Workers Compensation NC | Workers Compensation Lawyers NC
Welcome to the North Carolina workers’ compensation law and benefit site coordinated by workers' comp lawyers in Raleigh at Brent Adams & Associates. We have skilled work injury lawyers who focus exclusively on North Carolina workers’ compensation claims and benefits. Our workers' comp lawyers in Raleigh help injured workers learn their legal rights when hurt at work. We have a dedicated department that focuses exclusively on injured workers' benefits, pictured here to the right.
The only way North Carolina injured workers can protect themselves is to learn as much as possible about the NC workers' comp system. We have written a book for North Carolina’s injured workers. The book is free for injured workers in North Carolina. This book levels the playing field and makes it easier for injured workers to understand the NC workers' comp system.
North Carolina workers’ compensation law is very complex and confusing. Temporary total disability benefits, temporary partial disability benefits, permanent partial disability benefits, permanent and total disability benefits, workers’ compensation settlements and death benefits are all governed by special statutes specific to North Carolina and its injured workers. Paperwork is even more complicated when workers' comp claims are denied. We will help you.
If you were financially dependent on a North Carolina worker killed in an on-the-job accident you may be entitled to death benefits from the employer’s insurance company. There is no cost for a legal consultation and the injured worker is under no obligation to hire us. We will discuss your workers’ compensation claim, determine whether you need a lawyer, and the steps you should take to protect your rights.
Injured workers should understand that North Carolina workers’ compensation insurance adjusters are not on their side. It is the insurance adjuster's job to save the insurance companies money and pay out as little money as possible to North Carolina’s injured workers. Do not expect your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance adjuster to explain your rights to you. That is not their job.
Benefits available to injured workers in North Carolina fall under three main categories:
- Wage replacement. North Carolina workers’ compensation law provides that an injured worker unable to do any work is entitled to two-thirds of their average weekly wage. These benefits will be paid to the injured worker until they are able to return to work. These workers’ compensation benefits are tax-free.
- Payment of all related medical expenses. North Carolina workers’ compensation law requires the employer to pay all medical expenses related to the worker’s accident or occupational disease. The employer is required to pay 100% of the approved medical bills. The medical providers cannot charge the injured worker directly for these medical services.
- Compensation for permanent impairment. North Carolina workers’ compensation law requires the employer to pay the injured worker for any permanent impairment of a body part. The amount of benefits to be paid for an impaired body part depends upon the part of the body that is impaired and the degree and extent of impairment.
In addition, North Carolina’s workers’ compensation law provides other benefits to injured workers. Our Raleigh workers' comp lawyers will answer your questions and, in an appropriate case, will help you obtain a substantial settlement for your claim. Among the questions our workers' comp lawyers answer:
- Am I entitled to workers' comp in NC?
- How much can I earn on NC workers' comp?
- How long can I claim workers' comp benefits?
- What medical expenses will my employer pay?
- Do I need a workers' comp attorney to handle my injury case in North Carolina?
- How do I choose the right workers' compensation lawyer?
- How do I deal with workers' compensation doctors?
- How do I deal with workers' compensation vocational rehabilitation counselors?
- What can I do to protect my workers' comp claim?
- How do I handle a job interview when I'm receiving workers' comp?
- I got hurt at work; should I worry about a private detective?
- Should I go back to work?
- What kind of work can I do after I recover from my injuries?