Why Do I Need a Lawyer for a Workers Comp Claim?

If you’ve been injured or fallen ill at work, you could be entitled to workers compensation benefits through your employer. Although it seems easy enough to notify your employer, file the claim, and be approved, it’s rarely that easy, and working with a work compensation attorney can sometimes be the only way to ensure your claim is taken seriously. Below, we discuss how having an experienced workers comp lawyer by your side can only benefit your case.

Dealing with the Insurance Company

Your employer’s workers compensation insurance company is going to be the one to have to pay your work comp benefits. This includes your medical bills, disability benefits, job training, and death benefits to surviving family members, where applicable.

You can imagine how quickly these costs can rise, and the insurance company, to be frank, isn’t going to want to pay you no matter how deserving you are. This is because that means they’re losing money.

We’ve seen countless claimants have their claims denied for even the most miniscule reason, but having an attorney represent you can be an excellent way of making sure that the insurance company doesn’t try to take advantage of you.

We’ll Prepare to Appeal Your Denial

Once the insurer denies your claim, you’re going to need to appeal your case if you need access to your benefits. This can only be done by filing an appeal with the North Carolina Industrial Commission.

Your lawyer will be able to prepare your appeal, gather all of the evidence and information necessary to support your case, and then present your appeal at your hearing. During your recovery, the last thing you’ll need to worry about is appealing your case. If you have a seasoned attorney representing you, this responsibility will no longer be on your shoulders.

Learn How You Can Count on a North Carolina Workers Comp Lawyer

Whether you are just starting to file your workers compensation claim or have already been denied by the insurance company, an experienced North Carolina workers comp lawyer at Ricci Law Firm, P.A. is ready to help you obtain the benefits you’re entitled to.

Schedule your complimentary claim evaluation today by calling our office at 252-752-7785 or by completing the online contact form we’ve provided at the bottom of this page.


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