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Why Would I Need a Lawyer for a Workers’ Comp Claim?

Why Would I Need a Lawyer for a Workers’ Comp Claim?People who are injured at their jobs may be out of work for a significant period of time. They might also incur significant medical treatment bills, not to mention the pain and suffering that they experience from their injuries.


When it comes to on-the-job injuries, employers and their insurance companies will not do you any favors. Therefore, it is extremely important that you have a knowledgeable workers’ compensation attorney on your side representing you throughout your entire case. The Matthews workers’ compensation attorneys at the Panchenko Law Firm are ready to help you pursue the benefits that you need and deserve. Please speak with us today to find out more about how we could help you pursue workers’ compensation benefits for your on-the-job injury. 

Am I Eligible for Workers’ Compensation Benefits?


In order for you to be eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits, you must have been injured while you were at your job and working within the scope of your employment. Independent contractors or individuals who are not directly supervised by an employer (and who oftentimes set their own hours) cannot recover benefits through the workers’ compensation system. 


If your employer or insurance company is disputing that you were injured while you were on the job, your attorney may be able to file with the North Carolina Industrial Commission, challenging that decision.

How Can a Lawyer Help with my Workers’ Compensation Claim?


Injuries that accident victims suffer while they are on the job can require significant medical treatment, physical therapy, and procedures. The accident victim might also miss a significant amount of time from work, losing income. Thankfully, you may be eligible to pursue and recover benefits through the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation System. 


If you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, an experienced attorney could file a claim on your behalf. Your attorney will be able to provide all of the supporting documentation, including medical records and bills, and can represent you at hearings and other legal proceedings if they become necessary.


In terms of benefits, you might be eligible to recover a portion of your lost wages, as well as the costs of all related medical treatment and procedures. In addition, if you suffered a permanent injury, as determined by a qualified medical provider, you might be entitled to a variety of permanency benefits. If the injury prevents you from working at the same job or in the same capacity, you may be entitled to recover benefits for vocational rehabilitation.


An experienced Matthews workers’ compensation attorney can determine your eligibility for these types of benefits and could pursue a claim on your behalf from beginning to end.

Speak with an Experienced Matthews Workers’ Compensation Attorney Today


The experienced legal team at the Panchenko Law Firm can determine your eligibility for various North Carolina workers’ compensation benefits. For a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Matthews workers’ compensation lawyer, please call us today at (704) 900-7675 or contact us online for more information about how we can help.

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