Workers’ compensation laws are designed to provide benefits for injuries you suffered while working. That means, if you’re hurt while performing services on behalf of your employer, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
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Unfortunately, insurance companies make it extremely difficult for people to recover the payments they’ve earned while working. You can’t rely on the insurance company to protect your rights—you need an experienced Raleigh workers’ compensation lawyer at Henson Fuerst to fight for the benefits you’ve worked for.
Common Workplace Injuries
There are a variety of common workplace injuries covered by workers’ compensation benefits. Whether you sustained a traumatic physical or mental injury, a long-term physical injury, suffered from pain syndrome, or acquired an occupational disease on the job, a North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyer at Henson Fuerst can help.
Common injuries include those resulting from:
- slips and falls,
- falls from heights,
- improper lifting,
- work vehicle crashes,
- heavy equipment accidents,
- and more.
We Believe You
At Henson Fuerst, we know that you’re probably frustrated with people doubting your injuries. It may feel as if no one is on your side, and the insurance company is looking to catch you in a lie. We believe in our clients. We’re on your side.
Our North Carolina workers’ compensation attorneys are experienced and dedicated to protecting your rights and getting you the compensation you deserve. It is our job to help, not make your life more difficult.
What to Do After an Injury
In North Carolina, there are clear and distinct steps you should follow in order to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. According to the North Carolina Industrial Commission (NCIC), you should follow these steps if you’ve been injured at work:
- Seek medical attention.
If your workplace has a designated healthcare provider, seek medical attention with that provider. If not, seek appropriate medical attention elsewhere.
- Tell your healthcare provider your injuries are work-related.
Communicate the name of your employer and how your accident happened to your healthcare provider. Your provider will use this information to bill your treatment as a workers’ compensation claim.
- Report your injuries to your employer.
As soon as possible, tell your highest ranking manager or the owner of your company about your injuries. If you can report your injuries in person, do so. Otherwise, have a family member or healthcare provider notify your employer.
- Give your employer written notice of your injuries.
Within 30 days of your accident, send a simple written notice of your injury to your employer. All that is necessary is a brief description of the accident and injury. If you’re unable to write a letter, have a family member or healthcare provider send one. Be sure to keep a copy for your records.
- Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions.
To increase your chances of regaining the level of health you had before your accident, always follow your healthcare provider’s instructions.
We’re Here to Help
At Henson Fuerst, our North Carolina workers’ compensation attorneys will fully explain your rights, investigate your claim and injury, help with paperwork, and work tirelessly to fight for the full amount you may be owed for medical bills, lost wages, and, if necessary, vocational rehabilitation or retraining.
Call us today at (919) 781-1107 for a free evaluation of your case—there’s no charge to talk with an attorney and no obligation. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day (every day), and we are usually able to schedule a meeting within 24 hours—sometimes the very same day. We’re here to help.