Greenville Workers Comp Help
If you’re a resident of Greenville or another city in North Carolina and you suffer a work-related injury, you may be researching what your next steps should be. You’ll still need to provide for your family while you’re unable to work, and because of this, you’ll need access to workers compensation benefits so you don’t wind up struggling to pay your household expenses and costs of medical care.
Unfortunately, the claims process can often feel overwhelmingly confusing, which is why having an experienced work comp attorney working on your case can make obtaining your benefits significantly easier than if you were to go at it alone. Continue reading to learn more about why you might have received a workers compensation denial and how you can go about appealing your denial.
Reasons Why Your Claim Might Have Been Denied
In most cases, a simple error in the filing of your claim will be enough for the insurance company to deny your claim. Fortunately, minor occurrences like these can be resolved fairly easily, and your denial could be overturned by the insurance adjuster working on your work comp claim.
However, this is not always the case, and many times, the insurer does have the legal right to declare you ineligible for benefits. Situations that might warrant such a denial could include:
- Being in violation of your employer’s code of conduct
- Not being clocked in at the time of the accident
- Being under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident
- Failing to notify your employer of your on-the-job injury within thirty days of the accident
Then, there is always the possibility that the insurer has denied your claim in bad faith for their own financial gain. No matter what the reason given for your workers compensation denial, your workers compensation lawyer will help you to understand both why your claim was denied and what our plan of action is to obtain the approval you need.
How to Appeal a Work Comp Denial
In order to formally appeal a workman’s comp denial, you’ll need to file an appeal with the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC). The commissioner will grant you a hearing, and we’ll present all of the evidence we need that demonstrates your qualifications and need for workers compensation benefits.
If we are successful, the NCIC will reverse the work comp claim denial and compel the insurance company to provide you with the benefits that you are entitled to.
Reach Out to a Greenville Workers Comp Attorney
For assistance in handling your workers compensation denial, consult with a highly trained Greenville workers comp lawyer at Ricci Law Firm, P.A. Your attorney will be able to help you present your case before the NCIC, assisting you in fighting for the benefits that are rightfully yours.
You can give our office a call at 252-752-7785 or complete the brief contact form we have provided at the bottom of this page so you can schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.