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There are various deadlines that need to be met and eventually the insurance company will approve or deny the claim. You will be informed why a claim is denied and have the right to appeal this decision. This is an excellent time to hire a workers' compensation lawyer.
The state of Oregon has also created a flow chart to help explain the process.
If your claim was denied and subsequently closed, you have the right to appeal your claim with the Workers’ Compensation Division. You must request reconsideration, essentially appealing your denial, within 60 days of the mailing of the notice of closure. Do not miss this deadline!
This is an important time to contact a workers' compensation lawyer if you haven't already. An experienced attorney knows how to work through the appeals process and government bureaucracy. Don't have your claim denied because you missed a deadline or incorrectly filled in a form. You also want to feel safe knowing you were adequately compensated for your injuries. Talking to an attorney is one of the best ways to know if you are receiving a typical payout or are being undervalued. Case reviews are free and usually quite informative. Call or otherwise contact us to get the process started.