Fayetteville Back Injury Lawyer
When you need legal assistance after being diagnosed with a back injury you sustained at work, get in touch with an experienced back injury lawyer in Fayetteville.
One of the most difficult things about a back injury is that they can happen in any type of work environment. Individuals who work in offices and bend down frequently or sit in an office chair, as well at those who work in restaurants or do hard labor, can all experience back injuries under the right (or should we say, wrong) conditions.
If you find that you are unable to work due to your condition, you may be able to obtain workers compensation benefits that can help you financially support your family while you’re out of a job. Your Fayetteville back injury lawyer at Ricci Law Firm, P.A. will work to prepare an appeal if your initial claim has already been denied, while you spend your time as it should be spent: resting and recuperating.
How to Get the Workers Compensation Benefits You Deserve
Work comp benefits are provided to injured workers who are unable to continue working through their treatment and recovery. You will need to notify your employer of your condition, as well as your intent to seek work comp benefits, within thirty days of your injury, or you’ll risk having your claim denied by the insurer.
We will submit your medical documentation as well as Form 18, which describes how you were injured, where you are employed, and what your average weekly wages are, to the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC), as we’ll want to ensure that you can begin collecting your benefits as soon as possible.
Don’t Be Surprised if Your Claim Is Denied
It may come as a shock to find out that your claim has been denied by the insurance company, even though as much as 70 percent of claims are, at least initially, denied. Insurers lose money on each settlement, so they’ll be keeping an eye out for any reason they have to deny your claim. Some common reasons given for denials include:
- Missing medical documentation
- Paperwork errors
- Failure to disclose a preexisting condition
- Drugs or alcohol contributed to the cause of the injury
- Failure to meet the statute of limitations
In some cases, these reasons are valid, but in others, these are simply attempts by the insurance provider to get out of approving you for the benefits you’re owed. Your lawyer will assist you in filing an appeal with the NCIC if the insurance company refuses to reconsider their denial or settle your claim.
A Back Injury Attorney in Fayetteville Can Begin Working on Your Case Today
Are you interested in pursuing the benefits that you deserve from your employer’s work comp insurance provider? Or have you received a denial and have no idea how to go about your appeal?
If so, a Fayetteville back injury lawyer at Ricci Law Firm, P.A. will be ready to get you through this challenging time in your life. You can come in for a complimentary claim evaluation at your earliest convenience. Just give our office a call at 252-752-7785 or fill out our online contact form so we can begin working on your case.