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With The Know How To Litigate Complex personal Injury and workers Comp Cases
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for what is fair and to protect your rights
when facing the following issues you should contact an attorney
- Workers’ compensation claim is denied or disputed.
- The settlement offered doesn’t cover all of your past and future medical bills, lost wages and other expenses.
- The benefits are delayed or reduced for no reason.
- Your injuries are limiting or keeping you from returning to work.
- Your employer retaliates against you for filing a workers’ compensation claim.
- You were injured by a third party or your employer’s gross misconduct (i.e. unsafe working conditions).
- You have a pre-existing condition.
- You are looking to apply for Social Security disability benefits (or are currently receiving them).
- You have a pre-existing condition.
- You have an upcoming workers’ compensation hearing.
HOW TO FILE A WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIM
WHAT TO DO
If your CLAIM WAS DENIED
If the insurance company denies your claim, you may still have rights under the law to appeal the denial.
You will receive a copy of Form 61 — Denial of NC Workers’ Compensation Claims — from your employer or their insurance company. This document should explain the reasons for the denial. An attorney can determine if there are grounds for filing an appeal of the denial.
If the case has merit, your attorney will file a request for hearing with the Industrial Commission by submitting Form 33
Your Attorney will file a Request for Hearing with the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Before the hearing, your attorney will gather evidence and respond to questions from the insurance company’s lawyer.
It’s important to understand that a workers’ compensation hearing is not the same thing as filing a formal lawsuit against your company and its workers’ compensation carrier.
During the hearing, your attorney will present your case in front of an administrative law judge with the Industrial Commission, arguing that your workers’ compensation benefits should be granted and the denial be reversed.
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General Rules To Follow When Going To Any Courthouse
In order to prevent firearms, knives, and other weapons from being brought into the building, anyone entering a courthouse must walk through a metal detector.
You cannot have any metals on your person when walking through the metal detector or an alarm will sound. If metal is detected, you will be asked to remove any metallic items and walk through again.
Removing all metal objects from your person, including change, belts and steel-toed shoes, will speed up this process.
You may also be scanned with a wand by a deputy to pinpoint the location of metals.
You must place all items you are carrying in a basket to be viewed through a live-scan.
The metal detectors and live-scan will not pose a health risk to you; this includes pregnant or nursing mothers. If you have a special need or disability, or you wear an implanted device, please inform the deputies.
Laptop computers, iPads/tablets, e-readers and cell phones are allowed into the courthouse. You will be asked to turn on laptops and other electronic devices before being allowed to enter the building.
The following items are prohibited by courthouse security:
The following items are only allowed with prior written approval.
- Glass Container
- Guns (ALL)
- Handcuff Key
- Knitting/Sewing Items
- Knives (ALL)
- Large Safety Pin
- Laser Light
- Letter Opener
- Meat Thermometer
- Metal Pick
- Paint Scraper
- Painters Hook
- Pepper Spray
- Putty Knife
- Razor Blade
- Tasers/Stun Guns
- Tools (ALL)
- Wire Hangers
- Audio Recording
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