How Does A Workers’ Comp Case Begin?
Employers in North Carolina that have more than three full-time employees are required to carry workers’ comp insurance in the event of an employee injury. Your employer should provide you with paperwork after you have reported an injury, which you will need to complete in order to protect your rights.
Get Medical Attention
Of course, your priority after an injury should be seeking medical help. In addition to the immediate attention your injuries need, a doctor’s assessment is vital to a workers’ comp case.
Your doctor should be able to provide notes on the severity and impact of your injury. For example, when can you return to work? Will your injury prevent you from carrying out your usual responsibilities?
Ask A Lawyer About Your Claim
While you can choose to undergo the workers’ comp process on your own, you may not receive the benefits you truly deserve without help from an attorney. Claims can be denied, so it’s important to work with someone who understands employment law and can properly fill out paperwork and provide evidence of your injuries.
If a claim is denied, a lawyer can help you appeal. Sometimes, even if claims are accepted, you are not given the full compensation you should receive. A lawyer can also advocate for you and ensure the full benefits you need.
You Deserve Coverage For Your Injuries
Our team at Titsworth Law Offices, P.A., wants every employee injured at work to have rights to treatment that will not financially damage their future. Your employer has workers’ comp insurance for a reason. You deserve help with your recovery.