Our law firm handles Workers’ Compensation claims in North Carolina and South Carolina. We have a nurse on staff who reviews all of our Workers’ Compensation claims to ensure the medical treatment is appropriate and consistent with the injuries sustained. We use Vocational Experts and Life Care Planners to evaluate future needs and life-changing injuries. In short, we do all we can to build up your case so you have the best chance at a successful outcome. Although claims and fact patterns are different, we trust top name experts, doctors and lawyers to build your case for success.
Workers Compensation claims are most successful when certain basic steps are followed once there is a workplace injury.
Below we have listed the Four Basic Steps to follow if you are injured at work.
Seek appropriate medical treatment.
Your employer may have a health care provider on your work site for you to see initially. If that is the case, follow those instructions. Similarly, your employer may instruct you to present yourself to a designated healthcare office.
If there are no on-site medical providers, go to an urgent care or hospital, as appropriate, for medical treatment. Report the nature of the injury and the circumstances of the injury.
Tell your healthcare provider that your injury is related to your work, provide the name and address of your employer and the Workers’ Compensation Policy information, if available to you.
As soon as possible, report your injury to your manager or supervisor. Report the injury in writing if possible. If you report the injury orally, document the name and information of the person you reported the claim to.
Call a lawyer. Your lawyer will ask you the date of injury, how the injury occurred, who witnessed the injury, the date of your first medical treatment, the medical treatment plan, and the name and address of your employer.
If you call our office, you will have an immediate phone interview to discuss the issues your case may have. We can come to your house for our in-person interview if coming to our office is difficult. If we accept your case, you will know from the very beginning what to expect and what legal and factual hurdles your case has.
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