If you suffered injuries on the job, you have the right to file claims with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance provider to seek relief for your losses — this is true whether you were hurt while working in North Carolina or any other state. You can do this on your own by filling out the proper paperwork with your employer. However, going it alone is not always the wisest idea, as it is not uncommon for workers’ comp claims to be denied.
Timing is everything
When it comes to filing workers’ comp claims, timing is everything. You only have so much time after your injury occurred to get it done or chance your claim being rejected. After being hurt, you need to file a report with your employer, gather as much information about the accident as you can and then file your claim — generally within the first month. It is a lot to do on your own.
Why seek help?
The simple truth of the matter is, the sooner you seek help with a workers’ comp claim, the better. Legal counsel can assist you with the filing and make sure it is submitted error-free. One reason many claims are often rejected is filing errors. These errors cost you time and money in the long run.
Legal counsel can help with appeals
If the insurance provider denies your claim or offers minimal compensation offered, it’s okay. Your attorney can help you appeal the decision. You only have so much time to do that, though. Legal counsel can ensure you submit your appeal on time and assist you with any hearings required in your case.
Get what you deserve
Workers’ comp providers are in business, and they only make money by paying out at little as possible in claims. This means that injured workers in North Carolina may not get what they deserve. Your attorney can help you calculate fair compensation for your losses so you know what to fight for, then help you take the steps necessary to seek maximum relief for your losses. To learn more, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.