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Definition of Accepted Claim

Accepted claim, or admitted claim, is a workers' compensation claim that your employer's insurance company accepts as being covered by worker's compensation. When you have an accident or illness that is work related, in order to get workers' compensation benefits, you have to file a workers' compensation claim. An accepted claim/admitted claim means that the insurance company has accepted your claim as being a valid workers' compensation claim.

However, just because your claim has been accepted by your employer?s insurance company, this does not guarantee that you will get workers compensation benefits. The insurance company has a period of time that varies from state to state in which it can deny a previously accepted claim. The insurance company may also delay your claim. The insurance company may say that they need to do an investigation or that they need more medical evidence to show that your accident or illness was work related.

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