You don’t have to hire an industrial accidents attorney, but it’s typically in your interest to do so. Workers’ comp benefits work very differently than personal injury claims, which enable you to seek compensation for pain and suffering. Also, if you can’t return to work, under workers’ comp, your weekly benefits may not exceed two-thirds […]
As soon as your health permits, report the injury to your employer, both orally and in writing. Ideally, you should do this immediately and, in any event, no longer than 30 days after the accident. You should then call us at Speaks Law Firm. We’ll put you in touch with a seasoned Wilmington workers’ comp […]
Does my employer have Workers’ Compensation coverage?
As a general rule, state law requires companies that employ three or more workers to carry workers’ compensation coverage. Contractors and trucking companies must have coverage, regardless of how many employees they have. Since workers’ compensation in North Carolina is mandatory, neither employers nor employees can waive it, even by written agreement. If your employer […]
Is my injury covered under North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Law?
North Carolina has a different workers’ compensation system than other states. In NC, you only qualify for workers’ comp if you suffered an injury as an employee while performing your work duties. The accident must have been unexpected and unintended. Some exceptions to this rule do exist, such as back injuries and certain occupational diseases. […]
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