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    Default New to Comp

    I got a elbow injury at my job. Did everything I was supposed to and told my employer. She contacted travelers and got the ball rolling. Went to urgent care dr who referred me to an ortho. He ordered x-rays,mri,emg/ncs. Going on the 17th of this month for results. I don't have a lawyer. Do the insurance companies usually offer a settlement or does that happen when you feel you're not being paid correctly or having your needs met? I will probably end up needing surgery on my elbow. I have no desire to sue the insurance company. I just don't understand how this all works. Things seem to be going smoothly for now. What if I dont need surgery.. will WC cut me loose and that's the end of it?

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    Quote Quoting dgchick29 View Post
    I got a elbow injury at my job. Did everything I was supposed to and told my employer. She contacted travelers and got the ball rolling. Went to urgent care dr who referred me to an ortho. He ordered x-rays,mri,emg/ncs. Going on the 17th of this month for results. I don't have a lawyer. Do the insurance companies usually offer a settlement or does that happen when you feel you're not being paid correctly or having your needs met? I will probably end up needing surgery on my elbow. I have no desire to sue the insurance company. I just don't understand how this all works. Things seem to be going smoothly for now. What if I dont need surgery.. will WC cut me loose and that's the end of it?
    First off get the medical help you need!.....WC is no falt....You will be paid while you are off....Those bills are picked up my WC isnurance.
    You onlt get paid for loss of usage of arm...You get better 100% you would get no money money...If your not getting the help you need get an attorney, there is no money up front for that.

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    Yeah getting my bills paid and getting back to good health is my number one concern.

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    Default Re: New to Comp

    You don't "sue" anyone in workers' comp. It is an administrative proceeding. Rather than relying on advice here, get a free consultation from a local workers' comp lawyer. Work comp lawyers all over the country give free consultations because the fees are contingent, not hourly. Get some free legal advice and go from there.
    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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