Is There a Time Limit for Filing Workers’ Compensation?

Is There a Time Limit for Filing Workers' Compensation?

Concord Workers' Compensation Attorney

If you are suffering serious injuries due to a workplace injury, it is imperative that you retain legal representation immediately. The unexpected medical bills and lost wages may have caused your bills to pile up at your door. In the blink of an eye, your financial security can go out the window. It is important that you understand what you are eligible to receive.

After a legal professional establishes the liable party, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings, pain, suffering and mental anguish. Before taking legal action, secure the skilled and experienced representation of The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C. They understand the difficulties that you are facing and have the resources to guide you through the legal complexities that are ahead.

Time Limits of Filing

In order to receive benefits after an on-the-job injury, you must file a workers' compensation claim within a certain time limit. If you do not file on time, you are forever forfeiting your right to compensation. North Carolina G.S. 97-58 states that individuals who have sustained injuries at work have two years from the date of the injury or illness to begin the filing process.

Exceptions to the time limit to file for workers' compensation include injuries resulting in the following:

  • Coma
  • Occupational diseases
  • Immediate and prolonged treatments or surgery
  • Contagious illnesses that require a quarantine
  • Cumulative traumas

Take Action Immediately – Receive What is Due to You

Regardless if the injury sustained is serious or moderate, take action immediately. Do not hesitate to file a claim, especially if there is a possibility that your illness or injury may worsen. Do not wait and risk the loss of your workers' compensation claim. It is imperative that you take advantage of your benefits and do not just sit back and wait for your illness to pass.

After your accident, inform your employer immediately. Tell him or her that you have been injured at work and would like to file a workers' compensation claim. From here, your employer should help you begin to file your paperwork. With the help of a Concord workers' compensation lawyer, this process can be more clear and simple. The firm can work to efficiently and effectively file your claim.

Various Time Limits to Be Aware Of

If you have previous workers' compensation claims and your condition has worsened, you have a certain restricted period of time to request that your claim be reopened. After your claim has been re-opened, you will be permitted to begin receiving the benefits of workers' compensation once again.

A third deadline to be aware of is the submission of medical bills to your employer. You do not deserve to shoulder the costs of your unexpected injuries. Your employer may be required to cover the expenses of your treatment, but it is your responsibility to ensure your doctor knows the treatment you are receiving is under a workers' compensation claim. He or she can then take the proper steps to properly bill your employer or your business' workers' compensation insurance carrier.

Speak with a Concord Workers' Compensation Attorney

It is imperative that you secure the representation of a legal professional if you have been injured. With the assistance of The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C., you can be confident that you will receive the top-notch services and supportive assistance that you deserve. The firm can help you understand your rights and legal options. With the firm's assistance, it can be less likely that your rights can be taken advantage of. Hire the firm and your paperwork can be filed properly, efficiently and effectively.

Contact The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C. today and schedule your free case evaluation!

WHY CHOOSE THE LAW OFFICES OF 
DARRIN M. GAMRADT, P.C.?

Going the Extra Mile to Exceed Your Expectations
  • Extensive Legal Experience in a Variety of Practice Areas
  • Exceptional Track Record Of Successful Case Outcomes
  • Prioritizes Client Satisfaction Above All Else
  • Former Insurance Company Representative

Testimonials

Hear What Past Clients Have Said
    I am totally satisfied with the result!

    “Hopefully I won’t need his assistance in the future but if I did I feel confident he will do a fabulous job.”

    - Jennifer K.
    By far the best attorney I have ever had to represent myself or anyone I know.

    “I have used the Law Office of Darrin Gamradt many times over the past 5-6 years and have found Mr. Gamradt to be the most amazing Attorney to ever practice law.”

    - Luanita (Tootie) P.
    Working with him was easy.

    “Mr. Gamradt was affordable, efficient and working with him was easy.”

    - Client
    I would recommend him to anyone that has trouble with the law.

    “I was very pleased with the outcome and he made my life just that much easier.”

    - Client
    Thank you so very much for being the person you are and for being there for us and your clients.

    “I had no idea that working with you would give us such admiration for you and your profession.”

    - Donna
/

Schedule a Free Consultation

Call (888) 372-1301 or Submit This Form
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.