If you have been injured at work, physical recovery from your injury is not the only concern on your mind. You may be wondering how you will pay bills or put food on the table. Perhaps you fear you will be unable to return to the same type of work you have done for years, and you need to determine your next steps to move forward.
At Speaks Law Firm, we help people facing situations like yours every day. We can evaluate your claim, implement effective strategies, and fight to get you the best outcome possible. We help you navigate healthcare and insurance concerns, providing peace of mind and specialized knowledge while you heal.
Your workplace injury may also include other claims as well. Often, an accident at work will also give rise to additional claims for recovery with a third-party or products liability claim being the most common. In cases involving three parties, you may need to proceed with both a Workers’ Compensation claim and a Personal Injury claim.
At Speaks Law, your Workers’ Compensation attorney will evaluate your case for all potential means of recovery and bring in our Personal Injury attorneys when the facts of your case allow it. We are passionate about getting you the best value for your case and will leave no stone unturned when getting you the recovery you deserve.
Common Work Injuries include:
Call today and let our Workers’ Compensation attorney speak for you.
Accidents can happen at any time. You can be as careful as you can be, but you can never predict the action of others out on the road. When this happens, you need someone to speak on your behalf to fight for your rights. Speaks Law Firm is here for you.
In North Carolina, employers are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage to protect employees who are injured on the job. Workers’ compensation in North Carolina does not consider fault, but your disregard of safety considerations could threaten your claim if it contributed to your injury. If your claim is accepted, then your employer’s workers’ comp carrier would pay for your medical treatment and lost income according to the statutory comp rate.
In a North Carolina workplace accident, an injury is compensable to qualify. You will have to show that the accident and injury occurred outside of your regular routine in the workplace. If your injury resulted from slipping on a wet floor or a box that broke open while you were carrying it, these factors interrupting your normal work routine may cause you to qualify for workers’ comp.
You must be an employee of the company to receive workers’ compensation benefits. The coverage applies to full-time and part-time employees. You may not be covered if you are an independent contractor.
If your employer denies your workers’ compensation claim, you still have options. Call the team at Speaks Law Firm to discuss your case and we will review whether the denial was proper.
A personal injury case involving a workplace accident will need to prove that the responsible party showed carelessness (negligence), which led to the accident and resulted in your injury.
Note that while the statute of limitations for personal injury in North Carolina is three years, the statute of limitations for workers’ compensation is only two years from the date of the injury or the discovery of the problem. The sooner you contact us, the more quickly we can begin to take care of you and address time-sensitive issues in your work injury case.
At Speaks Law Firm, we guide you through the entire process to answer your questions, review the details of your case, and strategize a way forward for your future. If you believe your employer’s carelessness or recklessness led to your injury, schedule a free consultation.
Workers’ compensation pays for medical treatment related to injuries you suffered in the workplace as a result of an accident, such as medication, surgeries, and hospital stays.
Lost wages in a workers’ comp claim are paid at a statutory compensation rate that equals two-thirds of average weekly earnings. Workers’ compensation claims either accepted or denied by your employer.
In contrast, a personal injury claim does not require the approval or denial of your employer, and it is more flexible in the types and amounts of compensation you may receive for your injuries. Compensation in a personal injury case may account for future lost wages and noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering.
You should discuss your case with Speaks Law Firm shortly following your injury if possible, but we will also work on a strategy to move forward if your claim has already been denied.
You may feel that your employer’s treatment has been dismissive of your safety and well-being following your injury. You need a team on your side that is looking out for your next steps in life. If your employer did not provide proper equipment to ensure your safety, these details may be important to your case. Our team will vigorously protect your rights and interests.
At Speaks Law Firm, we have been committed to fighting for our clients in Charlotte, Wilmington, and the surrounding areas of North Carolina for more than 20 years. Schedule a free consultation if you have been injured at work, and we will evaluate your case for workers’ compensation or a personal injury claim.