Category Archives: Workers’ Compensation

The on-the-job accident attorneys at our North Carolina personal injury law firm have been helping people with workers’ compensation for years.

What Should You Do If You’re Hurt On The Job?

Regardless of your job, there are potential hazards that can cause serious injuries. As a result, most employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance ensures that employees are fairly compensated for their workplace injuries without having to file a lawsuit against the employer. It is important to remember that you are only eligible for workers’ compensation benefits if you report your injury quickly and correctly during the workers’ compensation process. Even when things are done in a correct and timely manner, some insurance companies will deny or undervalue claims. In order to ensure that you give yourself the best opportunity to claim all the workers’ compensation benefits you are owed, here are four things to consider if you have been hurt on the job. Inform Your Employer of Your Injury Depending on the severity of the injury, the first thing you should do after an injury…
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What Factors Impact a Construction Accident Claim?

Construction accidents are common workplace injuries. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), over 21 percent of work-related injuries occur on construction sites. Several are severe and even fatal including falls, being hit by falling objects, electrocutions, and being pinned between vehicles and other large objects. These types of cases are amongst the most challenging workplace injury cases for they have several impacting factors. If you’ve been injured while on a construction site, you probably have several questions about your rights. We have several attorneys who are North Carolina State Bar Certified Specialists in Worker’s Compensation and can help answer these questions and get you the compensation you deserve. Does It Matter If I am a Contractor? The first issue that usually comes up in construction accidents is whether the injured victim was an employee or an independent contractor.  Employees are typically entitled to worker’s compensation benefits…
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Bulldozer Accident in Rocky Mount Kills Landfill Worker

A 48-year-old Lincoln County landfill worker died last month after being hit a bulldozer. According to the Department of Labor, the man was trying to prevent the bulldozer from dumping trash into the wrong area of the landfill when the accident occurred. Officials with the Department of Labor who are investigating the incident claim the bulldozer’s operator did not see the man in time to avoid a collision. Last month’s work accident is one of many that have occurred in North Carolina during 2017. In August, a 21-year-old man was killed by a falling slab of granite. In March, a Mooresville man was pulled into moving machinery and critically injured. He later died from his injuries. North Carolina employers have a duty to maintain safe workplaces. When this duty is neglected, workers can tragically lose their lives or suffer life-altering injuries. Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible for…
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