Greensboro Workers’ Comp Lawyers
Greensboro has a proud history of industry – everything from cigarettes to furniture to textiles. You don’t have to work in industry to get hurt at work. If you have been injured at work, we encourage you to contact a workers’ comp attorney in Greensboro, NC.
What Percentage of My Paycheck Will I Get on Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
The amount of potential workers’ compensation benefits is actually set by the state. According to North Carolina law, a worker can be compensated up to 2/3 of their working wage – but it’s not quite that simple. There is a cap that the state sets yearly, and there are formulas used to ascertain the actual wages – and therefore the amount – that workers’ compensation pays.
A Greensboro workers’ compensation lawyer can walk you through that process and explain how the amount is calculated.
What Are Other Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits?
If you’re hurt on the job in Greensboro, you can probably expect two things. First, you may be entitled to a wage benefit in the form of:
- TTD – Temporary Total Disability Benefits
- TPD – Temporary Permanent Disability Benefits
- PPD – Permanent Partial Disability Benefits
- PTD – Permanent Total Disability Benefits
Second, you can generally expect medical and treatment costs to be covered by your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance plan. If a loved one was killed on the job, there may also be death benefits for dependents.
Almost all employers in Greensboro are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Eligible injured workers can expect benefits, but the tradeoff is that the employer or insurer get to choose the doctor. This can lead to complications, and a Greensboro workmans’ comp lawyer can help you deal with those, should they arise.
I Don’t Like the Doctor My Workers’ Compensation Company Provided. How Can I Get a New Doctor?
You can request a second opinion through the insurance company or your employer, but they may deny that request. If they do, you can ask the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC) to allow you to get a second opinion that the insurer must pay for. We have a blog resource on requesting a second opinion for a workers’ comp claim if you want to learn more. We’d suggest retaining an attorney for assistance in this process.
How Many Workplace Deaths Happen in Greensboro Each Year?
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 361,150 people employed in the Greensboro-High Point area as of May 2018. According to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), three workers in the Greensboro-High Point area were killed on the job in 2019. So, the chances of workplace death are low. But there is a chance, and workplace deaths do happen. In those times of need, families should know about the death benefits they may be entitled to receive.
The most common injuries in the community as a whole were caused by unintentional poisoning, motor vehicle accidents, and slips and falls – in that order.
Why Hire Us as Your Workers’ Comp Attorney in Greensboro, NC?
Several of the attorneys at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin are NC State Bar Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialists – something only a small fraction of the attorneys licensed in North Carolina can claim. Two have even worked in the NCIC. Put their experience to the test. Call us at 1-866-900-7078, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Or, contact our Greensboro office for more information.