Most employees in North Carolina probably never even think about the potential to get injured at work. However, there are thousands of people in the state who may be in employment positions that come with risk of injury – construction workers, manufacturing workers, truck drivers, government workers and healthcare workers, for example. For anyone who has suffered an injury in the workplace, taking action as soon as possible can be crucial.
The reality is that each year in North Carolina thousands of workers submit claims for workers’ compensation after an on-the-job injury or illness occurs. And, the good news is that the vast majority of employees in the state are covered by this program. However, the burden is oftentimes on you to make sure that you go through the right process to get the workers’ compensation benefits you deserve.
For starters, you’ll need to report the injury or illness to your employer quickly. If the injury or illness is work-related or occurred at the workplace, hopefully there will be no dispute as to your eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits. But, that isn’t always the case. Employers may dispute your claim for benefits, or your claim may be denied outright. In such a situation, you may have legal options to consider, including an appeal of a denied workers’ compensation claim.
At our law firm, we work with North Carolina residents who were injured on the job and who are looking for options. We do our best to attempt to make sure that our clients have the information they need to make good decisions. For more information, please visit the workers’ compensation overview section of our law firm’s website.