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4 Reasons Why You Might Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Law5_07312014So what can a workers' compensation lawyer actually do for you anyway? We recently released a video to address this very topic:

Why should I hire a lawyer for my workers' compensation claim?

If you've been hurt at work, here are just 4 reasons why you might want to consider hiring a workers' comp lawyer:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Contact Information

Asheville Law Office

300 Ridgefield Court Suite 309
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone: 828-552-8215
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Charlotte Law Office

301 S McDowell St, Suite 900
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: 704-599-1078
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Durham Law Office

280 South Mangum Street, Suite 400
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-688-4991
Fax: 800-716-7881

Fayetteville Law Office

2915 Raeford Road, Suite 204
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910-488-0611
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Goldsboro Law Office

1308 Wayne Memorial Drive, Suite B
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Phone: 919-731-2581
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Greensboro Law Office

300 N. Greene Street, Suite 850
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Phone: 336-665-7072
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Greenville Law Office

702 Cromwell Dr. Suite G
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-355-5205
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3227

Henderson Law Office

514 Dabney Drive, Suite 200
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: 252-492-4600
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Morganton Law Office

216 N. Sterling Street, Suite B
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: 828-219-3080
Toll Free: 1-844-520-2894

New Bern Law Office

1505 South Glenburnie Rd, Unit P
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-634-9010
Toll Free: 1-866-780-3422

Raleigh Law Office

4325 Lake Boone Trail, Suite 100
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919-834-1184
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Roanoke Rapids Law Office

709 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway
Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Phone: 252-537-9670
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Rocky Mount Law Office

144 Woodridge Court
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: 252-937-4730
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Sanford Law Office

703-B South Horner Boulevard
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-1564
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Wilson Law Office

2315 Airport Blvd Suite A
Wilson, North Carolina 27896
Phone: 252-246-9090
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078

Winston-Salem Law Office

301 N. Main Street, Suite 2409-C
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Toll Free: 1-866-900-7078