You were hurt on the job and did what you knew you should to seek compensation for your losses — you filed a workers’ compensation claim. You fully expected your claim to receive approval, but to your surprise, it didn’t. Sadly, you are not the first North Carolina resident to whom this has happened. It occurs more often than you might think. The question now is, what can you do about it?
If your claim failed to receive approval, you may appeal the decision. There is a formal process by which to do this. If you want to, you must act quickly, though, as you generally only have so many days after receiving your denial letter to file your appeal. If you wait too long, you’ll be out of luck.
Appealing a denied workers’ compensation claim may seem like a pretty straightforward process, but it may prove more difficult than you expect. The good news is, you don’t have to work through the appeal process alone. You have the right to have legal counsel assist you through it.
Fight for the relief you deserve
Those individuals who suffer injuries on the job should not be forced to cover their losses out of their own pocket. Unfortunately, workers’ compensation insurance providers do what they can to pay out as little as possible or deny claims because it is better for their bottom line. You don’t have to accept this. An experienced workers’ compensation law attorney can review your case and, if appropriate to do so, help you file your appeal or take other actions to seek compensation for your losses. To learn more, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.