If you've been hurt at work, here are just 4 reasons why you might want to consider hiring a workers' comp lawyer:
- The process is tricky
Insurance companies are businesses and, just like any other, they want to make (and keep) as much of their money as possible. In our experience, that means that insurance adjusters may ask you questions that, if answered incorrectly, could have a big impact on the outcome of your claim.Not to mention there lots of deadlines and paperwork you must comply with that can also be confusing. An experienced workers' compensation lawyer would be able to guide you through this process in a way that may strengthen your workers' compensation claim.
- You might receive better medical care
Did you know that if you're injured at work in North Carolina, the insurance company has the right to dictate your medical care? This means deciding which doctors you get to see, how often you can see them and what treatments you can receive.An experienced workers' comp attorney may be able to help you to take back some of that power. They know the processes for negotiating with the insurance company and how to appeal decisions to the North Carolina Industrial Commission.
- You might receive more compensation
If workers' compensation claims were calculated perfectly every single time, our firm would probably cease to exist. The fact is that oftentimes things like permanent disability or future medical needs can be left out of the equation.A qualified workers' compensation lawyer may be able to help you fight for more. It's important to remember that, just because you may be receiving some workers' compensation benefits now, that doesn't mean it is everything you are entitled to.
- You might have more job security
Typically, it's in an insurance company's best interest to get you into a job and off of workers' compensation benefits as soon as possible. We've seen cases where employees have been forced back to work before they're physically ready, into a lower-paying job or even into a "made-up" job that is later eliminated.A workers' compensation lawyer who's seen these kinds of things before should be able to see these curveballs coming and help you try to avoid them. Far too often injured workers are discriminated against and we believe that's unfair. A qualified workers' comp lawyer may be able to help you try to protect your job.
Do I need a workers' comp lawyer?
One of the best ways to find out if you have a workers' comp case, is to contact an experienced workers' compensation firm. If you've been hurt at work in North Carolina, give us a call at 1-866-900-7078 for a free and confidential, no-obligation case evaluation.
Our team of NC workers' compensation lawyers includes three NC Board Certified Specialists in Workers' Compensation law and several attorneys who've previously worked for the "other side" (the insurance companies). Click here to see what our clients have to say about us.