NC Volunteer Firefighter Death

Changes to workers’ compensation law for volunteer firefighters in North Carolina are imminent, as we blogged about here. What happens when you use your personal vehicle for work and are injured or killed?

This is what happened to Maxton, North Carolina resident and Chief of the Evans Crossroads Volunteer Fire Department, Samuel Butler, 52, responded to a minor vehicle crash call only a mile from his home. He drove his own Toyota Camry to the scene of the accident. When Butler attempted to do a U-turn, a tractor-trailer collided with his car and Butler died instantly. The tractor-trailer driver, Robert Barrett, was not injured and he does not face charges.

The injury must arise out of and in the course of employment. “Injury also includes the breakage or damage to eyeglasses, hearing aids, dentures, or other prosthetic devices, which function as part of the body,” according to NC personal injury attorney Brent Adams who authored the 2008 book How to Get Top Dollars For your Workers’ Compensation Claim.

If you or someone you know was injured or killed while completing work as part of their job, Brent Adams & Associates’ workers’ comp attorneys will review your claim and put decades of NC law experience behind fighting for your injury case. Contact workers’ comp lawyers in Raleigh, Fayetteville and Dunn no matter where your injury claim is being filed in North Carolina. Our injury attorneys work all over the state and help innocent injured workers receive the compensation they deserve.
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