We understand the stress that results if you get hurt on the job. While coping with physical injuries, you must also communicate with your employer, insurance companies, doctors’ offices, nurse case managers, and the workers’ compensation system.
Knowing your rights is half the battle, and the Pantazis Law Firm can help you obtain the benefits you deserve.
A lawyer can often add substantial value to a workers’ compensation claim by helping you take full advantage of all available benefits.
Hiring a lawyer gives you peace of mind that your claim will be processed correctly and that someone is looking out for your best interests. Our firm also has a bilingual attorney on staff to handle claims on behalf of Spanish speaking individuals.
The staff and attorneys at the Pantazis Law Firm will:
- Make sure your weekly checks arrive on time;
- Assist with authorization for medical treatment;
- File your travel reimbursement requests;
- Order your medical records;
- Discuss your treatment with you and/or your doctor;
- File the correct forms with the Industrial Commission;
- Recommend physicians for second opinions;
- Negotiate a settlement to your claim;
- If necessary, try your case before the Industrial Commission.
Our firm will also explain how other available benefits, such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Disability, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, your Health Insurance policy, and any third party claims affect your workers’ compensation claim.
Payment / Fees
All workers’ compensation cases are taken on a “contingency fee” basis. This means that you pay no money up front for a lawyer and there is no fee for a consultation. Instead, your lawyer will take the fee as a percentage of your settlement. The law in North Carolina generally restricts an attorney from changing more than 25% of your settlement or award. You are still responsible for any costs associated with obtaining the settlement or award, such as the fees for gathering your medical records. These costs do not have to be paid up front; instead, they will be reimbursed to the attorney out of the settlement proceeds.