In order to pursue a workers compensation claim that is being denied by the workers compensation carrier you need a written opinion from a medical provider (doctor or chiropractor) that you have an injury that was medically caused by your work activities or a work accident and a written indication of the treatment the medical provider recommends to treat the work injury. It is also helpful to have the doctor give a written indication of the dates you were medically taken off of work or put in light duty restrictions, an indication of whether and on what date you reached maximum medical improvement, the nature of your work restrictions, and if there is a permanent injury and you have reached maximum medical improvement, an impairment rating for your injury. There is a very helpful form titled “113b Summary of Medical Record” to have the doctor fill out (you must fill out your name, the date of injury, and the name of the employer). This form can be found at the Utah Labor Commission website at laborcommission.utah.gov under divisions–Adjudication–Forms.
You should also be gathering together all of your medical records from the work injury and any relevant medical records from the past.