If you’ve suffered a work-related injury or occupational illness, there are protections in place for workers, and you shouldn’t have to suffer or struggle with high medical bills or go without a paycheck. Employers have a responsibility and obligation to protect their employees from injury and ensure they receive appropriate compensation in the event an injury does occur. Our team of workers’ compensation attorneys in Raleigh have extensive experience in fighting for workers who were injured on the job or became ill due to working conditions.
Understanding Workers’ Compensation in North Carolina
The NC Workers’ Compensation Act allows workers to receive compensation for any accidental injury without a trial, reducing the problem of lengthy and expensive court procedures. It protects workers by requiring most employers to carry insurance that will cover accidental injuries or illnesses caused by a working environment. While most employers’ insurance policies do provide some compensation, it’s very common for employers or the insurance company to delay or deny claims in order to avoid having to pay out funds. In this case, it’s essential to speak with a workers’ compensation lawyer as soon as possible in order to work towards getting your benefits.
Types of Injuries and Illnesses Commonly Obtained in the Workplace:
- Broken bones
- Back and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Cuts and lacerations
- Carpal tunnel from repeated movements
- Breathing and respiratory issues
Types of Workers’ Compensation Claims
- Construction Accidents
- Repetitive motion injuries
- Toxic exposure to chemicals
- Workplace accidents
Why You Need a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
If you’ve been injured and your claims have been denied, you may feel like there is nothing you can do. However, we work with clients in and around Raleigh to help injured workers with the following issues related to workers’ compensation:
- Filing an appeal on your behalf with the NC Industrial Commission if claims are denied.
- Obtain reinstatement of temporary disability benefits if you are incorrectly told you are able to go back to work.
- Provide assistance to obtain permanent disability benefits.
- Helping you receive full benefits to cover medical compensation for bills and wage replacement.
Contact Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys in Raleigh
As soon as you’ve been injured on a job, it’s important to reach out to the attorneys at Kirk, Kirk, Howell, Cutler, and Thomas. Our experienced team is here to provide you the knowledgeable representation and counsel you need to help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us at (919) 615-2473 or fill out the form below to schedule a consultation.
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