In the state of North Carolina, it is legally required for an employer with three or more employees to have workers' comp insurance in accordance with the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act. This applies to all businesses including LLCs, partnerships, sole proprietorships, and corporations. Just keep in mind that there are some obscure exceptions. If […]
Do workers' comp payments stop when I return to work?
The answer to this question will vary from case to case and largely depends on the severity of your occupational injury or illness. In general, workers' comp is meant to cover your medical bills and lost wages during your recovery, so returning to work, typically, will mean an end to your benefits. However, if you […]
If I accidentally injure myself, can I still get workers' comp?
Workers' comp is a no-fault system, which means that you're covered regardless of who is at fault including yourself. While this is the general rule, it doesn't always apply equally to every case. Knowingly disobeying safety practices could, in some cases, invalidate your workers' comp claim. To make matters more difficult, even though workers’ comp […]
Ideally, the entire filing process should be led by your employer. That's assuming, however, that your employer and your employer’s insurance carrier follow the proper procedures. Many employers and insurance companies are more interested in their bottom line than anything else, so you can't always trust these entities to be transparent with you about their […]
If you’ve suffered an injury on the job, there are certain steps you should take as soon as possible. The first and most important step is to seek medical attention for your injury. Your well-being is always the most important priority. After your safety is secured, you need to make sure your employer is aware […]
I work for a local company. I was hurt at work three days ago. I am getting medical treatment but I am not sure how all of this works. Do I have a workers' compensation claim?
If you were hurt at work, then you may have a workers' compensation claim. You may have a claim even if your mistake caused your injury. Your claim may be valuable. If you are like most people, you just want to get better and get back to work. However, there are rules in workers' compensation […]
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