When is it Critical to Talk to a North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Specialist?

Most attorneys that represent injured workers will provide a free, no obligation consultation. Look for North Carolina attorneys who are Board Certified Specialists in Workers’ Compensation Law to ensure your lawyer is experienced and knowledgeable.

We are knowledgeable, experienced and successful workers’ compensation lawyers. Our team is led by Richard Granowsky. He is a North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law. If you have been hurt at work, he offers free consultations by appointment. You can request one using the form on this page or behind the email icon on any other page of this website. Whether or not you decide to retain counsel, a full consultation will give you a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of your claim.

If you choose to work through your injury claim without the benefit of a lawyer, be alert to signs that you may need an attorney. You should seek an attorney if:

  1. Your claim has been denied in whole or part.
  2. You are denied necessary medical care.
  3. You have missed more than 7 days of work because of your injury and are told you are not entitled to compensation.
  4. You are asked to give a recorded statement.
  5. You are forced to work beyond the work restrictions assigned by your treating doctor.
  6. You believe your employer, adjuster or nurse case manager are discussing your case with your doctor outside your presence and without your consent.
  7. You are denied a second medical opinion on treatment or the amount of your rating(s).
  8. You are released to return to work when you are unable to do so because of your work injury.
  9. You are asked to accept a job you do not believe you can perform.
  10. You are told things about your claim that you do not believe or that you think are unfair.
  11. The defendants hire an attorney.
  12. You receive an Industrial Commission Form 90.
  13. You receive an Industrial Commission Form 24.
  14. You receive an Industrial Commission Form 33.
  15. You receive an Industrial Commission Order compelling you to do something or suspending benefits.
  16. You receive a written motion from the defendants.
  17. You are being paid a weekly compensation rate that is less than two thirds of your pre-injury weekly earnings with the employer.
  18. You are approached about settling all or a part of your claim.
  19. Your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance.
  20. You notice someone in a strange car filming you or your house or hear that a stranger is asking neighbors about you.

If any of these things occur during the course of your workers’ compensation matter, seek the advice of a qualified attorney immediately. Hill Evans Jordan & Beatty’s workers’ compensation lawyers are here to help. Call or email us today.