You don’t need to hire an attorney, but you should consider it. Workers’ compensation law is complicated. An experienced Wilmington workers’ comp lawyer can review your case in depth, explore all potential avenues for recovery, and support you at every step. Remember: A single mistake could cost you your benefits. Have you suffered a workplace […]
What should I do if the insurance company denies my claim?
If your employer’s insurance carrier denies your claim, you have the right to request a hearing before the North Carolina Industrial Commission. At the hearing, you or your workers’ compensation attorney will present documents that support your claim, such as: Testimony by coworkers Medical reports Wage stubs Communications with your employer
When do I become eligible for lost wage compensation?
You aren’t eligible for compensation for the first seven days of lost wages unless your disability exceeds 21 days. That means your first payment won’t typically cover days one through seven. However, if your disability continues beyond 21 days, you will be eligible for compensation for those first seven days. An NC workers’ compensation attorney […]
Does my employer need to have Workers’ Compensation insurance?
North Carolina law requires any employer who employs three or more workers to carry workers’ compensation coverage. Note that executive officers count as employees unless they opt out, so a company with one employee and two officers would still have to provide workers’ compensation. Contractors, trucking companies, and workplaces that involve the use or presence […]
What If I’m Denied Because the Injury Occurred During Normal Duties?
If you were denied North Carolina workers’ comp benefits because the accident occurred during your normal job duties, don't panic, and don't give up. Call Speaks Law Firm for a free case review to talk about your case. We can evaluate your situation and give you our legal advice on how to best move forward. […]
If you are denied benefits, you may have to attend one or more hearings to prove your case. It’s important to note that this is rare when you have the help of an attorney. If you do have to go to court, this is where our workplace injury lawyers can speak up for you and […]
Legally, you don't need attorneys, but it's a good idea to have a compassionate Charlotte, NC, workers’ comp lawyer in your corner. Our lawyers can help you avoid mistakes and complications and challenge any denials to help seek you the benefits you deserve.
You might be offered a settlement or lump sum payment to cover your disability. You should always think very carefully before accepting this kind of offer. Be sure to talk to your workers' compensation attorney before you sign away your rights to ongoing benefits.
Do All Workers' Compensation Cases End in a Settlement?
Most workers’ comp cases are resolved with a fair settlement. You can choose to accept the initial settlement from the insurance company if it covers the expenses you need. However, with more serious or long-term injuries, it becomes more complicated and you may have to negotiate with the insurance company for the compensation you truly […]
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