5 Things to Know If You’re Injured in the North Carolina Workplace

August 8 , 2023

At the Ramsay Law Firm, P.A., our Charlotte workers’ compensation attorneys have over 60 years of combined experience representing injured workers throughout North Carolina. Understanding the workers’ compensation system allows us to appreciate our client’s challenges after a workplace injury and apply our knowledge to produce solutions for their unique needs.

While there is so much to know about the workers’ compensation system and what benefits you are entitled to, five simple factors can help you get started.

Injured in the North Carolina Workplace

All North Carolina Employers Must Carry Workers’ Compensation Coverage

With limited exceptions, the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act requires that all businesses that employ three or more employees, including those operating as corporations, sole proprietorships, limited liability companies, and partnerships, obtain workers’ compensation insurance or qualify as self-insured employers to pay workers’ compensation benefits to their employees.

If your employer does not have workers’ compensation insurance, it may face more than fines and criminal charges. Non-insured North Carolina employers remain liable for medical and wage replacement benefits related to an employee’s workplace injuries.

No One Has to Be “At-Fault” for Your North Carolina Workplace Injuries

North Carolina’s workers’ compensation is a no-fault system. Injured employees in North Carolina are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits regardless of who caused the accident.

While exceptions exist, like a worker’s intoxication or impairment causing the incident and injury, the no-fault system and accompanying benefits are an essential right afforded to most injured North Carolina workers.

If You Were Hurt at Work, You Are Entitled to Pursue Workers’ Compensation Benefits in North Carolina

If you were injured at work in North Carolina, you are entitled to pursue workers’ compensation benefits that may include medical care, temporary partial disability (TPD) and temporary total disability (TTD), or Permanent partial disability (PPD) and permanent total disability (PTD).

You Have the Right to Appeal a Denied North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Claim

If your North Carolina workers’ compensation claim is denied, it is crucial to understand why, so our Charlotte attorneys can strategically appeal to the insurance company or, if necessary, the North Carolina Industrial Commission to reverse its decision. It is worth it to discuss your injury, claim, and how the denial has impacted your well-being with our attorneys, so you can get the help you need to move forward confidently.

You Have the Right to Speak with a Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Despite what many North Carolina workers might think, you do not have to pursue a workers’ compensation claim alone. You have the right to consult and partner with a skilled North Carolina workers’ compensation attorney before you file a claim or pursue an appeal.

Our dedicated Mecklenburg County workers’ compensation law firm provides free consultations to all employees who have suffered a workplace injury in North Carolina by calling 704-376-1616 or contacting us online.

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