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Charlotte, NC - Personal Injury Attorney
Most North Carolina businesses with three or more employees are required by law to provide workers' compensation for their employees. Workers' compensation is governed at the state level and each state has laws that regulate workers' compensation for that particular state. In North Carolina, work injuries come under the jurisdiction of the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act, which is overseen by a legal body called the North Carolina Industrial Commission.
Pursuing a Workers' Compensation Claim
Workers' compensation law protects employers from being sued directly for on-the-job injury, and therefore, legal actions for workers' compensation claims are filed against the insurance company providing the coverage. Workers' compensation coverage pays for an employee's medical bills and lost wages that are incurred due to work injury or occupational disease. An employee may also receive vocational rehabilitation training under workers' compensation if he or she is unable to perform the duties of the job as a result of the work related injury or disease.
When wrongful death occurs in the workplace in North Carolina, the family may receive workers' compensation benefits to cover medical expenses resulting from the injury, up to $10,000 for funeral expenses and up to 500 weeks of workers' compensation benefits. The amount for weekly compensation is two-thirds of the average weekly wage that the decedent was earning prior to death.
The Law Offices of Paul Whitfield, P.A., assist injured workers and their families when insurance companies are delaying compensation or denying claims and also to ensure they receive the amount of compensation they deserve. Obtaining legal advice or representation through arbitration or litigation may become necessary to protect your rights. Many disputes can be effectively resolved through negotiated settlement, especially when the insurance company knows that your lawyer will not hesitate to take the case to trial. Our law firm has a positive reputation among local judges and insurance company attorneys and representatives who deal with workers' compensation issues. We have extensive experience, are knowledgeable in workers' compensation and employment law and are dedicated to seeing that you receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled under North Carolina law.
We offer a free consultation with a personal injury attorney to discuss your workers' compensation issues and can assist you in determining whether legal action would benefit you. Please call our office or email to arrange an appointment.