Denial of Workplace Injury Claims in North Carolina
- What are your rights?
- What forms are required to file a Claim?
- Who is Covered in Work Comp cases in North Carolina?
- Is a lawyer required?
- What happens if a claim is Denied?
Denial of a Claim may come a surprise to Workers in North Carolina. We are seeing it happen more than we should – Kevin Jones
That’s not fair. . .
We don’t think it’s at all fair when a Workplace Claim is denied for no good reason.
Unfortunately, it seems like that very thing is happening more-and-more often in North Carolina.
That’s not the way the law is supposed to work.
In fact, North Carolina has a law in place that is intended to make filing and processing a claim easy.
It isn’t supposed to be something that requires litigation or legal disputes.
In fact, the very reason for the Workers’ Compensation Law in North Carolina is to avoid the time, expense, and uncertainty associated with cases that are litigated in Court.
After being injured on-the-job, Notice to the Employer is generally required.
If you are the one hurt, they, your Employer, is supposed to either carry insurance or be financially responsible for things like Medical Bills, Lost Wages, and when appropriate, compensation for a lost finger or limb or some other form of permanent injury.
Rather than being a simple process, nowadays we are seeing claims denied with greater regularity.
We are seeing people need to retain legal counsel, a lawyer, when in the past many simple claims for lost wages and medical services could be handled pretty easily. . .without an attorney.
If your Claim has been denied, it makes sense to talk to an attorney.
If you would like more information on the Workmen’s Compensation Laws in North Carolina, give Kevin Jones a ring.
He is more than willing to sit down with you, let you ask questions, and see if he and his firm can help.
The consultation is both free and confidential.
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I’m in the business of helping people. We want to make wrongs right. Employers should be held accountable – Kevin Jones
Modified Transcript of Denial of Workplace Injury Claims in North Carolina for the Hearing Impaired
Hello. My name is Kevin Jones.
I’m a workers’ comp lawyer in eastern North Carolina. It is the fall of 2017. I am talking today about trends in workers’ comp in North Carolina.
One of the things that I have noticed in recent years is an increase in denials of claims clearly compensable, clearly covered workers’ comp claims, at least in my opinion, that get denied regardless.
It seems to be because they’re becoming more expensive for the carrier. Not because the claim is not covered, but because, for example, someone needs a surgery, or because they’ve not been released to return to work as quickly as that insurance adjuster would like.
In years past, these kinds of claims didn’t require legal assistance.
I would not see these kinds of claims nearly as often 15, 20 years ago as I am today.
There are some different reasons why this may be happening. I have some theories. I’m not going to get into that on camera, but suffice it to say you may think that your claim is being handled appropriately, and you may think that everything is going smoothly, and then all of a sudden the rug gets pulled out and the claim is denied, or the surgery is denied, or you’ve lost your job, and you can’t figure out why because clearly you got hurt at work. It was a covered accident.
The excuses being given are not making any sense to you.
If you’re in that situation and you need help, give us a call.
I’m happy to sit down and talk with you and see what I can do in your case.