Rockingham Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Proudly Representing Injured Workers Since 1979
Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C. has represented injured workers in North Carolina for nearly 4 decades. After a workplace injury, it is important to file a workers’ comp claim as soon as possible to seek financial relief. Our workers compensation lawyers will discuss your options and guide you through the process.
Call our office today at (704) 850-6322 to discuss your case with a member of our team.
Workers’ Comp Laws in North Carolina
In North Carolina, all employers who have more than 3 employees are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If they fail to do so, they may face fines, prison sentences, and other penalties. The North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act applies to all businesses, including limited liability companies, partnerships, and corporations. The goal of the North Carolina workers’ compensation system is to help injured workers recover as quickly as possible.
You may be able to receive a settlement for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Travel expenses to and from medical appointments
Workers’ compensation for lost wages provides 66 2/3% of your average weekly wage. You also may be able to receive compensation for travel to and from doctor’s appointments, if the round trip is 20 miles or more. When determining disability benefits, the North Carolina Industrial Commission will use the rating provided by your physician to determine the amount of disability you may be entitled to.
Steps to Take After a Workplace Accident
If you have been injured at work, it is important to notify your employer within 30 days. Your employer must then report the injury to the North Carolina Industrial Commission. If you wait too long and miss the deadline, your claim will likely be denied.
Common types of workplace injuries include:
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones or fractures
- Soft tissue injuries
Workers’ comp benefits are not dependent on the fault or negligence of your employer. You will only have to show that your injuries occurred at work. Our firm has extensive experience representing clients who have suffered on-the-job injuries and illnesses.
Call Our Rockingham Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Today – (704) 850-6322
At Price Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., we are backed by a track record of success. Our Rockingham workers’ comp attorneys will help you file the necessary documents, and will represent you tenaciously every step of the way. Furthermore, if your claim is denied, we will aggressively uphold your right to a settlement in a hearing.
Contact us today to get started with a free initial consultation.