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  1. #1
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    Default What Happens Now

    I'm posting this for a new user - Nickswifey84

    I recently just hurt myself at work got a broken tailbone from the injury they filed a claim with for workers comp guess their company is called Sedgwick it's been almost 3 weeks and I havent been able to get ahold of anyone there I've called emailed my status just says open my work did give me a paper to give to doctor and pharmacies so I dont have to pay for that but I've never had to go they this stuff so I dont know what to do next what my benefits will be or how to even find out this is in indiana also can anyone give me advice
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    Default Re: What Happens Now

    Why should anything happen? You reported your injury to your employer and its self-insured administrator, Sedgwick, but you apparently have not filed your claim properly. You have not started the process of securing your legal rights. You have therefore given them no reason whatsoever to even bother calling you, much less process your inadequately asserted claim for indemnity benefits.

    It is time for you to hire a lawyer experienced in workers' comp who will help you prosecute your claim properly. Continuing to do what you are doing will get you nowhere at all. In the meantime, time deadlines are expiring and they might be very important to your claim. For instance, in NC a new claim has to be reported in writing, not just verbally, within 30 days, or the failure to do so can justify a denial of all benefits. Does your state have that rule of law, too? You had better find out. Like, tomorrow. Sedgwick is not your insurance company. They are not on your side. They are your adversary, and they will take advantage of every mistake you make, to avoid paying your claim.
    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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