You work hard, you follow the rules, and suddenly a work-related injury prevents you from bringing home a paycheck. Still, the bills keep coming, and now, in addition to your usual obligations, you have medical expenses to pay. The first thing you need to do is apply for workers’ compensation benefits.
In North Carolina, we have workers’ compensation laws designed to quickly get money to those who have been injured on the job. Through workers’ compensation, you can receive benefits for:
- all medical expenses related to your on-the-job injury,
- payment for ongoing or permanent injuries related to your accident,
- and partial lost wages—2/3 of your average weekly wage—once you’re out of work for more than seven days.
It’s important to note that workers’ compensation benefits do not cover pain and suffering, and if your injury is severe enough to keep you out of work for an extended amount of time, your employer is not required to keep your job open.
Contact Henson Fuerst Early
If you’ve been denied benefits or your claim is waiting in the backlog for approval, you need a North Carolina workers’ compensation attorney. Henson Fuerst can help you navigate the process and get the compensation you’re owed.
The workers’ compensation system is weighted to benefit your employer—you can’t file a lawsuit, and there are no juries to decide your compensation. That’s why you need a North Carolina workers’ compensation lawyers to protect your best interests. Call us at (919) 781-1107 or complete a free initial consultation form today.