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  1. #1
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    Oct 2013

    Default Denied Worker's Comp Based on Time

    I have a friend of mine that works for a sandwich shop. Yesterday, she accidentally sliced her thumb while opening a metal can, even cutting through part of the thumbnail. She quickly bandaged it up to stop the bleeding, but because they were so busy at the time, she was asked to stay on and work till the end of her shift, just on register instead. Several hours after she went home, the thumb started to hurt again, so she went to the hospital to see if anything else needed to be done, medication, stitches, etc. Now, her job is denying workers comp, saying she should've reported the incident immediately. Is there anything we can do about this?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    831 East Morehead St., Ste 355, Charlotte, NC 28202

    Default Re: Denied Worker's Comp Based on Time

    That denial is total BS. She needs to file a claim with the SC Industrial Commission, as soon as possible, and send a copy of the claim form to the employer.
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals has held that "In contested Workers' Compensation cases today, access to competent legal counsel is a virtual necessity." Church v. Baxter Travenol Labs, Inc., and American Motorists Insurance Company, 104 N.C. App. 411, 416 (1991).

    Bob Bollinger, Attorney and Board Certified Specialist in NC Workers' Compensation Law

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