A denial letter is not a closed case—you have the right to challenge and appeal the denial.

Your first step is to contact a lawyer—and fast. The process for filing an appeal varies by state and can become complicated. Read your letter carefully and note the deadline for filing an appeal. These deadlines are often short and strict, so it’s critical that you get in touch with a workers’ compensation attorney promptly to ensure that you don’t miss your chance for an appeal.

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