In far too many cases, injured workers downplay their injuries when talking to insurance adjusters, employers or doctors, and the statements the workers make are used to minimize or even deny their workers’ compensation benefits. If you have been injured in a work-related accident, or if a work injury accelerates or aggravates a pre-existing condition, it is important that you tell everyone about all of your injuries and symptoms every time you talk with them.
Before you talk to an insurance adjuster, talk to Bob Bollinger who has extensive experience in handling workers’ comp claims. We have seen many people with legitimate claims lose their cases simply because they talk to the insurance adjuster before they talk to us!
At The Bollinger Law Firm, PC, we advise our clients to be truthful and thorough when talking about their mechanism of injury and their symptoms after an on-the-job injury. We do this because the way you describe the mechanism of injury can make or break your case.
It is important that your statements accurately provide all the details that led to your injury so that you can prove that your claim is covered by workers’ compensation.
Your workers’ compensation claim has nothing to do with fault. You may have the right to make a workers’ compensation claim if your injury happened within the course and scope of your employment. In fact, the workers’ comp system in North Carolina is designed to protect employees and employers from claims of fault, so you do not have to worry about your own fault or negligence when you get hurt on the job.
You stand the best chance of getting the compensation you need by giving a detailed and accurate account of the accident and your injuries. Get a free consultation from us before you give a recorded statement about your accident!
The law requires you to report your injury in writing to your employer within 30 days of the injury. Furthermore, a “form 18” should be filed with the North Carolina Industrial Commission within two years to preserve your legal rights. One of the most important aspects of pursuing a claim for workers’ compensation is meeting the 30-day deadline for providing a written report to your employer.
A work injury can not only affect your health, your ability to work and your finances; your family may also be affected emotionally and financially. The purpose of workers’ compensation is to cover your lost wages, medical expenses and permanent disability. But workers’ compensation does not pay for your pain and suffering or inconvenience.
As experienced workers’ compensation lawyers, we know how to deal with insurance companies, and we know how to build strong claims for our clients to maximize the benefits they receive.
Bob Bollinger also handles workers’ compensation appeals before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and the North Carolina Court of Appeals. If your work injury claim has been denied, Bob can represent you at the hearing before the Commission and help you seek the full compensation you need and deserve.
For a free strategy session to discuss your workers’ compensation claim, contact Bob Bollinger in Charlotte at 704-377-7677 or toll free at 866-326-3090. We advise and represent injured workers and their families across North Carolina.