Get The Legal Advice You Need After A Workplace Injury
After suffering an injury on the job, you may need help getting access to all the workers’ compensation (workers’ comp) benefits you are eligible for. Many things can go wrong with your claim, but with a skilled advocate, the system can work in your favor.
It is especially important to consult with an injury law attorney if your injuries are serious or if you are worried about protecting your employment status. At The Downer Law Firm, P.A., we will help ensure that you do not miss out on benefits you are eligible for. We will also evaluate the facts of your workplace injury for potential third-party liability claims, as discussed below.
Steps To Collecting Your Workers’ Comp
Workers’ compensation benefits in North Carolina may include medical treatment, wage replacement and vocational rehabilitation services. To get your claim started, follow these steps:
- Report your injury to your employer as soon as possible.
- Get prompt medical treatment – possibly from a provider that your employer sends you to.
- Within 30 days, put your injury report in writing.
- Let your employer know that your injuries happened in the course of your work activities.
If your employer denies your claim or gives you any trouble, we are here to help protect your rights. Do you want to work with your regular doctor or get a second opinion? We can overcome any obstacle that the workers’ comp insurer may put in your way.
Possible Third-Party Liability Claims In Addition To Workers’ Comp
Even with workers’ compensation benefits, you and your family may experience financial hardships. This is one reason it is important to have an attorney evaluate the facts of your accident. If someone other than your employer caused or contributed to the accident, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against that person or a company.
Proceeds from a third-party liability claim or lawsuit can help bridge the gap between what workers’ comp provides and what you need to put your life back together.
Get Legal Counsel
Do you need help getting access to the medical care you need? Are you concerned about preserving your job benefits? For trustworthy advice on your workers’ comp benefits case, consult with one of our experienced lawyers.