North Carolina Workers’ Comp laws provide injured workers medical treatment for their injuries and wage replacement when they are disabled. Workers ‘ compensation laws provide coverage primarily for economic losses, unlike the tort/negligence system, which allows recovery for pain and suffering. Because the benefits are limited, it is vital that injured North Carolina workers be sure they are fairly compensated.
North Carolina workers’ compensation cases often result in a tug-of-war between the insurance company and the employee to control their medical care. Having previously worked for the insurance defense companies, we know how they work and can help you navigate their relentless process.
Workers’ compensation claims involve many different types of injuries and accidents, covering various situations. If you were injured on the job, you have rights to compensation for your injuries and lost wages. Here are a few examples of workers’ comp situations that you may be facing:
North Carolina law allows only Two Years to file a Workman’s Comp claim. This deadline is critical to your rights because if you don’t get your lawsuit started in court before North Carolina’s Two-year filing window closes, you’ll lose your right to have your case heard. Call our offices today to avoid missing your window of opportunity. This deadline is different from the time frame for reporting to your employer. In most cases, you should report the injury to your employer as soon as possible and no later than 30 days after your accident. If you miss the deadline, you could be refused compensation.
Employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Carrying this insurance allows the employer “exclusive remedy,” which prevents employees from bringing a civil suit against them. However, this does not mean you will not get compensation for your damages. This insurance is primarily held to pay you for medical bills incurred from your workplace injury or illness, lost wages, and disability payments.
Maybe you are the type of person who is hesitant to sue anyone. Still, you could be experiencing pain, suffering, discomfort, dealing with piles of unexpected medical bills, time off work, and being confused about how to move forward.
Shouldn’t someone really pay for what happened? If so, hiring a workers’ comp attorney is, unfortunately, a reality for ensuring you get what you deserve and what is right.
North Carolina employers are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Not carrying this insurance can result in fines and criminal charges. Even still, not all employers will carry this insurance.
In this instance, the injured North Carolina employee has the option to bring their claim before the Industrial Commission or file a negligence claim in the civil courts. Employers who choose not to carry insurance on their employees render themselves exempt from “exclusive remedy,” allowing employees to bring tort and civil liability claims against them.
Regardless of your injury, so long as it was caused by someone acting in a negligent manner, you have the right to take action for compensation. We can help you obtain compensation for your damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other issues that you may face because of your injury.
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