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What to do after a work related injury?
- Seek medical attention from a healthcare provider
- Tell your helathcare provider your injuries are work-related
- Report the injuries to your employer
- Give your employer written notice of your injuries
- Follow your healthcare provider's instructions
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Getting the workers’ compensation benefits you are entitled is not a simple task. Let us put our experience to work for you. Our lawyers have been representing injured workers across North Carolina for over 45 years and are ready to help you too. We know the hurdles you’ll encounter in your pursuit for compensation, and we’ll stand up against the insurance company to ensure that your rights are protected and that you obtain the benefits you are entitled to.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What kind of disability benefits does workmans' compensation cover?
Workers' compensation benefits offers three major types of benefits. These include weekly checks for missed work, payment for related medical expenses, and payment for permanent injuries.
Who qualifies for workers' compensation?
Generally speaking, anyone that is an employee, suffers a work related injury resulting from an accident or occupational disease, and meets North Carolina's deadlines for reporting an injury may qualify for workers’ comp benefits. Independent contractors and volunteers are not usually entitled to workers' compensation benefits.
Can I be fired while I'm out on workers' compensation?
You cannot be fired solely because you have filed for workers' compensation but you can be fired while you have a pending workers' compensation claim. In order to be fired, your employer must demonstrate that there was another reason for doing so that had nothing to do with your open claim.
When should I consult a lawyer in North Carolina over a workers' compensation claim?
It depends on the severity of your injury. If you have a minor injury that doesn’t require surgery and your doctor expects you to make a full recovery and return to work, then you probably don’t need an attorney. However, if you have a more severe injury that requires surgery and your ability to return to your previous employment is in doubt, then it’s advisable to talk with an attorney as soon as possible.
How much money does workers' compensation pay?
If you’re eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits, you may receive up to 66.7 percent of your average weekly wage. However, this amount cannot exceed $862 per week. The maximum weekly benefit is adjusted every year to match cost of living increases.
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