Workers’ Compensation Attorney in North Carolina and South Carolina
Medical bills add up fast, especially if you have suffered a severe injury. However, if that injury occurred at work, you should not have to pay for medical expenses. Workers’ compensation laws protect employees injured on the job by providing compensation. Benefits can include lost wages, medical expense coverage, and disability benefits if the injury is severe enough.
Attorney Brian Steed Tatum is an experienced workers’ compensation attorney who can evaluate your claim and help you determine the benefits for which you are eligible. If an insurance company is denying your workers’ compensation claim and you have medical bills, then we want to help.
Medical Expenses Incurred as a Result of a Workplace Injury
Most companies carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover employees injured in the workplace. If an employee is injured on the job, workers’ compensation laws include benefits such as coverage of medical bills and lost wages. Covered medical expenses can include emergency room care, hospital stays, doctors’ visits, x-rays, blood tests, therapy and rehabilitation treatments, and transportation costs to and from appointments.
The North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) implements the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act. The Medical Fees Section of the NCIC processes injured workers’ medical bills for services provided under a workers’ compensation claim. Medical bills are reviewed and adjusted, if necessary, before being sent to the insurance carrier for payment. In North Carolina, a Medical Fee Schedule provides a list of the maximum charges allowed for treatment of an injured worker under the Workers’ Compensation Act.
The Medical Fee Section does not pay workers’ compensation claims. Instead, it forwards the medical bills to the insurance carrier or to the self-insured employers who are then responsible for reimbursement.
Overall, it is important to remember that any treatment that you receive for an injury that resulted from a workplace accident may be covered by workers’ compensation. Keep in mind that some insurance carriers may attempt to deny workers’ compensation claims if they can show that your injury was not caused on the job.
Consulting a Workers’ Compensation Attorney after a Workplace Accident
Workers’ compensation laws can be confusing and, after being injured while working, you may not immediately know the extent of your injury. With specific time limits and deadlines in place under the Workers’ Compensation Act, it is important to ensure that your claim is not denied because of a technicality.
At The Tatum Law Firm, we know how stressful dealing with an insurance company can be when you have been injured. Let us help make the process easier so that you can focus on healing and returning to work, if possible.
Our experienced workers’ compensation attorney, Brian Steed Tatum, knows the intricacies of the Workers’ Compensation Act and his experience can provide you with the peace of mind you deserve as you recover.
If you or a loved one is facing medical bills incurred due to a workplace accident or injury, please contact the Tatum Law Firm at (704) 307-4350 or online for a free case evaluation.