Durham Factory Accident Lawyer
For help securing the workman’s compensation benefits you need to support yourself and your family while you are recovering from your injuries, get in touch with a qualified Durham factory accident attorney.
The injuries factory workers suffer are often catastrophic and require extensive physical therapy and medical care. This means many injured factory workers need to take substantial time off so they can focus on their recovery. And time away from work means a loss of the income your family depends on.
Don’t let the workers comp insurance company take advantage of you in your time of need. A Durham factory accident lawyer at Ricci Law Firm, PA can handle the details of your claim so you can begin collecting the workers comp benefits you are entitled to as quickly as possible.
Injured During Factory Work? You Are Entitled to Compensation
North Carolina work comp laws are designed to protect employees in the event that they suffer a work-related injury. Almost every employer in North Carolina is required to purchase workers comp insurance. Even if you’re injured on your first day of employment, you are entitled to workers comp benefits under most circumstances.
You should be able to collect benefits until your physician determines that you are able to return to work or until you reach the maximum weeks allowable based on the type of injury you endured. The amount that you receive will be based upon around 66 percent of your average weekly earnings.
Prepare yourself for pushback from your employer and the workman’s comp insurance company. They don’t want to approve claims because doing so means they lose money. Your claim may be legitimately denied if you were committing a crime, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or in violation of the company’s policies at the time of your injury. Outside of those situations, you should be approved.
Unfortunately, insurers and employers often look for any reason they can find to deny valid workers comp claims. Your factory accident lawyer in Durham can assess your denial and help you fight back.
Fighting a Denial
If your claim for work comp benefits has been denied by the insurance company, we can usually work with the insurer to correct any issues and address any concerns about your injuries, paperwork, and ability to perform your job.
Sometimes, the insurance company is unwilling to continue to work with us to get your claim approved. In these cases, we can have your case heard by the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC). The NCIC will review your claim and listen to any related concerns before making a decision about your benefits.
If the Industrial Commission upholds the insurance company’s decision to deny your claim, you and your Durham factory injury lawyer may need to head to court to secure the benefits you’re owed.
Speak with a Durham Factory Accident Attorney
You don’t have to end up in a dire financial situation because of the work injury you suffered. You are entitled to workers compensation benefits when you are injured on the job.
To get started, schedule a free consultation with a qualified and experienced Durham factory accident lawyer at Ricci Law Firm, PA by completing the quick contact form below or by giving our office a call at 252-752-7785.