If you have been injured on the job and file a workers’ compensation claim, the North Carolina Industrial Commission will hear your case and make a decision about whether you should receive benefits or not. Because of the complexity of the law and the intricate nature in which you must present your case to the commission, you may want an experienced workers’ compensation attorney at your side during this time.
Helton, Cody & Associates, PLLC, represents people fighting to gain access to their workers’ compensation benefits. We know North Carolina workers’ compensation law, and we have decades of experience handling insurance claims. We can help you navigate the maze of paperwork, doctors’ appointments and hearings involved in workers’ compensation cases.
The Industrial Commission functions like a court that hears workers’ compensation cases. Located in Raleigh, the commission assigns judges, called deputy commissioners, throughout the state to hold hearings.
Though some disputes can be handled by mail or by phone, if the case moves to the hearing stage, a judge will be assigned to hear the case. After the hearing, the lawyers for each side gather medical testimony and send written briefs to the judge. The judge will review the briefs and make a decision. This part of the process requires the trained eye of an experienced workers’ compensation attorney, and it can take many months to resolve.
The workers’ compensation insurance company will have an experienced insurance adjuster or an attorney working for them. You have the right to representation too.
To obtain the services of a lawyer who will look out for your best interests and help you resolve your workers’ compensation claim, contact our firm online or call our law office in Hickory: 828-328-9966 or 888-321-0494 (toll free). Helton, Cody & Associates, PLLC, will protect your interests throughout the workers’ compensation process.