What a Wilmington Workers’ Comp Lawyer Does For You
April 20, 2021at9:30 PM
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.
Call a Wilmington workers’ comp lawyer as soon as you’re injured on the job.
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:
Understand the laws surrounding your injury and whether you have a viable workers’ comp case.
Discover if you’re eligible for additional benefits, including Medicare, Social Security, or protection under the Family Medical Leave Act.
Make choices about your case, including if your employer offered you a settlement.
Your workers’ comp lawyer is an experienced partner who can help you make informed decisions as soon as you’re hurt at work.
Get experienced help with filing a claim.
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.
Notify your employer - both by telling them and in writing - of your injury right away, even if you don’t need to miss work because of it.
See a doctor as soon as possible. You’re required to visit a doctor of your employer’s choice, but you may see your PCP as well. Be sure to inform them it’s an injury or illness you received while at work.
Within 30 days of getting hurt, inform your employer in writing about the injury and be sure to include the date when it happened.
Follow all the doctor’s recommendations. If you don’t, it can jeopardize your claim with workers’ comp.
By taking these initial steps, your worker’s comp claim has the best chance of success in the future.
Fight for the money you’re owed if your claim is denied.
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.
Call Rodzik Law Group today to work with an experienced, dedicated Wilmington workers’ comp lawyer.
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.