Appealing a Worker’s Compensation Claim in North Carolina
(919) 590-0099 to Get Experienced Legal Assistance on Your Side
When an individual suffers an injury at his or her job, it can make a substantial
impact on his or her life in a physical, emotional, and economical fashion.
When a person has his or her
workers’ compensation benefits denied, he or she may not know what steps to take next.
Hyland + Padilla, PLLC, we are committed to helping our clients obtain the benefits they deserve. With
more than five decades of combined experience, our Raleigh + Durham workers’ compensation lawyers have a comprehensive
understanding of North Carolina workers’ rights to help you navigate
through the complexities of the legal system. Do not hesitate to let us
protect your rights and best interests immediately.
What Happens When Your Compensation Claim is Denied?
In North Carolina, a workers’ compensation claim can be denied for
various reasons. One of the two most common factors is the lack of credibility
of the witness, or there were no witnesses present when the worker suffered
When the injured worker is the only witness to the event that resulted
in the work accident, he or she must testify before the Industrial Commission
– also known as the deputy commission – where the judge makes
a decision on the claim. If the deputy commission finds that the injured
person is not a credible source, then the worker’s benefits cannot
The other most common reason benefits are denied at the deputy commission
is when the proposed claim lacks causation between the accident and injury.
A health care physician must testify that the accident had caused the
injury that is preventing the injured employee from working.
Contact Hyland + Padilla, PLLC to Get Started!
If a person receives an unfavorable decision from the deputy commission,
he or she should consider seeking an appeal with the legal assistance
of an experienced attorney. Let us fight for you while you make the best
possible recovery from injury.
Call (919) 590-0099 to schedule a free consultation today.