Workers’ Compensation Benefits in North Carolina
A History of Success in Representing Injured Workers
When people are injured on the job, they can file for compensation for their lost wages and medical expenses through the North Carolina workers' compensation system. At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we know how important it is for you to receive workers' compensation benefits.
Since 1997, countless clients have trusted our North Carolina workers’ compensation attorneys to get them the benefits they need and deserve. Let our respected legal team do the same for you. We offer tenacious, zealous legal advocacy and personalized attention every step of the way.
What Do Workers’ Compensation Benefits Cover?
You’ve been injured on the job and a doctor has told you that your condition is so severe you won’t be able to work for a long time. You should file for workers' compensation in order to receive benefits that can allow you to recover from your injuries without going broke.
In North Carolina, workers' compensation can provide you with the following benefits:
- Medical expenses associated with treating your injuries
- A portion of your lost wages (two-thirds of your average weekly wage)
- Death benefits, if your family member died due to a work-related injury or illness
In the process of qualifying for workers' comp, you may also receive an impairment rating, which can be used to claim disability benefits. If you receive disability benefits, however, your workers' comp benefits will be offset by the amount of the disability benefits.
If a family member was killed on the job in North Carolina, you may be entitled to death benefits. An experienced attorney at Lanier Law Group can give you more information about the benefits you may be entitled to after the death of a loved one.
Choosing Your Own Doctor
If you file for benefits through the workers' compensation system, your employer is responsible for paying your medical expenses and has the right to direct your medical treatment. This means your employer may choose a doctor for you. However, you do have the right to ask the North Carolina Industrial Commission for permission to see a doctor of your choosing. It is important that you get permission before you see a different doctor than the one your employer chose. If your own doctor treats you without permission from the Industrial Commission, you may jeopardize your workers' compensation benefits.
Contact Lanier Law Group for a Free Consultation
The North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers at Lanier Law Group are here to help you with any issue related to workers' compensation. We can also assist you with third-party workplace accident claims, if necessary.
With multiple office locations throughout the state, as well as a large and experienced team of attorneys and legal professionals, our firm is prepared to assist you through every stage of the workers’ compensation process. Our goal is to help you recover all available workers’ comp benefits so that you can focus on healing and moving forward with your life. You owe us nothing unless we are successful in resolving your claim.
Request a free initial consultation today; call (855) 757-4204. Se habla español.