Have you recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma? Are you unsure about what you should do now? If so, get help from a highly trained Greenville mesothelioma attorney who can assist you in obtaining the compensation you’ll need to get your condition under control.
The most common cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. More often than not, those who work in the construction industry and shipyards are the ones to be diagnosed with this condition.
This is because up until the mid-1970s, asbestos was used as an insulation and to strengthen concrete. Any structures that were built before this time are likely to contain asbestos, which is why workers in these industries are at the greatest risk for exposure.
When you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma caused by your work environment, you are entitled to workers compensation benefits. A Greenville mesothelioma lawyer at Ricci Law Firm, P.A. is prepared to do whatever it takes to secure the benefits you deserve. We will help you fight back if your claim is denied by the insurer so you can continue to support yourself and your family in your time of need.
The Impact of a Mesothelioma Diagnosis
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that can develop in the lungs, heart, testicles, or abdomen. Symptoms of this condition include fatigue, abnormal formation of lumps, shortness of breath, and chest pain, to name a few. Unfortunately, mesothelioma currently cannot be cured, although treatment can help reduce its symptoms.
Treatment options such as surgical intervention to remove tumors, chemotherapy, and radiation can help patients survive longer, but the side effects are often debilitating. Chemo brain, insomnia, chronic fatigue, and chest pain make it nearly impossible to continue to work. When this happens to you, your lawyer will work rigorously to get your workers comp claim approved so you can focus on recovering.
Securing the Workers Comp Benefits You Deserve
If your mesothelioma was caused by the work you did for your employer, getting your claim approved should be a walk in the park.
These benefits typically consist of a weekly disability benefit of approximately 66 percent of your average weekly earnings, coverage of your medical expenses, job training or education if you can’t return to the industry you worked in before your diagnosis, and death benefits, where applicable.
However, it is not uncommon for insurance companies to do whatever it takes to reduce the amount they’ll be required to pay you—even if that means denying the claims of those who need it the most.
If your claim is initially denied, your attorney will work with the insurance adjuster to see if a resolution can be made, whether that be by supplying additional medical documentation or otherwise addressing their concerns. Claims that continue to be denied will need to be appealed with the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Your attorney will be by your side throughout the appeals process.
Reach Out to an Experienced Greenville Mesothelioma Attorney
If you have questions about the workers comp process in North Carolina, or if your claim was denied and you need help with your appeal, get in touch with a seasoned attorney at Ricci Law Firm, P.A. today.
We are proud to offer you as a prospective client a free case review with a Greenville mesothelioma lawyer to discuss your claim. You can take advantage of this opportunity by giving our office a call at (252) 777-2222 or by filling out the convenient contact form below.