20 Mistakes That Can Hurt Your North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claim

Certain actions, and failures to act, will increase the chances that your claim will be denied or that you do not get all the benefits you deserve. At Hill Evans Jordan & Beatty, our workers’ compensation lawyers help you manage the outcome of your claim so that you do not make these common mistakes. You should avoid:

  1. Failing to report your claim.
  2. Changing your story.
  3. Failing to go to a doctor after a work injury.
  4. Misrepresenting your accident/injuries to the doctor.
  5. Misrepresenting your medical history to the doctor.
  6. Giving a recorded statement before you talk to an attorney.
  7. Assuming nurse case managers are only looking out for your interests.
  8. Non-compliance with medical treatment.
  9. Asking to be released to full duty against medical advice.
  10. Getting yourself fired for misconduct.
  11. Refusing work offered to you without checking with an attorney first.
  12. Relying on your employer, adjuster or rehabilitation professional to tell you your rights and entitlements.
  13. Failing to show up for medical and vocational appointment.
  14. Failing to document efforts to find work when out of work receiving TTD unless you are written completely out of work.
  15. Ignoring a Form 90, Form 24, Form 33 or written motion from Defendants (your employer or their insurer.
  16. Ignoring an Order of the Industrial Commission
  17. Settling your claim without consulting an attorney first.
  18. Representing yourself in proceedings at the Commission.
  19. Concealing earnings while receiving Temporary Total Disability compensation.
  20. Failing to get an attorney when you need one.

We are here when you need us. If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, call the experienced workers’ compensation attorneys at Hill, Evans, Jordan & Beatty.