Have you been injured and need to know more about Workers’ Compensation or settlement cases? Every state does things differently, so we have compiled of what you should know specific to North Carolina.
Workers’ Compensation is a statutory remedy for employees who are injured by accident while in the course of their employment. It is a no-fault remedy where the employee is not required to prove fault to receive benefits, and the employer is not allowed to deny liability.
In North Carolina, Workers’ Comp may cover vocational rehabilitation services, wage replacement compensation, and medical treatment. Here are some important N.C. laws involving Workers’ Compensation.
In a Workers’ Compensation case, settlements occur when a business owner’s insurance company and their attorney will offer you a specific payment in order to settle the case before going to court. If your company goes through with this, it is important for you to consult with a lawyer to ensure the settlement is worth it. Some people prefer to settle because it means you get cash immediately to pay medical bills or other expenses. However, in some cases, the amount offered in a settlement is far less than you would get by going to court.
In North Carolina, there are three main circumstances under which you are eligible to file a claim.
At Kelly & West, we know that dealing with injuries is a tough situation. If you are someone you love has been injured, let us help you through the process. Contact us today to learn about the next steps you need to take.
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