Can I still pursue my Georgia workers’ compensation claim if the insurance company has denied it?
Yes. You can and should pursue your workers’ compensation claim, even if the insurance company has denied. In Georgia, workers’ compensation insurance companies are required by state law to send you a form with a listing of the reason for the denial of the claim. Unfortunately, many times the insurance company fails to send the form or completes the form incorrectly. Even when the insurance company sends a properly-completed denial form, the language in the form can be difficult to understand. A common phrase used in a denial form is “No injury by accident arising out of and in the course of employment.” It may also say “Reserve all Title 34-9 defenses.” If the insurance company sends you a denial form and you do not understand why the claim has been denied, we recommend you contact an attorney at the O’Connell Law Firm and we will help you investigate the reason for the denial.