Workers’ compensation benefits are available to all employees that have been injured by an accident arising out of and in the course of their employment. Injuries can include on-site and off-site accidents, or occupational diseases that developed as a result of employment.
Common work place injuries:
- Back Injuries
- Food Service Burns or Cuts
- Chemical Burns
- Broken Limbs, Arms, Hands, Fingers, etc
- Factory or Machinery Cuts
- Brain Damage or Head Injuries
- Long Term Pain or Injuries
- Factory & Office Injuries
- Construction Accidents
Injured employees are entitled to not only medical treatment by their employer in situations of injury, but also payment of lost wages. There are many benefits offered under the North Carolina workers’ compensation laws and having an experienced attorney is crucial to receiving the full advantage of those benefits.
In order to receive workers’ compensation benefits from your prior or current employer, your injuries must have been caused by tasks performed during your employment with the company. Benefits are also available to employees who develop an occupational disease as a result of prior or current employment.
An occupational disease is any chronic ailment that occurs as a result of work activity or environment. These diseases can include lung damage (asbestosis, byssinosis, etc), lead poisoning, skin irritation (eczema, severe sunburn and/or skin cancer), and carpal tunnel. The following occupations or industries are at special risk for workers developing an occupational disease:
- Insulation installation
- Printing & painting
- Metal machining
- Motor vehicle repair
- Data entry & technology
Since workers’ compensation claims are awarded based on many different legal factors and their complexity is difficult to handle alone. In many cases, employees are forced to fight the insurance companies for the money and benefits that they deserve. Without proper attorney representation, many are left with financial problems and long term injury.
The King Law Firm is an experienced injury firm that works hard to protect your rights against workers’ compensation insurance companies and employers. The Board Certified Specialists at the King Law Firm, we will aggressively fight to insure that you receive proper healthcare treatment and full payment of benefits that you deserve.
You have rights by the North Carolina work laws!
Contact us today for a free consultation and start the course of safe guarding your recovery with an experienced workers’ compensation attorney on your side! (800) 635-1683
The following is a list of just a few companies that our North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Attorneys with The King Law Firm have filed Workers’ Compensation claims against:
- Black & Decker
- Smithfield Foods
- Wal-Mart / Sam’s Club
- Moore’s Cafeteria
- International Paper
- M J Sofee Company
- Goodyear Tire
- New Hanover Regional Hospital
Contact our North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Attorneys to find out your legal options today!