Situations that need a Workmans compensation attorney are never as straightforward as we would like them to be. If your case involves any of the following, then perhaps it might be time to retain that lawyer:
*Severe workplace injuries that require surgery
*Workplace injuries where the doctor thinks your health might not return to the state it was in at the beginning
*If you have a significant pre-existing disability
*If you have been denied medical benefits
*If the employer has disrupted a decision made by the state workers’ union comp division
*If you do not understand the process and prefer expert opinion or representation
*If you believe you cannot work your current job, but could work in some capacity
It is not enough to know when you require an attorney, it is important to understand what to expect when you hire one. When you choose a workers comp law firm in North Carolina, they should be able to offer the following;
Evidence is central to the success of the claim, and its insufficiency is perhaps one of the biggest reasons why claims are denied. Lawyers often can develop medical evidence by gathering records, recommending or arranging treatment, obtaining different medical opinion or deposing different medical experts. Lawyers might also gather evidence like vocational workplace testimonies, statements from friends and family about the impact of the incident or records of a history of poor working conditions and training.
The best comp lawyers will likely have a proper understanding of the claim values, and will therefore be in the best position to negotiate settlements. Typically, settlements are judged based on;
*Extent of injuries and the resultant limitations
*The nature of the disability; partial or total
*Whether it is temporary or permanent
*Cost of past and future medical treatment
If a settlement is impossible, then the case will normally proceed to a trial, where the lawyer should be able to resent a case, evidence and witnesses.
Third Party Claims
There is a possibility of injured workers having a case against a third party whose actions of lack thereof, contributed to the injury. Lawyers should be able to advice on such scenarios. Like us at Facbook
Wallace Childers PLLC offers the very best in workers compensation services in Charlotte, NC. Call us today at (704) 626-2900 if you need help with your case.
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