How to Prepare for a North Carolina Work Comp Hearing
After your claim for workers compensation benefits has been denied, you’re probably wondering what your next steps should be. To start, you’ll begin by appealing your denial with the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC).
You will be given a hearing where you’ll be able to present your case to the North Carolina workers compensation commissioner. Continue reading to learn more about how you can prepare for your upcoming North Carolina work comp hearing.
Gathering Evidence to Support Your Case
By now you should have retained an experienced workers comp attorney who can help you throughout your appeals process; that way you can be sure you’re building a strong workers comp appeal. Your lawyer will gather all of the evidence you need to support your case.
This might include police reports, safety reports, witness statements, expert testimony, and, most importantly, your medical documentation. Once your evidence has been gathered, your lawyer will present your case in your hearing.
Prepare for Rebuttal
After we’ve presented your appeal, your employer and their insurance company will have the opportunity to rebut your case for workers comp. They’ll explain their reasons for denying your claim in the first case, providing their own evidence and witnesses who will more than likely suggest that you aren’t eligible for workers compensation benefits.
It’s easy to get fired up over what the insurer has to say about your denial, but by remaining calm, we’re confident that if we end up in a workers comp hearing to appeal your case, the outcome will work out in your favor.
Your North Carolina Work Comp Lawyer Is Here for You
When you need a highly trained attorney backing you up for your NCIC hearing, get in touch with a North Carolina work comp lawyer at Ricci Law Firm, P.A. You can be sure that we’ll fight for the benefits you’re entitled to. Schedule your initial consultation today by calling our office at 252-752-7785 or by filling out the online contact form we’ve included at the bottom of this page.