The law provides that most employers must carry workers compensation insurance and file their workers compensation claim. Accidents at the workplace are common, especially if you work in a dangerous industry.
Workers Compensation Insurance
By carrying this type of insurance, the employer is given immunity from most types of lawsuits involving on-the-job injuries. If your employer has worker’s compensation insurance, it eliminates the burden of proving that your employer’s negligence was the cause of your injury.
Unfortunately, the system is often complicated and difficult for workers seeking relief. If you suffered injury while working for your employer, a Charlotte worker’s compensation attorney can protect your rights and ensure that you receive the payments to which you are entitled.
North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act
Pursuant to the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act, when you are injured at the workplace, you may be entitled to receive payments for:
- Medical treatment of your injury
- Payment of your medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Travel to medical care facilities
- Temporary disability
- Permanent partial disability
- Total disability
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Death benefits
Workers Compensation Claim
You should never go back to your job and work while you are injured. Unfortunately, this happens all across North Carolina. Insurance companies pressure workers to return to “light duty.” This may lead to lingering, chronic pain. You deserve better after you’ve been hurt at work. You deserve a full recovery.
A qualified attorney ensures you get the NC workers compensation benefits you deserve.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Estwanik & May, PLLC, will use their years of experience and practical knowledge to help you successfully obtain the workers compensation claim and payments you earned.