The injuries you sustain while on the job can result in the need for extensive medical treatment. This is a very difficult time, especially if you are not able to earn wages in your job. Under North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation law, your employer or its insurance carrier is supposed to provide your medical treatment to you with no cost to you. However, in general the employer or insurance carrier is allowed in North Carolina to direct your medical care and select the medical care providers for you.
You may have the right to request a second opinion examination under the law with a new doctor or medical care provider and even request a transfer of your medical treatment to a different medical care provider. However, the workers’ compensation laws and rules are very complicated regarding medical treatment, and you should talk to an experienced workers’ compensation attorney about your medical treatment and what expenses are covered.
If you have a Workers’ Compensation claim or have questions about your rights, Daggett Shuler is here to help you. We will be happy to answer your questions. Schedule a Free Case Evaluation. You will only pay an attorney fee if we help you receive benefits or a settlement and the Industrial Commission approves the attorney fee.
At Daggett Shuler, you can depend on us.