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  1. #1
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    Apr 2020

    Default Do I Need to Get an Attorney and What Should I Be Looking for Workers Comp

    Reported work exposure 3/19
    On two calls to occupational med they try pushing it as community exposure i redirected them it was work exposure.
    On calls by occupational med various times my work comp number was not
    provided to me even when i tried inquiring for it
    Was told to follow up with my primary MD
    I had given up on this and was going to talk to attorney about it ( stat of limit is 2 yrs).

    Received call last with from company workers comp third party agent with my workers
    comp case number
    Received letter from claims agent to call if I need any medical care or with any questions
    report of injury was backdated to last day I worked as the day i reported exposure

    This letter is 8 weeks out from that day they claim I reported exposure

    My questions

    1 Did my employer- occ med dept delay report this to their workers compensation third party agent

    2 Although l feel better, I still may need to see specialist because the nature of illness may be a cause
    chronic issues which need to be nipped in the bud or managed.

    3 Workers comp is supposed to pay 70% during my recovery time i had to use my sick time.

    I will reach back to her but i just need to be prepared

    Stay safe


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

    Default Re: Do I Need to Get an Attorney and What Should I Be Looking for Workers Comp

    Good grief. The question that matters is this: Is your claim accepted or denied? Sounds like it is denied.

    Talk to a workers' comp lawyer there in your community. You will get nowhere with it on your own. You don't even know where to start.
    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

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    PA, but worked in NJ

    Default Re: Do I Need to Get an Attorney and What Should I Be Looking for Workers Comp


    You need a layer with an excellent rep, and much experience in Work INJURIES!! A good starting place is with your own family lawyer as they all know each other or at least their specialty law practice. I call this process "Doing your Homework" I beleive you can find this info by searching my post that KI began and many others whom I spoke to on this subject. Let me know if you have any road block. A Moron for a lawyer will ruin your case b4 it begins!!!


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