Greensboro Workers' Compensation Attorneys
Injured in a Workplace Accident? Let Us Help You Secure Your Entitled Benefits!
If you've suffered a workplace injury, you deserve experienced legal representation to ensure your rights are protected, and you receive the compensation you deserve. Our dedicated team of Greensboro workers' compensation lawyers at Lanier Law Group, P.A. is here to guide you through the process, providing personalized attention and knowledgeable advocacy.
Here's why you should choose us:
- Expertise in North Carolina Workers' Compensation Laws: Our attorneys specialize in North Carolina workers' compensation cases, staying abreast of the latest legal developments to provide you with the most effective representation.
- Personalized Approach: We recognize that every case is unique, and we take the time to understand your specific circumstances. This personalized approach allows us to tailor our strategies to your needs, increasing the likelihood of a favorable outcome.
- Proven Track Record: With years of experience and numerous successful cases, Lanier Law Group, P.A. has established itself as a trusted advocate for injured workers in Greensboro and throughout North Carolina.
North Carolina Workers' Compensation Laws
Workers' compensation is a system of insurance that provides financial and medical benefits to employees who suffer work-related injuries or illnesses. The primary purpose of workers' compensation is to ensure that injured workers receive prompt and fair compensation for their injuries, regardless of fault, and to protect employers from costly lawsuits related to workplace injuries.
In North Carolina, workers' compensation is a no-fault system, meaning that employees are entitled to benefits regardless of who caused the workplace injury. This system is designed to streamline the process of obtaining compensation for injured workers, providing them with medical treatment and financial support during their recovery.
Workers' compensation coverage in the state generally applies to all employers with three or more employees. This includes part-time and full-time employees, as well as certain types of contractors. Some agricultural workers and domestic servants may be exempt from coverage.
Some of the common types of benefits include:
- Medical Benefits: Injured workers are entitled to receive reasonable and necessary medical care related to their workplace injury or illness. This includes doctor visits, surgeries, hospital stays, prescription medications, and rehabilitation services.
- Lost Wages: If a workplace injury results in time away from work, workers' compensation provides for lost wages. The amount of compensation is typically a percentage of the worker's average weekly wage, subject to certain maximum and minimum limits.
- Disability Benefits: Workers who suffer permanent disabilities as a result of a workplace injury may be entitled to disability benefits. These benefits are determined based on the severity and nature of the disability.
In North Carolina, employees are required to report a workplace injury to their employer within 30 days of the incident or the onset of symptoms. Failing to report an injury within this timeframe may jeopardize the worker's ability to receive benefits.
To initiate a workers' compensation claim in North Carolina, the injured worker or their representative must complete a Form 18 and submit it to the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC). The employer's insurance carrier is then notified, and an investigation may be conducted to determine the validity of the claim.
Employers are obligated to provide workers' compensation insurance coverage for eligible employees. When a workplace injury occurs, employers must promptly report the incident to their insurance carrier and cooperate with the claims process. Failure to carry workers' compensation insurance or comply with reporting requirements can result in penalties for employers.
If a dispute arises between the injured worker and the employer or insurance carrier, it may be necessary to attend a hearing before the NCIC. The commission has the authority to resolve disputes and make determinations on issues such as compensability, benefits, and rehabilitation services.
Ready to Fight for You
Navigating the workers' compensation system in North Carolina can be complex, and having an experienced attorney by your side can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. At Lanier Law Group, P.A., our Greensboro workers' compensation lawyers are dedicated to helping injured workers understand their rights and secure their entitled benefits.
If you have questions about a workplace injury or need assistance with a workers' compensation claim, contact us for a consultation. Our team is ready to provide the legal support you need during this challenging time.
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I started working with Lanier Law Group in 2020 on my Social Security Disability case. They from start to finish were awesome. My case manager Janet Hanks and attorney, Ashley Sappenfield were always available to answer all my questions. I did not have to do much but sit back and let them handle whatever was needed. My case took too long (2 years) and if I did not have Janet and Ashley My case would still not be approved. I would recommend Lanier to anyone to get the job done and approved. Do not go to another firm with your case, who promise the world and do not see it to completion and do not think another firms would have worked as hard as they did on my case. Lanier Law Group will always be the choice for me and all my family members to handle any cases of this type and other legal services they provide. They went above and beyond!- Phillip J.
Mrs. Gonzalez did an awesome job of explaining everything in detail and keeping me informed on the status of my case. Despite poor customer service with the insurance company, Mrs. Gonzalez was able to fix what they could not. Mrs. Gonzalez was very helpful with helping me understand things that I was not aware of when dealing with insurance claims. I am so thankful for her expertise and professionalism.- Mario H.
The staff kept me well informed in a more than timely manner and was always ready to answer any questions I may have.- Timothy M.
The Lanier Law Group provided excellent customer service! My main contact was Denise.- Malinda P.
Great experience. Tish was very helpful as my case progressed and explained all of the steps to me, leaving me with very few questions. Shea was also very helpful during the negotiation process.- Nyesha B.
Our attorneys are confident taking cases to trial and will always seek to maximize your compensation.
Regardless of when you contact our firm, we're here to make sure that you get the answers you need. We also offer weekend appointments and consultations.
After an injury, every second counts. We are available to meet with you in person, virtually, or at your location to provide the highest quality legal counsel.
Every case we take on has a team of dedicated professionals assigned to make sure that we're delivering the best possible service and results.