Workers Compensation

What Happens if an Employer Does Not Carry Worker’s Compensation Insurance?

If you were injured while at work, you are entitled to receive worker’s compensation insurance under North Carolina state law. If your company employs more than three workers, then they are legally responsible to provide worker’s compensation insurance to cover any medical and hospital bills, as well as a portion of your regular salary. Although …

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Do all Injuries Count as a Workers' Compensation Claim as Long as I’m on the Job?

Actually no, all injuries that occur in the workplace are not considered “compensable.”  Compensable means that you have sustained an injury on the job that would entitle you to medical and wage loss benefits. To be eligible for these benefits, your workplace injury must be the result of an accident or a sudden traumatic incident …

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Misclassification Prevents Thousands From Receiving Workers' Compensation Coverage

Most businesses in North Carolina are required to carry insurance to cover costs related to employee injuries. Unfortunately, many companies skirt these requirements by “misclassifying” their employees as independent contractors—who are exempt from North Carolina workers’ compensation coverage—rather than as company employees. An article from The Charlotte Observer noted a study conducted by several media …

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North Carolina Workers' Compensation Benefits Can Ease Financial Struggles

North Carolina workplaces are apparently more dangerous that ever before, considering new data is showing the number of on-the-job fatalities last year doubled from the previous year’s total. The North Carolina Department of Labor (NCDOL) reports there were 44 workers who died on the job in our state last year. That’s a significant increase from …

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Who Is Entitled to North Carolina Workers' Compensation Benefits?

Accidents can occur on the job at the most inconvenient of times. Luckily, most employees in our state can collect North Carolina workers’ compensation when they’re injured; however, some workers aren’t entitled to such benefits. One such type of employee who cannot collect benefits is an independent contractor. Some may wonder what constitutes being labeled …

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North Carolina Fines Sanford Recycling Center for Fatal Work-Related Accident

December 19, 2013 Companies who hire employees have a responsibility to protect the safety and well being of their workers. The North Carolina Workers Compensation Lawyers with HensonFuerst explain any failure to do so can result in costly legal action being taken against the employer by those who were harmed as a result of their …

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