further assess a compensation claim. If you believe
that your claim was unfairly denied, then
contact Crossen Kooi to speak to a skilled Indiana workers' compensation lawyer today.
The Workers' Compensation Hearing Process
Once an appeal request is received by the Workers' Compensation Board,
they will schedule a hearing. This scheduling usually takes some time,
but allows the claimant to properly prepare to make their case. When the
hearing comes, an administrative judge will review the claim, hear any
testimony, and render a decision between 30 and 120 days. If the judge
upholds the decision, there are still two other opportunities for a worker
fight for a claim.
The progression of a claim appeal process includes:
- A hearing before an administrative judge
- A hearing before the Workers' Compensation Board
- A hearing before the state court of appeals
While judges have been known to occasionally waive the statutes of limitations
on appeal filings, all injured Indiana workers should be sure to file
for a hearing within two years of their injury.
Crossen Kooi is Ready to Stand With You
Whether you need help filing for your first hearing or are looking for
an advocate to stand with you before the state court of appeals, our firm
is ready to meet your needs. At Crossen Kooi, our
Indiana workers' compensation lawyers know how devastating it can be when the support that you need falls into question.
Rightful compensation for injury or illness you have incurred in the service
of your employer is too important a matter to leave in the hands of others.
Call us today to ensure that your rights are protected and your voice is heard.
Contact us to schedule a
free case evaluation now!