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You Can Often Appeal a Closed Workers’ Compensation Claim

If your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, Mark Thesing Inc. is here to review your options with you. Our workers’ compensation attorney in Oregon will carefully review your claim and advise you on how you can proceed in your particular case. When you feel your claim was unfairly closed, you have up to 60 days to appeal the decision from the date of the Notice of Closure’s mailing date.

There are a number of grounds on which you can appeal the closure of your claim. These include when your claim was incorrectly closed before it should have been, your temporary disability benefits were for an insufficient duration, your condition was medically stationary, your permanent disability award is not an adequate amount, and other situations.

Your appeal opens the reconsideration process, which is your last chance to submit new information and documentation supporting your reasons for the appeal. Make sure you have all necessary medical and employer documents that pertain to your case.

Remember, your final Order of Reconsideration may increase, reduce, or maintain your benefit amounts depending on your situation and the documentation you provide. If, however, you still disagree with the reconsideration, you can request a hearing with the Hearings Division of the Workers’ Compensation Board within 30 days of the order. If you need further information, our workers’ compensation attorney is here for you.