Rocky Mount Workers Compensation Lawyer
Have you recently been diagnosed with a work-related illness or injury? An experienced Rocky Mount workers compensation attorney is standing by and ready to help you.
When you are dealing with the consequences of a work injury or illness, financial worries can make your recovery all the more difficult. Fortunately, you are more than likely entitled to workers compensation benefits that will help cover some of your costs while you are unable to earn a living.
A qualified Rocky Mount workers compensation lawyer at Ricci law firm, PA can help you in your time of need. We will ensure that your paperwork is filed completely and accurately and work with the insurance company and your employer to get your claim for benefits approved.
Everything You Need to Know About Workers Comp Approvals
You might think that getting approved for workers comp benefits is going to be easy. After all, North Carolina mandates that employers carry workers comp insurance coverage, and the injury you suffered was caused by the work you do for your employer.
Unfortunately, many claimants find that dealing with the insurance company is more than they bargained for. But your Rocky Mount workman’s comp attorney can help ensure that your claim is approved.
Once we secure your approval, you will begin receiving approximately two-thirds of your average weekly salary on a weekly basis. The insurance company will also cover your medical costs. You can also receive vocational education or job training if it is expected that you won’t be able to return to your previous job due to the severity of your injuries.
How long you can collect workers comp benefits will depend on the type and severity of your injuries, although the majority of injured workers will receive benefits until their doctors determine that they are able to return to work.
Denied Claim? Your Attorney Can Fight Back
The workers comp insurance companies may deny your claim for one of the following reasons:
- They don’t believe you are disabled “enough” to qualify for workers comp.
- There was an error in your paperwork or your application was incomplete.
- You were under the influence of drugs or alcohol when injured.
- You did not provide adequate medical documentation to support the extent of your injuries.
- You broke your employer’s code of conduct and were injured while doing so.
- You failed to disclose a pre-existing condition that might relate to your injuries.
- At the time of your injury, you were committing a crime.
Although some of these are valid reasons for a Rocky Mount workers comp claim to be denied, others are completely invalid and can be fought.
If working with the insurer to get your claim approved fails, we can request a hearing with the North Carolina Industrial Commission. This commission will independently examine the details of your claim and decide if the denial is valid.
Consult a Rocky Mount Workers Compensation Attorney
We are proud to offer free claim reviews to prospective clients. Take advantage of this opportunity by speaking with a knowledgeable Rocky Mount workers compensation lawyer at Ricci Law Firm, PA. You can schedule your consultation by completing the contact form at the bottom of this page or calling our office at 252-752-7785.