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Had Your Workers’ Comp Claim Rejected? Here’s What to Do

Had Your Workers’ Comp Claim Rejected? Here’s What to Do

If you have lodged a claim for a workplace injury and you receive a letter from either your employer or the insurer rejecting your claim, you should seek legal advice immediately.
In South Australia you have one month after receiving your rejection notification to apply for the decision to be reviewed. And don’t worry if you miss this one month deadline, as Nick Xenophon & Co. Lawyers can seek an extension of time from the South Australian Employment Tribunal on your behalf.
If you believe you have a valid case don’t be deterred on having your situation reviewed. In our experience in dealing with these matters we have seen on a number of occasions errors or oversights made by the employer or insurer which led to an incorrect decision to reject a workcover claim. For example, there have been instances of glitches in their computer systems, incorrect data being loaded onto the system, incorrect interpretation of legislation or medical reports. Many rejection decisions have been reversed once we have brought the correct information to their attention.
You should not assume that their decision to reject your claim is always correct and have every confidence to fight for your claim if you believe you have valid grounds to do so.
If you have receive a rejection decision in relation to your workers’ compensation claim, the next important step is to seek legal advice to discuss your situation. At Nick Xenophon and Co. Lawyers your first consultation with one of our expert workers compensation lawyers is absolutely FREE and we can also discuss the option of a NO WIN-NO FEE arrangement.
Call us now to talk about your work injury matter on a no obligation basis on 08 8336 8888.