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Ask a Lawyer: Explaining the Workers’ Comp Ratings Guide

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If you are a North Carolina worker who got hurt while working, our team at Lewis & Keller can be your champion and help you seek the workers’ compensation you deserve. Attorney Shannon Warf Kovach is a Board-Certified Workers’ Comp Specialist with years of experience helping injured North Carolina workers get the benefits they are entitled to. Read the following transcript to learn the potential value of your workers’ comp disability and how Attorney Shannon Warf Kovach may be able to help you.

Speaker 1:
When you’re determining the value of a disability rating, it’s based on the law. The law lays out the formulas that you have to use, is that fair?

Attorney Shannon Warf Kovach:
Workers’ Comp Ratings Guide. There’s one for civil claims as well, and the doctor usually assigns whatever the disability rating is. And that may be based on the type of care that you have. If you have just conservative care, a little physical therapy, and some medication, you’re probably not going to get a disability rating. Whereas, if you’ve had a back surgery and it’s a fusion, and it depends on how many levels you have, the disability rating could be a 15%, it could be a 25%–it is set by statute. And then depending on what that rating is, you use your comp rating, and then you come up with the dollar amount that that rating is worth, in simple terms.

If you were hurt on the job, don’t wait to call the champions at Lewis & Keller. Our Board-Certified Workers’ Comp Specialist, Attorney Shannon Warf Kovach, is on your side, and she can help you seek the compensation you deserve. Your initial case review is absolutely free, and you won’t have to pay anything at all if we don’t win for you. Contact us today to get started.

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