Brain injuries are among the most devastating and life-altering injuries a person can endure. In addition to changing a victim’s memory and personality traits, they can also significantly affect a person’s ability to work or care for themselves. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury due to a work-related accident, workers’ compensation insurance may be responsible for covering expenses beyond just basic medical care and lost wages. For instance, the injured person may need long-term attendant care.
At The Bollinger Law Firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, we provide the dedicated advocacy you need after your devastating accident. In our years of practice, we have come to realize that workers’ compensation insurers frequently offer the bare minimum for brain injury claims. We find this unacceptable. We will explain your rights, outline your options and fight for all that you deserve. Bob Bollinger has handled a number of serious brain injury cases during his career.
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Sadly, many people who suffer serious brain injuries due to on-the-job accidents are unable to return to their former employment. Their injuries are just too severe, affecting every aspect of their lives. While workers’ compensation insurers must pay for medical bills and provide compensation for lost wages, they will often avoid extending further benefits to victims of brain injuries.
An individual with a brain injury may qualify for extended benefits, which would provide the wage loss check for the rest of their life. The insurance company will not voluntarily offer this, so contact Bob Bollinger for details for how to pursue these extended benefits.
In North Carolina, workers’ compensation insurers are required to provide care attendants for those unable to care for themselves after a debilitating work-related accident. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous insurers will not share this information willingly. They are more interested in protecting their bottom line by offering victims of brain injuries and other serious impairments the smallest amount of compensation possible.
In order to secure full and fair compensation from insurers, it is often necessary to retain the services of an attorney who is fully knowledgeable of the rules and regulations governing North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system. In addition, we are familiar with Medicare set-aside issues.
Our founding attorney, Bob Bollinger, has received an AV Preeminent rating through Martindale-Hubbell*, an honor awarded to the top 5 percent of lawyers in the nation.
Contact us to arrange a free strategy session. Our office is easily accessible for those with disabilities. The parking is free. Call 704-377-7677 or toll free at 866-326-3090 to make an appointment. All it will cost is your time.
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