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Understanding Denied Workers’ Compensation Claims: What To Do Next

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Understanding Denied Workers’ Compensation Claims: What To Do Next

If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied in South Carolina, don’t lose hope. A denial is not necessarily the end of the road. However, you must act quickly. Waiting too long could mean missing out on the compensation you need to help you recover. 

Here’s what to do next when your workers’ comp claim has been denied. 

First, Understand Why Your Workers’ Comp Claim Was Denied 

You will receive a letter if your claim was denied that should give a reason for the denial. Understanding why your claim was denied will determine what steps to take next. 

What are common reasons for a workers’ compensation claim to be denied? Common reasons include missing a deadline, failing to provide enough information, or not qualifying for workers’ comp.

Read more on our blog about Possible Reasons Why Your SC Workers’ Comp Claim Was Denied.

Speak with a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

The next step is to contact an attorney. An experienced workers’ comp attorney can help you understand what happened and work with you to get your claim approved so you can get the compensation you need to heal and recover. 

Even if you don’t end up working with an attorney, you have nothing to lose by scheduling a free consultation. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation here at The Carolina Law Group. Call us at our principal office in Greenville at 864-312-4444, or at one of our other three offices listed below, to schedule your consultation today. 

Appeal the Decision 

You can appeal the decision with the South Carolina Workers’ Compensation Commission (SCWCC). Request a review of your claim within 14 days of receiving the order (the denial). If you don’t do this within 14 days, the original ruling may become permanent, according to the SCWCC. 

Request a review by filing Form 30 (find it here), Request for Commission Review, along with a fee of $150. You are not required to have an attorney assist you with this form, but you may find an attorney’s experience helpful. It’s imperative to make the strongest case you can in your appeal to ensure you get the compensation you’re entitled to under the law. An experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help you do that. 

Call the Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at The Carolina Law Group 

Time is of the essence when your South Carolina workers’ compensation claim has been denied. Waiting too long can mean missing out on compensation to help cover medical bills, lost wages, and more. Call us at one of the numbers below to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today to discuss your case and next steps. Our experienced workers’ comp attorneys are here for you – call today. 

The Carolina Law Group has four offices in South Carolina for your convenience: Greenville (principal office; call 864.312.4444), Greer (principal office; call 864.757.5555), Spartanburg (principal office; call 864.312.4444) & West Columbia (principal office; call 803.881.1110).

Call us at one of our four offices or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with one of our attorneys. Our business hours are Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 5:30pm & Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm. Weekend and evening hours by appointment only. Our Greenville, SC law firm offers Spanish, Hindi, and Gujarati language translation services for your convenience.


Monty D. Desai came to the United States on Christmas Eve, 1988. After high school he joined the service in order to earn money for college. Monty would go on to earn a letter of commendation as a Navy Corpsman for the Marine Corps. After his service, Monty completed his undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina. From there, Monty went on to attend Thomas M. Cooley Law School on full scholarship, where he earned his Juris Doctorate. Following graduation from law school, Monty served as prosecutor with Greenville County Solicitor’s Office, and also worked as a a adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice Division at Greenville Technical College. In 2015 Monty was recognized by the National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys as ranked among the Top 10 Under 40 for excellence in the field of personal injury.

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