Durham Workers Comp Denial Lawyer

When you need financial support after being injured at work but are finding it difficult to get your claim approved, get help from a qualified Durham workers comp lawyer who can secure the benefits you’re entitled to.

As if suffering from an injury or illness wasn’t bad enough, your family could wind up in serious financial straits if you need to take time off from work. You don’t have the time to be dealing with a denied claim when you don’t have an income to rely on. This is where we step in to make your life a little bit easier.

Just like you, we believe that employees who are injured or become sick due to their work environment should have no trouble obtaining the benefits they deserve. Unfortunately, claim denials occur with alarming frequency, which is why you need a Durham workers comp denial lawyer at Ricci Law Firm, P.A. to establish your inability to continue working while you focus on your recovery.

Common Reasons for Denied Work Comp Claims

Believe it or not, insurance companies will often look for anything they can use to deny your claim. This is because the insurance agency works in a for-profit industry, losing money every time they settle on a claim.

If you have a preexisting condition, failed to notify your employer of your condition within thirty days, or have even the slightest error in your paperwork, you should expect your claim to be denied.

However, these types of denials can usually be reversed during negotiations with the insurance company. In other cases, the insurer is not willing to negotiate further, and we’ll need to bring your appeal before the North Carolina Industrial Commission or even the North Carolina Court of Appeals, if necessary.

It will be far more difficult to appeal cases where the employee was in violation of their employer’s code of conduct or if they were committing a crime when they were injured.

Your Durham Workers Comp Appeal

Your appeal will begin when we ask the insurance company to reconsider. Here, we will start negotiating and/or correct any issues there may have been with your case. For the most part, when we address any concerns the insurer had, we can get your denial overturned.

Other times, we will need to proceed with a hearing in front of the Commissioner of the NCIC. Your case will then be independently reviewed to determine the legitimacy of the insurance company’s denial. If the denial is upheld at this level, we are more than prepared to bring your case to court, where an impartial judge can examine the details of your claim for workers compensation benefits.

Consult with a Durham Workers Comp Denial Attorney

If you’d like to speak with an experienced Durham workers comp denial lawyer at Ricci Law Firm, P.A. so that you can secure your benefits as soon as possible, simply fill out the quick contact form we’ve provided at the bottom of this page, or give our office a call at 252-752-7785.



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Ricci Law Firm Locations

The Ricci Law Firm has five convenient locations throughout North Carolina: Greenville, Rocky Mount, Charlotte, Wilmington, and Raleigh. Visit the location nearest you!


2221 Stantonsburg Rd
Greenville, NC 27834

rocky mount

4117 Sunset Avenue
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
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6135 Park South Drive
Suite 510
Charlotte, NC 28210
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1213 Culbreth Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405
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3605 Glenwood Ave
Ste 160
Raleigh, NC 27612

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