Factors in Denied Cl Workers’ Comp C
After an accident, you’re already putting in so much effort into recovering, so the last thing you want to worry about is your claim being denied. However, in our industry, we see denied claims far too often. Here are some things to keep in mind when you’re filing a claim after a workplace accident.
Beating the Odds
Incident OccurredWithoutWitnesses While you can’t help that no one saw
It was a classic underdog setup on May 4 when the San Francisco Giants faced off against the Cincinnati Reds. The Giants hadn’t won at the Great American Ball Park in three years. They’d been trailing the Reds all game, resulting in a 3-10 score at the top of the sixth inning. Statistics showed the Reds had a 99% chance of winning. But then, the tide turned: The Giants held the Reds and started making runs. At the bottom of the ninth inning, the Giants were only one run behind their opponent with two outs and a pinch hitter, Stephen Vogt, up to bat. Raisel Iglesias pitched to Vogt, who took a confident swing, and … 3 of the Best Comebacks in Sports History Vogt’s home run tied the game, and Evan Longoria followed with another run in the 11th inning to end the game in the Giants’favor at 12- 11. Those watching saw sports history being made. Here are three more tales of beating the odds. Houston Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs: The 2004 Miracle There’s no“i”in team. But that didn’t stop Rockets’player Tracy McGrady from scoring a heroic 13 points in the final 33 seconds of this 2004 basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs. Those final points resulted in a victory for the Rockets, boosting their rankings and confidence. USWomen’s National Team vs. Brazil: 2011World Cup Hope Having scored within two minutes of kickoff, things were looking up for the U.S. women’s team at the 2011World Cup. But two goals against U.S. keeper Hope Solo soon brought the score to 2-1, in favor of Brazil. It wasn’t until minute 122 of overtime that soccer legend AbbyWambach saved the day with a goal to tie up the game. Solo’s elegant deflection of several penalty kicks secured a U.S. win and took the team into the semifinals. Corrales vs. Castillo: 2005 Fight of the Year It’s said that the sheer force of will emanating from boxers Diego Corrales and José Luis Castillo was even felt by those outside the ring during the 2005 Fight of the Year. Ten rounds of intense bouts brought both men to exhaustion. During the 10th round, Corrales was knocked down twice in a matter of seconds and looked beaten. Miraculously, Corrales recovered from his second knockdown and landed a wicked right hook, knocking out Castillo and decisively winning the match. “It … is …outta here!”
your accident, there are a couple of things you can do to make the most out of the situation. You need to make sure you report the incident to your supervisor right after it takes place, if possible. Insurance companies typically question and investigate further if there were no witnesses at the scene.
Preexisting Conditions Making a case that the accident in question was caused by a preexisting condition is one of the most common ways an insurance company will try to deny a claim. Depending on the situation, if the work even aggravated a preexisting condition, the victim may be
Senegalese Lamb Skewers
Adapted froma recipe by famed Southern chef Sean Brock, these skewers are seasoned in a Senegalese style and served alongsidemustard-flavored onions. Ingredients: • 2 lbs trimmed leg of lamb, cut into 1-inch cubes • 1 tbsp peanut oil, plus more for grilling • Salt and black pepper, to taste For the onions: • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard • 1/2 tbsp agave nectar • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced • Salt and white pepper, to taste Equipment • Bamboo skewers Directions: 1. In a bowl, coat lamb with 1 tbsp oil and generously season with salt and pepper. 2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, and agave nectar. Toss in onions and season with salt and pepper. 3. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium and oil the grates. 4. Thread lamb on skewers and grill for 6–8 minutes. 5. Serve alongside onions. until desired doneness, about 3 minutes for medium. Inspired by Food &Wine magazine
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