If you have been injured at work in Cary, NC keep reading for how The can help you with your . We do not get paid unless you win and we offer free case reviews by phone, (919) 615-3095.
Do you have a NC Workers’ Case?
NC employees who are injured while working can have NC claims. Independent contractors and volunteers are not considered employees. You also have to actually be working while you are injured (not on your way to work or on the way home).
In NC, an Insurance. If your tells you that you do not have a because they do not have workers’ comp insurance, you need to seek legal advice. with three or more employees must carry Workers’
NC Workers’ Injury by accident” and “occupational disease” are both covered. But, inebriation can stop a from recovering for their work . is no fault, which means, it does not matter who is at fault for the worker’s . “
If you are injured by a 3rd party while working (for example, in a car accident), you may also have a NC against the party that injured you.
If you have suffered claim. The handles , and cases. on your job and foresee that you are going to be out of work for a year or more, you should also speak with an about filing a
Types of NC Benefits
In North Carolina, Workers’ Compensation LMedical includes medical treatment and mileage reimbursement for treatment of your on the job . provides for and for non-fatal injuries and death benefits for fatal injuries.
Lost Wage benefits provide monetary due to your inability to earn wages because of your . This benefit provides based on the physical impairment of the injured body part as well.
There are four types of NC benefits:
- Temporary total benefits (TTD) are the benefits owed to a NC workers’ recipient when they are unable to work for a period of time that is more than 7 days. If an employee is awarded temporary total benefits, they will get 2/3 of their average weekly wage, not to exceed $992 per week under current . The injured employee who is awarded TTD will also get their paid for by their ’s . Generally, a worker getting TTD will return back to work at the discretion of their treating physician. – Temporary total
- Temporary partial benefits are for injured workers who are capable of returning to work, but not for the same wages they were working for pre- . In this case, a worker may be entitled to 2/3 the difference between their pre and post- wages. – Temporary partial
- Permanent partial benefits (PPD) are assigned to workers who sustain a permanent and cannot return to the same work because of the . An who gets PPD is assigned a rating by a doctor which is a percentage of to that body part. The amount of for the loss of use of a body part is defined by statute. Permanent partial
- Permanent total – the worker must show that he/she is totally and permanently disabled from any occupation and thus will receive medical benefits and his/her weekly for life.
Steps After Your Work
- After you are injured, you should immediately orally report your to your and again in writing as soon as possible (within 30 days).
- Many employers will advise an employee as to where to go for medical treatment after an . You should seek medical treatment where your tells you to go.
- Follow all medical advice and report updates to your .
- If a doctor has told you to remain out of work, get a work note (keep a copy for your records) and give a copy to your .
- Document the time that you are missing from work and what your pay would have been on those days
- File a Form 18 with the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC). Your workplace accident claim will either be:
Do you need a ?
As noted above, your can be accepted (paid) or denied (not paid), but even accepted claims can have twists that you may need legal assistance with.
In accepted claims, the (their insurance carrier) controls where the goes for medical treatment. It is not hard to imagine that the will send the worker to physicians who are favorable to insurance companies. While your own doctor or another specialist may view your need for certain medical care and permanent work restrictions in a light that is more favorable to your case. If you need a second opinion, a can help.
In denied claims, the is refusing that your work is covered. Unless you take action, you will get nothing. A Cary Workers’ can file for a hearing with the NCIC and represent you in front of a Deputy Commissioner at hearing. Hearings involve a mediation and depositions, all of which, a NC Workers’ Compensation can prepare you for.
The represents in Cary, NC and surrounding areas. We do not get paid unless you win your case and we offer free case reviews by phone, (919) 615-3095.