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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 you, but they can be challenging to navigate, and some employers and insurers may be difficult to deal with.
The answer, then, is to have an NC workers’ compensation lawyer for Goldsboro assist you with the forms, evidence, deadlines, and procedures, so you can seek the compensation you need.
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 extremity, 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!
What Should I Do if My Goldsboro Workers’ Comp Claim Is Denied?
First, don’t be surprised. Many workers have their claims wrongfully denied. Yours could be one of them.
Second, denial is not 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 a worker 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.
Do I Need A Goldsboro Workers’ Comp Lawyer?
The North Carolina workers’ compensation system allows workers to make claims without the assistance of an attorney – or that was the intention. Making a claim seems straightforward at a glance. So, do you need a workers’ compensation lawyer in Goldsboro?
With the process, the forms, and the deadlines, it can be tricky knowing your rights. An attorney may be able to help you seek medical treatment you wouldn’t know to seek (or were denied) and may be able to help you seek more compensation.
If you want to offload the stress and depend on someone who lives workers’ compensation law day in and day out, an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer for Goldsboro is the answer.
Why Hire the Goldsboro Workers’ Compensation Attorneys of James Scott Farrin?
Our workers’ compensation team includes a powerful mixture of experience, perspective, and backgrounds that enable us to try to tackle whatever your case might throw at us.
- Two attorneys who worked at the North Carolina Industrial Commission
- Several attorneys who are North Carolina State Bar Board Certified Specialists in workers’ compensation
- 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 you
With the James Scott Farrin team on your side, you can rest easy knowing that we’re looking out for you. Plus, you won’t pay us an attorney’s fee unless we collect on your behalf.2 Call us right now at 1-866-900-7078 or contact us online for a free case evaluation. Or call our Goldsboro office to schedule an in-person appointment.
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