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What should you do if you’re injured working at Case Farms or any agricultural industry around Goldsboro, Wayne UNC Health Care, the school system, or elsewhere? North Carolina has workers’ compensation laws intended to help injured workers, but they can be challenging to navigate, and some employers and insurers may be difficult to deal with. Meanwhile, your bills could be piling up.
The answer, then, is to consider having an NC workers’ compensation lawyer for Goldsboro assist you with the forms, evidence, deadlines, and procedures, so you can seek the benefits you need.
What Should I Do if My Workers’ Compensation Claim Is Denied?
First, don’t be surprised. Many workers have their claims wrongfully denied. Yours could be one of them.
Second, denial may not be the end of the process. You have to ask yourself questions. Why were you denied? Did you miss an important deadline, or file the wrong form? Or was it a case of the insurance carrier making an incorrect decision? There could be many, many reasons for the denial. If this happens, we highly recommend that you consult with a Goldsboro workers’ compensation attorney as soon as possible – time is of the essence.
What Kinds of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Are Available?
The short answer is wage replacement, medical bills, and wrongful death. However, the law is much more nuanced. The type and amount of workers’ compensation benefits for which you may qualify vary from case to case and injury to injury.
Medical benefits are more complex than simply paying for medical bills. Potential wage replacement benefits depend on your wage, including raises and the like, but calculating your wages for the workers’ compensation formula can be confusing.
Likewise, disability has four tiers:
- Temporary Total Disability
- Temporary Partial Disability
- Permanent Partial Disability
- Total and Permanent Disability
The law also allows for potential benefits if you suffer disfigurement. It assigns specific values to the types and degrees of disfigurement employees may suffer. Additionally, the law provides benefits to survivors of an eligible worker killed on the job.
For a more accurate idea of what your workers’ compensation claim may be worth, speak with a lawyer.
What Are the Common Types of Workplace Accidents and Injuries Around Goldsboro?
Despite many varied types of work in the county – from agricultural to office work – some of the risks aren’t unique to the job. For example, you can trip and fall over the copier’s power cord in an office just as much as you can trip over a tool on a farm. If you’re injured, the result is the same: you may have a workers’ compensation claim.
Of course, some injuries and risks are more common in some jobs than others. A farmworker is probably more likely to lose a finger or have broken bones, while an office worker may develop carpal tunnel syndrome.
No matter where you work or the nature of your injury, you should consult a Goldsboro workers’ compensation lawyer if it occurred in the course of your job. Call us any time at 1-866-900-7078 for a free case evaluation!
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Are Goldsboro Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Worth It?
The North Carolina workers’ compensation system allows injured workers to make claims without the assistance of a workers’ compensation lawyer – or that was the intention. Making a claim for workers’ comp benefits seems straightforward at a glance. So, do you need a workers’ compensation lawyer for Goldsboro?
With the process, the forms, and the deadlines, it can be tricky knowing your rights. An attorney can help you seek medical treatment you might not know to seek (or were denied) and can help you seek full compensation for your workplace injury.
If you want to offload the stress of your workers’ comp claim and depend on someone who knows workers’ compensation law inside and out to help you seek maximum compensation, an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer for Goldsboro is the answer.
Why Hire the Goldsboro Workers’ Compensation Lawyers of James Scott Farrin?
Our workers’ compensation team includes a formidable mixture of experience, perspective, and backgrounds that prepares us to tackle whatever your case might throw at us.
- Two attorneys who worked on workers’ comp cases at the North Carolina Industrial Commission
- Several attorneys who are North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialists in workers’ compensation and have extensive experience helping people injured on the job
- One attorney who, as a former North Carolina state senator, helped write some of the state’s workers’ compensation laws
- Several attorneys and paralegals who formerly worked for insurance companies and defense firms and are now putting that experience to work for injured workers
- In 2022, our firm was named to the “US News – Best Lawyers” ‘Best Law Firms’ list for the seventh consecutive year. We achieved a Tier 1 ranking for workers’ compensation law — claimants.*
With us on your side, you can rest easy knowing that we’re looking out for you and will help you fight for fair compensation. We’ll help you understand which workers’ comp benefits, such as compensation for medical expenses and lost wages, you may be entitled to for your workplace injury. Plus, you won’t pay us an attorney’s fee unless we collect on your behalf.2
Don’t face the insurance company, your employer, and the workers’ compensation system alone. Put us in your corner and tell them you mean business!
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