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Charlotte Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

Helping Injured Workers Get Their Lives Back Following an Accident

If you’ve been injured in a work-related accident, you may be facing issues you hoped you would never have to deal with. Workers compensation claims can be complex and require you to comply with specific statutory procedures in order to protect your rights.

Without guidance from an experienced attorney, you may lose valuable rights and fail to receive the compensation necessary for you and your family. The attorneys at Price, Petho & Anderson have the knowledge and experience necessary to guide you through your workers’ compensation claim.

Call the Charlotte work accident attorneys at Price, Petho & Anderson today by dialing (704) 350-2630. We offer free consultations to help you better understand your options.

What Coverage Does Workers’ Compensation Provide?

In North Carolina, workers compensation covers employees injured by accident in the course of their employment, even where the employer is not at fault. In fact, work comp will pay even when the employee is negligent in causing their own injuries. However, accepting this coverage requires a mandatory waiver of the injured employee’s right to sue the employer for negligence in causing the injuries, though they can still sue a third-party responsible for the injury.

In North Carolina, the employer is responsible for:

  • Medical care—This may include medical care, rehabilitative services, vocational rehabilitation, and travel expenses to and from doctor visits
  • Lost wages—Calculated at the rate of two-thirds of the employee’s average weekly wages.
  • Compensation for any permanent injuries—For permanent injuries, workers are compensated based on North Carolina’s schedule of injury benefits, which lists compensation for specific injuries

    Employees are eligible for coverage if they are injured in an accident arising "out of the course and scope of employment," meaning that not every injury occurring at work is covered. The injury must result from an "accident".

    How Do I File a Workers' Compensation Claim?

    The most important thing to do is to make a report of your injury to your employer as soon as possible. Document exactly how the injury took place, taking note of any co-workers or supervisors who were present at the time of the accident. Then you must file a claim with the North Carolina Industrial Commission by completing a Form 18 within two years of the date of injury. The North Carolina Retaliatory Discrimination Act makes it illegal for your employer to fire you or otherwise retaliate against you for requesting benefits under.

    The following are important North Carolina workers’ compensation laws you need to know about if you want to file a claim in North Carolina:

    • Injured workers have 30 days to give notice of their injury to their employer.
    • Injured workers have 2 years to file a claim.
    • The majority of employers in North Carolina are required to carry workers' compensation insurance. However, certain domestic workers, farm laborers, and federal employees are exempt from this requirement.
    • If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, you can file Form 33, Request for Hearing, to ask for your case to be heard before the Industrial Commission.

    Once you file your claim with the North Carolina Industrial Commission, your employer can either admit compensable injury or dispute the claim. If your employer is unsure as to whether or not compensation is owed, but still wants to direct your medical care, they can file a Form 63 “Notice To Employee of Payment Without Prejudice”.

    Causes of Workplace Injuries in North Carolina

    Each workers' compensation case is unique and comes with its own set of details and circumstances. With that said, there are a host of common, broad-stroke causes for workplace accidents that can cause serious injury.

    Common causes of workplace injuries include:

    • Lifting heavy objects
    • Poor lighting
    • Hazardous materials
    • Workplace violence
    • Slips, trips, and falls
    • Dehydration
    • Fatigue
    • Falls from heights
    • Repetitive motions involving micro-tasks
    • Struck against object or equipment

    In all cases, getting the benefits you deserve is easier with the help of an experienced North Carolina workers compensation attorney. The economic interests of employers and their insurance providers will not always have your best interests in mind, and they may be reluctant to pay you a fair amount for your lost wages and medical bills. The attorneys at Price, Petho & Anderson are paid on a contingency fee basis, meaning we collect no fee until we have helped you reach a settlement.

    We Fight for Our Clients

    Since 1979 our firm has aggressively represented thousands of individuals with their workers’ compensation concerns, building a track record of million-dollar and multi-million-dollar awards. All too frequently, employers fail to handle job site injury cases correctly, sometimes even refusing to do what is right for their employees.

    Some common mistakes made in workers’ compensation cases are:

    • Employers asking employees to return to work before their doctor says they are ready
    • Workers failing to receive full compensation for an injury, such as payment for visible, permanent scars or to be reimbursed for medical travel expenses
    • Employers failing to provide weekly payments and coverage for doctor visits

    In work-related accidents, an injured worker may have more than one source of financial recovery. Not only could they qualify for workers' compensation, but depending on how the injury occurred, they may also be able to bring a personal injury claim against another party.

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    Our lawyers have handled many kinds of cases, including more complex ones involving wrongful termination or an issue involved with returning to the workplace. From construction accidents to other workplace injuries, we know how to get results.

    Contact the Charlotte workers' compensation lawyers at Price, Petho & Anderson today by dialing (704) 350-2630.

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