Charlotte Lawyer Guides You Through the North Carolina Workers Compensation Program
Maximize your collection of benefits for injured workers
Most employers in North Carolina are required to carry workers compensation insurance. The program pays for immediate medical care, lost wages and other benefits following an on-the-job accident. In exchange for subscribing to workers compensation insurance, employers are given immunity from most types of lawsuits. The program also eliminates the burden of proving your employer’s negligence to recover benefits.
The Law Offices of Estwanik & May, PLLC has over 15 years of experience helping injured workers collect their rightful workers compensation benefits. Unfortunately, the system is often difficult and cumbersome for workers seeking relief. Our law firm focuses on the challenging red tape so that you can concentrate on your recovery.
Your entitlements under the workers compensation system
The workers compensation program is designed to provide urgent care, continued medical treatment and short-term disability compensation. Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be entitled to payments for:
We know that you are counting on your workers compensation benefits to pay your medical bills and cover your living expenses. Our team acts decisively and efficiently to recover your maximum compensation as soon as possible.
Recovery for a construction accident
Construction jobs are inherently dangerous. Of the 4,609 workers that the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports were killed in 2011, 721 deaths occurred in the construction industry. Many of these deaths resulted from what OSHA calls the “fatal four” – falls, electrocutions, being struck by an object and being caught in or in between objects. Our lawyer assists the families of construction workers who suffered fatal injuries while on the job.
Filing a third-party claim
In addition to qualifying for workers compensation benefits, you may have a cause of action against a third party. Our Mecklenburg county personal injury attorneys evaluate your case to determine whether another person or corporation is liable for your accident. For example, we may advise you to pursue damages from:
- A driver who ran into your work vehicle
- A business on whose poorly maintained property you tripped and fell
- An equipment manufacturer that produced a defective product