No one deserves to be hurt while doing their job–especially if that injury prevents you from returning to work for days, weeks, or permanently. When a work injury puts you and your family in financial jeopardy, you deserve compensation to pay your bills and provide for the people who rely on you. Ideally, your employer will step up and meet their obligations through workers’ comp insurance. However, there can be misunderstandings surrounding North Carolina’s complicated workers’ comp laws. In extreme cases, an immoral employer may take advantage of an employee’s lack of knowledge to save money.
Often, people injured at work don’t want to make a big deal about it because they like their job and employer and just want to get back to work. It’s understandable, but it is one of the biggest mistakes you can make in your workers’ comp case. Don’t wait until your claim is denied to speak with a Wilmington workers’ comp lawyer. They can help you:
Your workers’ comp lawyer is an experienced partner who can help you make informed decisions as soon as you’re hurt at work.
During your initial consultation with a lawyer, they use their years of experience to determine if you have a viable claim to be made. If you do, then they’ll help you prepare the required documentation and paperwork and file the claim. It’s critical to take specific steps to support your claim’s success as soon as the injury happens.
By taking these initial steps, your worker’s comp claim has the best chance of success in the future.
It’s an unfortunate truth that even when you do everything right, your claim can be denied. A claim denial puts you on the hook for medical bills and lost wages during your time away from work because of your injury. But a denied claim isn’t necessarily a lost cause. A Wilmington workers’ comp lawyer will have experience fighting for their clients to get the money they’re owed after getting hurt or sick on the job.
By scheduling an initial consultation as soon as you’re injured, you’re protecting yourself and your family’s financial security in the future.
Since 1999, the Rodzik Law Group has recovered over $100 million for their clients in slip and fall, auto accidents, and workers’ comp cases.* While these previous outcomes don’t dictate future results, we have the tenacity to fight for the money you deserve in your workers’ comp case.
If you recently sustained an injury at work, call our offices at 910-762-1199 for a free consultation.