Category Archives: Things your Adjuster Won’t tell You

Just received a Form 24 – What now?

Tweet In North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system, many injured workers think that they can handle their case on their own, especially if the case is accepted by the insurance company (meaning that you are receiving weekly benefit checks and medical treatment from the insurance company). Unfortunately, many of these same workers don’t realize the mistake…

FAQ – What if my workers’ comp check is late?

Tweet One of the most frequent calls I receive from my workers’ comp clients is that their workers’ compensation check is late. Unfortunately, (and I don’t believe that this is the client’s fault), the calls I receive are from the same client’s again and again. This means that the same insurance companies are routinely late…

The Workers’ Comp Doctor: What to do on that first visit…

Tweet I just finished up a report on what to do and what not to do on that first trip to the dreaded workers’ comp doctor. Here’s a quick overview/summary of my recommendations: Be nice, even if you don’t like the doctor Be prepared with notes explaining exactly how you were injured – explain this…

Who does your nurse really work for?

Tweet In some Workers’ Comp cases in North Carolina, the case and employee will be assigned a Nurse to help coordinate benefits, schedule doctor’s appointments, and basically make sure that the medical treatment is progressing as it should.  The nurse is supposed to be employed by an independent company, such that they are not unduly…

Insurance company myth: If you don’t report your injury in writing immediately, you have no claim

Tweet In speaking with other Workers Comp attorneys, and in my own experience as a Comp Lawyer, I have notice a disturbing trend.  In a system that was created to provide workers and employers both with a swift and low-cost way to manage benefits for workers who have been injured at work, we are seeing…

Choosing your Workers Comp Doctor in NC

Tweet Anyone who is injured on the job in North Carolina must be careful when researching their rights on the internet.  As Mike Helfand points out in this post on his Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law Blog, workers in Illinois are able to choose their own doctor and medical facility for treatment. Unfortunately, workers in North…

Why do I need a lawyer for my Workers Comp case?

Tweet Lot’s of people believe that they have no need for a Workers Comp lawyer.  This could be for a number of reasons, including:  they don’t think they have a claim or don’t wish to file a claim, they believe that the system is “fair” and they they can handle their case on their own,…

The Rehab Nurse – Who do they really work for?

Tweet If the insurance company decides to accept liability for your workers comp claim, then they are able to direct your care.  As part of that care, the insurance adjuster will assign you to what is called a Rehabilitation Nurse to manage your care.  According to the NC Industrial Commission Rules for Utilization of Rehabilitation…

NC Workers Comp Secrets – You were sent to a doctor for a reason

Tweet After you file your Workers Compensation claim in North Carolina, the insurance carrier has several choices – they can either deny your claim (in which case we strongly recommend that you contact a workers comp lawyer immediately), or they will accept liability for your claim. If the insurance company accepts liability for your claim,…

What your Workers Comp Adjuster won’t tell you – #1 The insurance company is in the business of making money

Tweet North Carolina’s Workers Comp Statute and Rules are complicated and difficult for a normal person to understand without the assistance of a lawyer.  Insurance company adjusters know this and will hold back information from you to accomplish the #1 goal of the insurance company – to make money.  This is the first in a…

Category Archives: Things your Adjuster Won’t tell You

Just received a Form 24 – What now?

Tweet In North Carolina’s workers’ compensation system, many injured workers think that they can handle their case on their own, especially if the case is accepted by the insurance company (meaning that you are receiving weekly benefit checks and medical treatment from the insurance company). Unfortunately, many of these same workers don’t realize the mistake…

FAQ – What if my workers’ comp check is late?

Tweet One of the most frequent calls I receive from my workers’ comp clients is that their workers’ compensation check is late. Unfortunately, (and I don’t believe that this is the client’s fault), the calls I receive are from the same client’s again and again. This means that the same insurance companies are routinely late…

The Workers’ Comp Doctor: What to do on that first visit…

Tweet I just finished up a report on what to do and what not to do on that first trip to the dreaded workers’ comp doctor. Here’s a quick overview/summary of my recommendations: Be nice, even if you don’t like the doctor Be prepared with notes explaining exactly how you were injured – explain this…

Who does your nurse really work for?

Tweet In some Workers’ Comp cases in North Carolina, the case and employee will be assigned a Nurse to help coordinate benefits, schedule doctor’s appointments, and basically make sure that the medical treatment is progressing as it should.  The nurse is supposed to be employed by an independent company, such that they are not unduly…

Insurance company myth: If you don’t report your injury in writing immediately, you have no claim

Tweet In speaking with other Workers Comp attorneys, and in my own experience as a Comp Lawyer, I have notice a disturbing trend.  In a system that was created to provide workers and employers both with a swift and low-cost way to manage benefits for workers who have been injured at work, we are seeing…

Choosing your Workers Comp Doctor in NC

Tweet Anyone who is injured on the job in North Carolina must be careful when researching their rights on the internet.  As Mike Helfand points out in this post on his Illinois Workers’ Compensation Law Blog, workers in Illinois are able to choose their own doctor and medical facility for treatment. Unfortunately, workers in North…

Why do I need a lawyer for my Workers Comp case?

Tweet Lot’s of people believe that they have no need for a Workers Comp lawyer.  This could be for a number of reasons, including:  they don’t think they have a claim or don’t wish to file a claim, they believe that the system is “fair” and they they can handle their case on their own,…

The Rehab Nurse – Who do they really work for?

Tweet If the insurance company decides to accept liability for your workers comp claim, then they are able to direct your care.  As part of that care, the insurance adjuster will assign you to what is called a Rehabilitation Nurse to manage your care.  According to the NC Industrial Commission Rules for Utilization of Rehabilitation…

NC Workers Comp Secrets – You were sent to a doctor for a reason

Tweet After you file your Workers Compensation claim in North Carolina, the insurance carrier has several choices – they can either deny your claim (in which case we strongly recommend that you contact a workers comp lawyer immediately), or they will accept liability for your claim. If the insurance company accepts liability for your claim,…

What your Workers Comp Adjuster won’t tell you – #1 The insurance company is in the business of making money

Tweet North Carolina’s Workers Comp Statute and Rules are complicated and difficult for a normal person to understand without the assistance of a lawyer.  Insurance company adjusters know this and will hold back information from you to accomplish the #1 goal of the insurance company – to make money.  This is the first in a…