After an injury on the job, most people depend on workers' compensation insurance carried by their employers for payment of medical expenses. Provided the injury occurred while performing work duties — regardless of the exact cause — and it is serious enough to require medical attention, that is what North Carolina law stipulates should happen.
Unfortunately, many injured workers run into serious problems getting medical bills paid and getting the care they need. Profit-focused workers' comp insurance companies apply an array of tactics to control their costs, creating tremendous stress and pressure for people already gravely concerned about their financial stability.
Powerful Opposition to Unreasonable, Profit-Focused Insurers
At The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., skilled Raleigh medical costs lawyers have many years of experience helping job injury victims resolve problems such as:
- Insurer refusals to authorize medically necessary exams, procedures or prescriptions
- Lengthy delays in payments to medical providers, potentially leading to a denial of services
- Mandates that you can see only doctors and other health care providers the insurer designates, when you may believe a second opinion or more specialized care is required
- Surveillance, frequent required meetings with independent medical examiners and other forms of insurance company harassment
North Carolina workers' compensation laws create a framework of responsibility and obligations, but they do not put you in a helpless position without any power to negotiate what you need. It is a common misconception to believe the insurance company has a universal, comprehensive right to choose doctors for workers receiving benefits — but that is not the case.
Consult a Durham Workers' Comp Claim Attorney Who Will Fight for Your Rights
Practicing since 1994, we put our clients' needs and interests first. Our attorneys are always prepared to take a hard look at your situation and identify the best way to attack it and get you the medical care and other benefits you need. Our work extends to advocacy for people striving to recover and get back on the job, as well as those seeking lifetime benefits or lump-sum settlements due to a catastrophic injury or permanent disability.
To tell your story to a caring work comp and personal injury lawyer at The Law Offices of John M. McCabe, P.A., in Cary, contact us now. Call 919-899-9852, reach us toll free at 877-320-1851 or send an e-mail now to put a proven worker and family advocate on your side.