In North Carolina, you are required to see any doctor your employer designates to determine your work-related injuries and illness. You can also see your own doctor for treatment, but those records may not be accepted by your employer. It’s important to keep in mind that any doctor evaluating your injuries or illness and treating […]
Workers’ comp typically covers all medical expenses required to treat your eligible injury or illness. These expenses often include emergency room visits, doctors’ appointments, procedure fees, and medications. Though, this is not all workers’ comp coverage is limited to. If your injury or illness has caused a temporary or permanent disability, workers’ comp may cover […]
Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Long-Term Health Problems?
Workplace incidents often lead to immediate injuries, such as falling off of a ladder. However, North Carolina law makes it difficult to seek compensation for long-term health injuries or conditions. Long-term health problems are considered injuries caused by repetitive motions or activities, like back injuries or repetitive stress injuries caused by your work responsibilities. Don’t […]
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While a lawyer isn’t required to file a claim, it could potentially make the difference between receiving workers’ compensation or not. In some cases, insurance companies refuse to pay injured employees the benefits they deserve. If you have suffered a work-related illness or injury and are having trouble obtaining benefits, our Wilmington, NC, workers’ comp […]
Will Workers’ Comp Payments Stop When I Return To Work?
This depends on the severity of your injury or illness. The workers’ compensation system is meant to cover your medical bills and lost wages during your recovery and typically will end when you return to work. However, if you have to work for a lower wage due to a disabling condition or you are no […]
Can I Still Get Workers’ Comp If The Accident Was My Fault?
Workers’ comp is a no-fault system, which means you’re entitled to benefits even if you were responsible for your injury. As long as the accident occurred while you were on the job, you should be entitled to benefits to help cover your medical expenses and lost wages.
Receiving a denied workers’ comp claim can be frustrating, but don’t lose hope. You may still be entitled to benefits and can appeal the decision. At this point, it will be to your benefit to contact an experienced Wilmington, NC, workers’ comp lawyer who can help you gather any necessary evidence to support your claim […]
Businesses operating with three or more employees are required to carry workers’ compensation coverage in North Carolina. Contact our workers’ comp attorneys at Speaks Law Firm if you have any questions about whether or not your employer carries workers’ compensation or how to seek benefits after an accident.
How Do I File for Workers’ Comp in North Carolina?
After you’ve been injured at work, you should seek immediate medical attention. Even if you believe your injuries are minor, it’s important to receive a medical examination to protect your health and your rights. Within 30 days of your accident, you should notify your employer in writing of your injury. Be sure to include your […]
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