Hiring a lawyer isn’t mandatory but is strongly advisable. Workers’ compensation law is complicated. The benefits work differently than compensation in regular personal injury or product liability cases, and the calculations can be complex. A workplace accidents attorney from our Speaks Law team can explore all potential means of financial recovery and advise what benefits […]
What benefits are available in workers’ comp cases?
Injured workers in North Carolina can claim: Medical treatment Wage replacement compensation Vocational rehabilitation services Wage replacement benefits are payable weekly and usually amount to 66 2/3% of your average weekly wage, subject to a fixed maximum. A Wilmington workers’ comp lawyer from Speaks Law can help you understand what benefits you are eligible to […]
What if I need urgent care, but my employer refuses or fails to provide medical treatment?
If you need emergency care, you can seek medical attention from a provider of your choice without delay. However, you must request NCIC approval as soon as possible. An NC workers’ compensation attorney from our team can communicate with the NCIC and take care of the legal legwork while you seek the treatment you need.
Your employer or their insurance carrier will provide and direct your treatment, subject to any orders by the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC). You may choose or switch your physicians, but you must request permission from the NCIC first. Remember that benefit payments may be conditional on having written permission from your employer, the insurance […]
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