North Carolina Workers' Compensation & Injury Attorneys
Workplace Injuries

Charlotte Workplace Injury Attorneys

Compassionate Counsel During Challenging Times

Ramsay Law Firm, P.A. is known among our peers and throughout the great state of North Carolina for our commitment to protecting the rights of workers after they’ve been injured in an accident. Our Board-Certified Charlotte workplace injury attorneys have helped countless clients secure the compensation and benefits they need, and we understand local and federal laws inside and out.

We’ve encountered every type of workplace accident and as a result, are able to advocate for clients suffering any type of injury. Whether you need to pay for knee surgery after a fall in the office or have acquired a heavy lifting injury after years of strain and repetitive work, you can trust our team to know how to achieve optimal outcomes while holding negligent employers and insurance companies responsible. You can focus on healing while trusting us to carry your burdens.

Common Types of Work Injuries

There are many types of workplace injuries as a result of there being a variety of ways accidents can happen. Injuries can be as minor as a temporary sprain that you can recover from after a few days and as serious as a spinal cord injury that leads to paralysis, putting you out of work.

Common types of injuries our seasoned attorneys have seen in our clients include:

It’s important to know that while many injuries occur from single accidents, some can take months or years to appear as a result of repetitive stress. You may even be able to file a claim against a former employer if you believe your injuries began developing at your former place of work, but you need to have ample evidence – this is one of many reasons why it’s beneficial to hire an attorney.

Causes of Workplace Injuries

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the private industry reported more than three million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2013. While a variety of accidents at work can lead to injuries, injuries most commonly result from falls, repetitive motions, slip and falls, and motor vehicle accidents.

  • Falls, specifically falls from heights, most commonly affect construction workers. Construction workers do their work on scaffolding, ladders, and other platforms that can lead to falls as a result of negligence. Negligence in these cases can include unsafe work conditions and defective equipment.
  • Repetitive motion injuries can occur from repeatedly lifting heavy objects or even as a result of a non-ergonomic work environment. Common injuries include tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Slip and fall accidents can happen on a work site or in an office as a result of slippery or wet surfaces, broken stairs or pavement, torn carpeting, poor lighting, and more, often causing broken bones, spinal cord and neck injuries, and head and brain injuries.
  • Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of injury in the United States and are always a risk for employees who drive for their jobs. Employees can be compensated if they can prove they were engaged in work-related business or on the job at the time of their accident.

What to Do After an Injury at Work

After an accident, you must notify your immediate supervisor immediately, as failure to report a workplace injury or illness within a certain amount of time can result in you forfeiting your right to file a workers’ compensation claim. Under North Carolina law, the statute of limitations for workers’ compensation claims is two years from the date of injury.

Employers are then required to make sure you receive the medical attention you need and have to notify their insurance company so they can file a claim. Through the workers’ comp system, you are entitled to coverage for medical expenses and lost wages while off work.

Some employers and insurance companies will attempt to undermine employee claims or reject them entirely on the basis that there isn’t enough evidence to prove workplace injuries. When you hire our attorneys, we can gather the evidence we need to support your claim and protect your rights as a worker to compensation.

To learn more about your rights when filing a Worker's Compensation claim, watch out video "Can You Sue Your Employer If You Have Been Hurt" or call our experienced Charlotte attorneys at (704) 376-1616 to get started on your case. We offer services in English and Spanish.

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Why Choose Ramsay Law Firm?

  • Familiarity With the Medical Field and How to Effectively Argue Cases
  • Work Directly With An Attorney Who Is Devoted to Your Success
  • Over 60 Years of Combined Experience With Workers' Compensation Cases
  • Two Board Certified Attorneys Dedicated to Your Recovery

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