If you have been injured on the job and wish to file a Workers’ Compensation claim in the state of North Carolina, you must provide your employer with a written notification of the injury or occupational disease within 30 days of the incident.
You must also file a notice of the claim with the North Carolina Industrial Commission within two years of the accident. This step is crucial if you wish to receive benefits for your injury. You will want to consult an experienced North Carolina Workers' Compensation attorney when preparing these documents, since failure to fill them out properly may jeopardize your benefits. You can obtain all necessary forms from the North Carolina Industrial Commission or from your lawyer.
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Once your Workers' Compensation claim has been properly filed, your employer's insurance company will either accept it and start dispensing your benefits, or deny your claim. If your claim is denied, you may file a Form 33 requesting a hearing with the North Carolina Industrial Commission. It is important to have an experienced North Carolina Workers’ Compensation attorney represent you at your hearing.
White & Stradley, PLLC Can Help
The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation lawyers at White & Stradley, PLLC have been helping injured workers receive the benefits they deserve since 1986. Our lawyers specialize in Workers’ Compensation law, and we have a great deal of experience handling these complex claims.
We will walk you through every step of the filing process to make sure that all of your paperwork is filled out correctly and filed by the proper deadlines. If your claim is denied, we will handle every aspect of your appeal and advocate on your behalf until you receive the benefits you deserve.
Please contact our North Carolina Workers' Compensation lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation to learn more on how to file a Workers' Compensation claim. White & Stradley, PLLC serves clients in Winston Salem, Charlotte, Durham, Asheville, Greensboro, and Wilmington, North Carolina..