North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Settlement
It’s not unusual for King Law Firm to receive telephone calls from injured workers who believe that they have settled their workers’ compensation claim.
Often the reality is all the injured worker has done is accept their permanent partial disability rating, which was typically determined by the Physician who was hired by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier. The Physician has assigned a permanent partial disability rating, and the carrier has made payments to the injured worker based on the assigned rating.
This is an important event because it starts various clocks that may affect your ability or your right to receive benefits in the future, but it does not constitute a settlement or a total compromise of your workers’ compensation claim. Quite often, we see these situations where even years later we can have a claim reopened to receive additional benefits, additional medical treatment and other benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act.
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Attorneys Ken and Leah King are Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Lawyers