Denial Of Your Claim Is Not The End Of The Road
If you receive a letter or a “Form 61” indicating that your workers’ compensation claim has been denied, then you will need an experienced North Carolina workers’ compensation attorney’s help. At The Bollinger Law Firm, PC, we advocate for the rights of injured and disabled workers throughout North Carolina and help them obtain the full workers’ compensation benefits to which they are entitled.
Talk with an AV Preeminent-rated lawyer who is also a board-certified workers’ compensation specialist. Call 704-879-1800 or 866-218-4759 or contact our law firm online to arrange a free strategy session to discuss your denied workers’ compensation claim with our Charlotte workers’ compensation specialist Bob Bollinger.
What To Do If Your Claim Is Denied
After you get a notice that your workers’ compensation claim is denied (through receipt of “Form 61”), do not discuss your case any further with the insurance adjuster, as you could be harming your ability to get the denial reversed if you do so. In fact, we discourage our clients from giving a recorded statement to the adjuster in any claim, simply because the purpose of those statements is to ask tricky questions and obtain information that can be used against the injured worker.
Don’t Face An Industrial Commission Hearing Alone
When a workers’ compensation claim is denied, a hearing in front of the North Carolina Industrial Commission needs to be requested using “Form 33.” This hearing is not a do-it-yourself project. The legal issues of your case must be covered in the hearing and usually the treating doctors need to be deposed as part of the hearing process. These tasks are far outside the experience and training of nonlawyers.
Therefore, it is critical to have a knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer working on your behalf. Our attorneys at The Bollinger Law Firm, PC, can effectively represent your interests at the hearing before the Industrial Commission and guide you through the entire workers’ compensation claims process.
Before You Talk To The Insurance Adjuster, Call Us
Call a workers’ compensation certified specialist lawyer for a free strategy session before you talk to the insurance adjuster. Many claims are denied simply because the injured worker did not give enough details about the mechanism of the injury when the worker talked to the adjuster.
These adjusters like to take recorded statements, and these statements are often used to deny claims. Many times, injured workers will talk themselves right out of benefits in those statements because of the way the worker answers the questions. We frequently see recorded statements in which the injured worker left out critical details about the on-the-job accident and, as a result, the case was denied. Call a skilled North Carolina workers’ comp specialist lawyer first and get some free advice before you have that conversation. Protect yourself with a simple phone call or email to us.
Contact Us For A Free Strategy Session
If your workers’ compensation claim was denied, trust in the experience, reputation and proven results of our attorneys at The Bollinger Law Firm, PC. Contact our law firm to arrange a free strategy session with Bob Bollinger. Our office is easily accessible for those with disabilities. Free, handicap accessible, parking is available. Our office is accessible by elevator.
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