Raleigh Mesothelioma Lawyer
If you were recently diagnosed with mesothelioma and you believe it is due to the conditions of your work environment, reach out to a highly trained Raleigh mesothelioma attorney who can help you secure the workers compensation benefits you’re entitled to.
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for construction workers and those who work on shipyards or in factories to find that they’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure in their workplace. This condition can be debilitating and permanently alter life as you once knew it.
Don’t let yourself get stuck with the costs of your diagnosis and a diminished quality of life. Fight for your right to workman’s compensation benefits with the assistance of the experienced attorneys at Ricci Law Firm, P.A. With a Raleigh mesothelioma lawyer from our firm by your side, you can rest easier knowing you’re one step closer to obtaining the benefits you deserve.
Qualifying for Workers Comp in North Carolina
Almost every employer across North Carolina is required to provide their employees with workers compensation coverage on their insurance policies. This is done to protected injured or ill employees whose conditions were caused by the work they perform for the company. This is how the majority of those who’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma have developed this form of cancer.
The work environments of these workers can be dangerous as it is, but since insulation and other building materials were tainted with asbestos until the late 1970s, anyone working on ships or houses built before that time may be exposed to asbestos.
You might think it would be a no-brainer that your claim for workers comp benefits should be approved—after all, if you didn’t work in this industry, you wouldn’t have developed mesothelioma, right? However, the insurance company often only has one thing in mind, and it isn’t your best interests.
Even though you do have the right to workers comp benefits if your condition was caused due to your work, that doesn’t stop insurers from denying the claims of even the most deserving of claimants. However, your attorney will be right by your side, advocating for your rights if your claim for benefits has been denied.
What to Do if Your Workers Comp Claim Is Denied
If you’ve opened up a denial letter from the insurance company, you probably felt extreme anxiety and worry over what you’ll do now. If you haven’t already retained a qualified attorney, now’s the time to do so, because you are going to gear up and fight for the benefits you’re entitled to.
Your Raleigh workers compensation lawyer will attempt to address any issues the insurer might’ve had with your claim to see if they can get it approved. There are times when the insurer simply doesn’t want to pay out on a claim so they can protect their company’s profits.
We find this unacceptable and are prepared to bring your appeal to the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) for a complete independent review of your case. Beyond this, we will be ready to have your case heard in court by an administrative law judge should the NCIC deny your appeal.
Consult with a Raleigh Mesothelioma Attorney
If you’re interested in obtaining the workers comp benefits you’ll need to combat your mesothelioma diagnosis, get in touch with an experienced Raleigh mesothelioma lawyer at Ricci Law Firm, P.A. as soon as possible. You can even schedule your free claim assessment today by filling out the brief online contact form below or by calling our office directly at 252-752-7785.