Common Mistakes Claimants Make
These are some of the mistakes people make in their claims process:
1. Not Applying Timely
There are clear timeframes on filing injury claims and occupational disease claims - missing information can have an impact on claim eligibility. Some individuals do not know or understand their protest rights to a decision; you may request reconsideration (protesting) an Order of Notice if you disagree by submitting a timely written request.
2. Not Knowing Your Options, Accepting No - as the last solution
Not asking for reconsideration (protesting) an Order of Notice if you disagree, some individuals do not know or understand their Protests rights to a decision.
3. Missing the Chance to Dispute, Protest or Appeal
Timelines are important, missing the deadlines to dispute, protest or appeal can affect your claim. You only have 60 days to submit your petition.
4. Required Documents
Filling out claim forms incorrectly, not filling out or sending in forms, inconsistency in information - these are just a few examples.
5. Treatment Not Authorized
Receiving treatment before authorization - it may be possible individuals might find the medical bills are not covered.