After suffering from one injury while on the job, it’s hard to imagine that you might have to go through it again. However, there is always a chance that future injuries could occur, especially the possibility of reinjuring your previous affliction. So what are your options if you suffer a re-injury after already settling one worker’s compensation plan? We are here to talk you through your options.
Depending on your injury, your health insurance, and the evidence you’re able to gather, your re-injury may still be covered under your original claim. If this is the case, then you would need to extend your coverage for the re-injury by contacting your insurance company. If you are no longer being compensated for that injury, you will have to start the process of filing for worker’s compensation all over again.
Compensation is distributed on a case-by-case basis, meaning each injury claim will be treated under the same process. After you report your second injury to your employer, they will then notify your claimed insurance company. According to the details of your injury, the insurance company will then settle your second claim.
If you sustain a second injury on the job, or re-injure yourself in a similar way, make sure you take the following steps:
- Report the incident as soon as possible.
- Carefully document exactly what occurred and make sure you can prove it was a result of your work-related tasks.
- Have your doctor document your injuries as well, so you can prove the injury is a new one, and not ongoing damage from the original injury.
- Gather as much evidence as possible—each piece will increase your chances of receiving workers’ compensation for your injury.
If your claim is denied, do not fear. There is still hope. We recommend hiring an experienced Workers’ Compensation lawyer. Adequate representation is incredibly beneficial when trying to receive the settlement that you reserve, and our lawyers at The Workers’ Compensation Law Firm are happy to advocate for you on your case.
Our attorneys specialize in workman's comp, personal injury, and dispute resolution services.
We have have a long history of building long-term client relationships founded on trust and mutual respect.
With over 25 years of experience in civil litigation and thousands of cases mediated, Frank specializes in the fields of workers compensation and personal injury law.
Sherman Lee Criner
Sherman is Licensed to Practice Law in North and South Carolina. He has extensive education in law and the mediation practice, professional experience and impressive memberships in many noteworthy political, civic and business organizations.
Ashley M. Edwards
Ashley is a NC attorney and certified mediator in North and South Carolina, Ashley has represented hundreds of clients and mediated thousands of cases for attorneys, insurance carriers and private companies.
“These guys are awesome and care about their clients very much. I would suggest anyone hurt on the job to contact them. Cannot express my appreciation enough to them!"
“Ashley Edwards genuinely cares about his clients and holds himself to the highest standards in all of his professional interactions. I am happy to recommend him to anyone who needs help navigating the workers compensation process."
“Ashley has been practicing compensation law in the greater Wilmington area for 15+ years. I have often turned to him for advice and counsel. He knows the law, is trustworthy, listens to his clients, and fights to do the right thing for them. He is my first call!"
“Mr Edwards made my case feel like it was his most important case. He is so caring and attentive."
“This was the first and only law firm I contacted after being injured. Everyone there has been on point concerning my case and extremely professional. I highly recommend contacting workers comp first if injured. It will be as if it's the most important case they have and they will not disappoint. Thank you to the entire team."
“Wonderful Experience under difficult circumstances. They helped me understand my rights and options under the law. Mr. Edwards took the time to help and meet with me whenever I had questions. He is highly recommended for his expert advice and service. "
“This is the place to go if you get hurt on the job Ashley and his paralegal Janet are really nice and super easy to talk to and they take the time to really listen to your problems and get you the help you need and deserve."
“They came out took out time to listen very smart he knows what he's talking about he heard me out and took my case under difficult sircumstances and i highly advise this is the law firm to consider."
“Sherman is one of the best mediators that I know---he is extremely proficient in Workers' Compensation Law and he is an outstanding communicator. I give Sherman my highest rating!"
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