Filing your Workers' Compensation claim properly and on time is necessary if you want to receive Workers' Compensation benefits. Failure to do so can mean missing out on the benefits that can help your family get by while you are unable to work. The North Carolina Workers' Compensation attorneys of White & Stradley, LLP can help you file your claim and stick with you through the process, assisting with appeals when needed, so that you get the benefits that you are entitled to.
The first thing your must do is notify your employer of your injury. Do it as soon as you are able, and make sure you follow up by notifying your employer in writing within 30 days of the incident.
You must also notify the North Carolina Industrial Commission within two years of the incident.
After you notify your employer, if you have missed more than one day of work or if your medical expenses were more than $2,000, you should receive a copy of the report that your employer files with the Industrial Commission as well as another form that you need to fill out yourself. Your employer has five days to file its report with the Industrial Commission.
Do not delay in filing your Workers' Compensation claim. If you are unable to work, due to your injuries, you need your benefits as soon as possible. The longer you wait to file, the longer it will be before you and your family can start receiving weekly payments. Wait too long and you will no longer be eligible for benefits at all.
If you are planning to file a Workers' Compensation claim, please contact White & Stradley, LLP today and schedule your initial Workers' Compensation law consultation today.