Workplace injuries are all too common.
In fact, according to the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), Division of Workers’ Compensation, there were 68,750 nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work in the State of Texas alone.
If you have suffered an on-the-job injury in Texas, your first thought might be to file a claim with your employer.
However, many people soon find that their valid and reasonable claims are ultimately denied by their employer or the employer’s claims manager.
Fortunately, you do not have to navigate such a denial on your own. If you have had your workplace injury claim wrongfully denied by Sedgwick or another workplace injury claims manager, we want to help.
Give the team at Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP a call and see how we can help you fight for your rights today.
Who Is Sedgwick?
Sedgwick Claims Management, more commonly referred to simply as “Sedgwick,” is a large, global administrator of disability, workers’ compensation, non-subscriber, and life insurance claims, they manage claims for various insurance companies and private employers worldwide.
While its claimed purpose is to assist with claims management, in our experience Sedgwick often denies benefits to injured workers that need help.
It appears, instead, that Sedgwick’s goal is to deny claims or settle for as little compensation to the injured employee as possible.
Common Reasons for a Sedgwick Denied Claim
Of course, each claim is different, with various factors and circumstances to consider. However, Sedgwick may deny your workplace injury claim for many reasons that may not even be true.
Some of the most common claimed reasons for denial include:
- Missed deadlines;
- Claimed preexisting conditions;
- Claiming the injuries were not job-related; or
- Claiming you lack sufficient medical evidence to validate the injury.
Just because Sedgwick denies your claim for one of these reasons, however, it does not necessarily mean that you do not have a valid claim.
Therefore, it is important to speak with a qualified workplace injury attorney as soon as possible to discuss your claim and options moving forward.
Sedgwick Denied My Claim: What Can I Do?
Many people often wonder if they can sue after Sedgwick denies their claim. In short, the answer is, that it depends.
If your employer is not subscribed to workers’ compensation in Texas, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit against your employer to recover full, fair compensation for your injury.
If Sedgwick continues to be unreasonable by denying what should be a valid and timely workers’ compensation claim, you may have a legal basis to sue in a court of law.
Injured On the Job? We Can Help
If you have been denied adequate compensation from Sedgwick after suffering injuries on the job, you may have a legal claim for relief.
And while navigating a legal claim is never easy, the attorneys at Armstrong Lee & Baker LLP are here to help.
We know how painful it can be to deal with the aftermath of a workplace injury. That is why we pride ourselves on always putting our clients first as we fight for the rights of injury victims in need.
When you need assistance navigating a workplace injury claim, call us to see what our aggressive trial lawyers can do to help you recover.