My Employer Has Denied My Claim, What Do I Do?
If a claim is denied by the insurance company or selfinsurer, the employee may request a hearing before the Industrial Commission by submitting Form 33 Request for Hearing.
The N.C. Industrial Commission has created an Ombudsman Section to assist claimants who are not represented by an attorney*, employers, and other parties in protecting their rights. In addition, the Ombudman Section serves as the information source for the Industrial Commission, and answers questions pertaining to all aspects of workers` compensation.
If you need help with a claim, have a workers` compensation question, or want to know your rights as an employee, please direct your questions to the Ombudsman Section of the N.C. Industrial Commission. They can be contacted at the numbers listed below.
Ombudsman Section of the N.C. Industrial Commission
(800) 6888349 or call (919) 7330345
The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.
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