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How To Appeal A Denied Claim
North Carolina’s workers’ compensation law is designed to help injured workers recover the full cost of medical expenses and a portion of their wages if they are injured on the job and unable to work for a period of more than seven days.
A worker who is injured on the job should report the injury to his or her employer and file a claim with the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Fault does not play a role in qualifying for workers’ compensation benefits.
There are a number of ways that an injured employer can benefit from the services of a workers’ compensation attorney; one of the most common is getting help appealing a denied claim.
A Knowledgeable And Assertive Advocate
An employer’s insurance company may deny a workers’ compensation claim for any number of reasons. It may not have the proper medical documentation, it may not feel the injury is serious enough to require medical treatment, it may not feel the injury is directly related to work activity, or it may feel the injury is not serious enough to prevent you from returning to work.
Vincent Law Firm, P.C., has a long track record of helping injured workers appeal denied claims and receive the benefits they deserve. I have been helping injured parties in these cases for over 30 years. Every case is unique, of course, and the legal strategy for your workers’ compensation denial will depend upon the facts of your case. Over the course of my career, however, I have seen almost every imaginable reason for a denial and developed effective arguments to reverse that decision.
If a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) is necessary, I will prepare you for what to expect and coach you on how to respond to the questions you will be asked. Being fully prepared will help you become your own best advocate.
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Even when a workers’ comp claim is initially approved, there often comes a point when the insurance company and the injured worker are at odds. The insurance company may undervalue your injuries, deny medical treatment that you feel is necessary, or cut off your benefits because it feels that you have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI) and can return to work. Having a knowledgeable, experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in your corner assures that you make every argument available to you.
If you are at odds with your employer’s insurance company or medical professionals, contact Vincent Law Firm, P.C. I offer a free, no-obligation consultation. I will review the facts of your case and provide a candid assessment of what you can expect. And remember, you will not pay attorney fees unless I recover compensation for you.
I work with clients throughout the Outer Banks and beyond, including residents of Dare County, Camden County and Currituck County.