How a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Can Help
The North Carolina workers’ compensation system exists to offer financial benefits and relief to employees who suffer injuries in the course of performing their work-related duties. Oftentimes, these benefits serve as a lifeline for the families of those who suffer occupational injury or illness. Though workers’ compensation benefits are supposed to be quickly and easily accessible to workers and do not technically require an attorney’s involvement, the harsh reality is that both the insurance company and your employer have a vested interest in denying your claim.
Working closely with a skilled and experienced attorney can make a world of difference, rendering those parties far less likely to object to your claim on questionable grounds. For assistance when you need it most, contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227 to learn more about your legal rights.
Advantages of Legal Representation
Hopefully, you have not been so unfortunate that filing workers’ compensation claims has become routine. Generally speaking, an injured worker will be far more unfamiliar with the procedures and rules pertaining to a workers’ compensation claim than will his or her employer and the relevant insurance company. This places you at a distinct disadvantage and can leave you feeling helplessly at their mercy throughout the confusing process. Retaining legal representation can help with the following:
- Avoiding procedural errors with paperwork that can cause lengthy delays of benefits
- Complying with statutorily imposed timelines for reporting and filing
- Pursuing a formal appeal if your initial claim is denied
- Representing you at trial if the matter is drawn into litigation
Let us help you get the benefits that you need, when you need them. Contact the Morehead City workers’ compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Sam Scudder, at (252) 222-0227.