Greenville Workers Compensation
If you’re struggling to get the workers compensation benefits you deserve, call our law firm. We’re prepared to relieve your stress and turn your Greenville workers comp claim into a success.
Work injuries can be devastating. When you need help getting approved for workers compensation benefits, reach out to a qualified Greenville workers compensation attorney who can help you get your workers comp denial overturned.
If you’ve been injured while working for your company, or if you became ill due to your work environment, you could be entitled to workers compensation benefits. While you’re unable to earn a living, workers comp can help you continue supporting yourself while you’re in recovery.
An experienced lawyer with Ricci Law Firm, PA will gather supporting evidence to demonstrate your need for workers comp benefits so you can focus your energy on recovering. Read on to learn more about workers compensation in Greenville, North Carolina.
Criteria for Eligibility
Because almost every employer in North Carolina is required by law to carry workers compensation insurance, you’ll be covered by workers comp from the first day you clock in. There are only a few small exceptions to this rule.
As long as the injury or illness you are suffering from was caused by the conditions of your position, you were actively employed with the company when you were injured, and you were clocked in and performing the duties of your position, your Greenville workers comp claim should be approved.
However, in the event that you were committing a crime, violating your company’s code of conduct by working off the clock or rough-housing with a colleague, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of your injury, your workers comp claim may be denied.
What Do Workers Compensation Benefits Cover?
Workers comp insurance should pay for your medical expenses in their entirety. Some of the most commonly sought medical expenses include the following:
- Hospital bills
- Ambulance fees
- Medical equipment like wheelchairs
- Adjustments to your home to accommodate medical equipment
- Prescription medications
- Diagnostic imaging
- Transportation costs to and from your doctor visits
Workers compensation benefits will be paid to you weekly. These benefits can be used to pay your household expenses, such as your groceries, car payments, mortgage or rent, utilities, insurance premiums, phone bill, and any other bills you might normally pay.
The amount you will receive will depend on your average weekly salary in the fifty-two weeks prior to your work injury. Usually, this is approximately 66 ⅔ percent of your average weekly income.
If you lost a loved one in a fatal workplace accident in Greenville, workers compensation will provide death benefits to the spouse and dependent children. The spouse can collect benefits until remarrying, while the children can collect until they are eighteen years old. Workers comp should also pay for the funeral expenses and burial costs of the deceased.
Appealing Your Denial
Workers compensation claims can be denied for a variety of reasons. More often than not, insurance companies will deny your claim if there is an error in your paperwork, if you fail to disclose a pre-existing condition, if you did not provide enough medical documentation to support the severity of your injuries, or if they believe you are exaggerating the extent of your injuries.
Usually, we can get a denial reversed by correcting issues with the paperwork, providing additional medical support (such as submitting to an independent medical exam), or addressing any of the other concerns the insurance adjuster had about your claim.
If the insurer remains steadfast in its decision to deny your claim for workers comp benefits, we can request a hearing in front of the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Should this independent board uphold the insurance adjuster’s denial, we can appeal and bring your case to court.
Call a Greenville Workers Comp Lawyer
Don’t let yourself struggle with financial insecurity for another minute. You’re entitled to workers compensation benefits when you’re injured in a work-related accident or when you fall ill due to the circumstances of your work environment. But how can you get what you’re entitled to when your claim has been denied?
Get in touch with a knowledgeable and experienced Greenville workers compensation lawyer at Ricci Law Firm, PA. We can help you gain access to the financial benefits you need to support yourself while you’re recovering. Set up your free consultation with our firm today by giving our office a call at 252-752-7785 or filling out the quick contact form at the bottom of this page.