North Carolina offers comprehensive Workers’ Compensation benefit for injured employees. The workplace remains the primary site for serious injuries. Full-time employees, contract workers, temps, commissioned workers, and even telecommuters are covered by North Carolina’s Worker’s Compensation laws. The Workers’ Compensation program covers a host of medical problems, including the following:
- Back, neck, knee and shoulder injuries
- Broken bones
- Electrical injuries and burns
- Occupational illnesses
- Repetitive trauma injuries
- Loss of vision and hearing
- Chemical poisoning
While you can apply for Worker’s Compensation by yourself, without an attorney, there are often reasons to hire a skilled Worker’s Comp attorney. Worker’s Comp requires detailed paperwork that, if incorrect, can delay your benefit. You may need to fight with your employer regarding your injury. In some cases, you may need to go to court.
Many workers’ comp issues are commonplace: falls from ladders, factory accidents, transport accidents, and aching backs for nurses and home care attendants. But Everett, Womble & Lawrence, LLP, handles less common problems as well — like workplace violence, nervous disorders, bad air and unbearable noise. We also handle third-party lawsuits that go beyond worker’s comp. These third party lawsuits compensate you more broadly than the Workers’ Compensation laws.