My Workplace Injury May Get Me Fired or Treated Differently. What Do I Do?
There’s nothing more frustrating, or mentally stressing, than the possibility of losing your job while on workers’ compensation benefits. The circumstances could be anything from the company outright firing you to being laid off due to workplace reduction. No matter the situation, it’s critical to understand what your rights are, and if you can continue […]Read More
Getting a Second Doctor’s Opinion for Workers’ Compensation Medical Benefits
If you’ve been injured on the job, it’s your right to collect workers’ compensation benefits from your employer, including medical treatment costs based on a doctor’s assessment. But what if you’re unsatisfied with your physician’s diagnosis? At The Workers’ Compensation Law Firm, our attorneys have worked with many cases where our clients questioned getting a […]Read More
Independent Contractors and Workers’ Compensation
Are you considered an “Independent Contractor” rather than an employee to the company you work for? Many workers assumingly falling under this job title continually ask the same, unclear question: Am I protected under North Carolina’s Workers’ Compensation, despite the association with my company? Here’s what you need to know about your rights to wages […]Read More
Workers’ Compensation Benefits from a Work Injury Death
Has a family member passed away due to a previous work-injury? It’s possible you may be entitled to benefits through workers’ compensation. Keep in mind that in order to receive benefits, the death must have been caused by a workplace injury or occupational disease. You also have to file a claim within two years of […]Read More
Too Much Fun at Your Company Christmas Party?
Tis the season for fun, good cheer, and that upcoming annual company Christmas party. Employees look forward to it every year – it’s a time to relax, have a laugh about funny things that happened throughout the year, and celebrate company achievements. As much as we’d like to think these events run smoothly, sometimes end […]Read More
Can I Receive Worker’s Compensations for a Re-Injury?
After suffering from one injury while on the job, it’s hard to imagine that you might have to go through it again. However, there is always a chance that future injuries could occur, especially the possibility of reinjuring your previous affliction. So what are your options if you suffer a re-injury after already settling one […]Read More
I’ve Been Injured on the Job and I’m a Non-Legal Resident. Help!
Don’t panic just yet. It’s common for people to assume that non-legal residents won’t receive the same workers’ compensation benefits or anything for that matter, but that’s not the case. In most circumstances, employees without a legal status are entitled to the same workers’ compensation benefits as legal citizens. In North Carolina, workers’ compensation does […]Read More
Understanding Workers’ Compensation Medical Treatment
If you’ve been injured on the job, there are a few important steps to take, including seeking immediate medical treatment. It is your employer’s or their workers’ compensation insurance company’s responsibility to provide medical treatment when accidents occur. At The Workers’ Compensation Law Firm, we’re often asked by clients what medical treatment they’re entitled to […]Read More
How to File Workers’ Comp Claim Forms Correctly
If you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, it’s critical to seek workers’ compensation for lost wages, medical bills and the inability to successfully perform at work. There are a few steps we recommend you take to maximize your recovery, specifically filling out the correct claim forms. We know working through the workers’ comp claim […]Read More
Pain management is an important issue for anyone who has an injury, surgery, recovery & chronic long term disabilities. There have been advancements in pain management but there remain attendant risks. Opioids are powerful pain killers but there abuse can lead to addiction. It is imperative our clients get reputable competent medical care to effectuate […]Read More
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