If your injury was work related, you may be entitled to workers compensation. Workers compensation laws in North Carolina can help protect you and your family. Benefits include replacement of wages, payments to cover your medical bills, and possible compensation for permanent injuries.
North Carolina workers’ compensation law can be complex. Temporary total disability benefits, temporary partial disability benefits, permanent partial disability benefits, permanent and total disability benefits, workers’ compensation settlements and death benefits are all governed by special statutes specific to North Carolina and its injured workers. Let our NC workers compensation attorneys help.
If you were financially dependent on a North Carolina worker killed in an on-the-job accident you may be entitled to death benefits from the employer’s insurance company. There is no cost for a legal consultation and the injured worker is under no obligation to hire us. We will discuss your workers’ compensation claim, determine whether you need a lawyer, and the steps you should take to protect your rights.
Injured workers should understand that North Carolina workers’ compensation insurance adjusters are not on their side. It is the insurance adjuster’s job to save the insurance companies money and pay out as little money as possible to North Carolina’s injured workers. Do not expect your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance adjuster to explain your rights to you. That is not their job.
Benefits available to injured workers in North Carolina fall under three main categories:
Wage replacement. North Carolina workers’ compensation law provides that an injured worker unable to do any work is entitled to two-thirds of their average weekly wage. These benefits will be paid to the injured worker until they are able to return to work. These workers’ compensation benefits are tax-free.
Payment of all related medical expenses. North Carolina workers’ compensation law requires the employer to pay the medical expenses related to the worker’s accident or occupational disease. The employer is required to pay 100% of the approved medical bills. The medical providers cannot charge the injured worker directly for these medical services.
Compensation for permanent impairment. North Carolina workers’ compensation law requires the employer to pay the injured worker for any permanent impairment of a body part. The amount of benefits to be paid for an impaired body part depends upon the part of the body that is impaired and the degree and extent of impairment.
Our Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyers will answer your questions and can help you seek to maximize any financial recovery for your claim.
- Am I entitled to workers’ comp in NC?
- What happens if the WC insurance companies denies my claim?
- How much can I earn from NC workers’ comp?
- How long can a claim workers’ comp benefits?
- What medical expenses will my employer pay for in a NC workers’ comp case?
- Do I need a workers’ comp attorney to handle my injury case in North Carolina?
- How do I choose the right workers’ compensation lawyer?
- How do I deal with workers’ compensation doctors?
- How do I deal with workers’ compensation vocational rehabilitation counselors?
- What can I do to protect my workers’ comp claim?
- What kind of work can I do after I recover from my injuries?
- I got hurt at work, should I worry about a private detective?
- Should I go back to work?
Schedule a free consultation with our North Carolina work injury lawyer regarding workers’ compensation claims, benefits, and laws here.