Workers’ Compensation Injuries
Each day, people go to work and perform their job-related duties to earn a living. When people go to their places of employment the very last thing on their minds is getting hurt on the job. Unfortunately, people suffer injuries in the workplace each and every day.
According to the workers’ compensation laws in the United States, any time employees have suffered injury while performing their jobs, their employers are supposed to pay them worker’s compensation benefits. These benefits are meant to make up for people’s lost wages while they recover from their serious job-related injuries.
No matter what field you may work in, there is a chance that you may be injured on the job. If you suffered an injury and did not get paid worker’s compensation benefits and you spoke with your employer about receiving benefits, it may be a wise idea to consult with a Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyer. This is especially true if your employer denied you worker’s compensation outright.
Filing for workers’ compensation can be difficult, particularly in cases involving serious injury or disability. With an attorney to protect your rights and financial needs, you have the peace of mind knowing someone is in your corner. This can make a big difference in your ability to rebuild and recover in this difficult situation, not just financially but emotionally as well.
Qualifying for Work Injury Benefits
In North Carolina, an injured worker may recover workers’ compensation benefits if he or she was employed at the time of the injury and the injury was directly related to his or her employment. For example, you may be a worker at a construction site and were injured due to a fall from scaffolding.
Because your injury occurred while you were carrying out the duties of your job, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This may include money for medical bills and lost wages from missed work. The amount of benefits you may be entitled to receive will typically vary depending on the extent of injury, amount of medical bills and amount of work you miss.
Contact a Raleigh Workers’ Comp Attorney Today
Although any employer with three or more employees is required to provide workers’ compensation coverage for employees, there are situations where your claim may not be handled in a fair manner. Your employer may attempt to take some other type of retaliatory action against you because you suffered a work injury or are filing for workers’ compensation.
Your claim may have been denied, or you may simply need more information and assistance in order to properly file your claim. Whatever your particular situation, we are confident that with our experience and resources we can help.
At The Whitley Law Firm, we represent injured workers throughout all of North Carolina with all types of work injury claims. We also have the experience to know what is in the best interest of our clients, if that means taking the claim to a hearing at The North Carolina Industrial Commission. To learn more about how we can help you, contact a Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyer for a free consultation.