Minneapolis, MN asked in Personal Injury for Minnesota

Q: was my denial fair?

i got a letter in the mail that said my already approved workmans compensation case was denied for lack of consistency. Thankfully, i have my medical records in hand so i was able to review them immediately. It is noted that i experienced significant memory loss from before AND after my accident (anterograde and retrograde amnesia). According to that note, it states that my “story” wasn’t consistent. Which is absolute BS, because it was. due to the forgetfulness, I wouldn’t have mentioned everything in detail. there were things that were listed in the letter that weren’t consistent with what everyone said I feel as if this wasn’t a fair denial because of the memory loss, i left things out as i couldn’t remember everything in detail at the time

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: You could repost your question, adding workers' compensation as a category. Or with the question remaining open for two weeks, at this point, you could simply reach out to a workers' compensation attorney in Minnesota. You ask about fairness, which is a good question. But in these types of claims, whether workers' comp, no-fault, or other, it's more about whether a denial is proper, whether a medical procedure is medically necessary, or whether a percentage disability is supported by a credible and medically supportable opinion. Fairness or unfairness is an end result - it's about proper claims practice by the carrier, and effective advocacy by your attorney. Think about contacting a Minnesota workers' comp attorney; many offer free initial consults. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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